Careers

Aging is a rapidly growing career field that needs people with a broad range of skills. As a multidisciplinary field aging combines expertise from several areas of study, including: biology, psychology, sociology, public policy, social sciences, humanities, economics, and more.

Explore careers and job postings in the links on this page.

Visit the Gerontology minor page to learn about educational preparation for careers in aging.

Careers and Jobs in Aging

101+ Careers in Aging
Explore this list of different career, including job types and pathways.

AARP Career Opportunities
AARP’s career site for job openings and internships in their various departments.

AgeWork Career Center
The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) career website. Provides job seekers and employers with job listings.

Alzheimer’s Association Career Opportunities
Contains current nationwide job openings with the Alzheimer’s Association. For more employment openings contact local chapters of Alzheimer’s Association.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Career Connection
This job serach site is for individuals interested in pursuing careers with older adults in nursing, practitioners, PA or surgeons, These jobs require a higher level of education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

American Society on Aging (ASA)
Database of job listings and careers in aging. Possible careers and jobs for senior living communities and range from part-time to full-time job opportunities

Association for Gerontology Higher Education (AGHE)
Occasionally have job listings in the Careers in Aging section.

Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
AGHE’s website which contains several articles on gerontology careers, funding information, and calendar of events.

Careers in Aging
Explore resources to learn more about careers in aging for all types of domains from administration, finance, wellness, leisure and recreation, personal care, transportation and much more!

Careers in the Medical Field
This web site contains a description of different medical professions that interface with elders.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Contains information about job openings and student programs at CMS. This listing offers jobs working with Medicare and Medicaid directly and details career paths in an array of different positions.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
NCOA offers suggestions on different ways professionals serve older adults in their community.

Penn State’s Career Services
Provides resources for PSU students to plan their careers and research companies, organizations, and jobs.

Senior Housing
This website offers job listings for employment with retirement housing organizations including independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, CCRC, active adult, home health, and Alzheimer's care. Jobs listed here range widely including business, administration, and management jobs.

Veteran’s Administration
This web page offers a menu of resources to navigate from to find internships within the Department of Veterans Affairs and health related jobs within the Veterans Health Administration (VA Careers).

Aging Related Employment Settings
  • Academia
  • Adult day care
  • Advertising
  • Assisted living communities
  • Advocacy groups
  • Community organizations
  • Commercial recreation businesses
  • Continuing Care Retirement Centers (CCRCs)
  • Counseling
  • Elder law
  • Event planning
  • Government agencies
  • Health management organizations (HMOs)
  • Home nursing organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance companies
  • Marketing
  • Mental health
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Park and recreation organizations
  • Real Estate developers (retirement communities)
  • Religious Organizations
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Therapeutic recreation and rehabilitation
  • Tourism
  • Transportation