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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online gerontology degree may wish to pursue careers in management, education, or research with nonprofit organizations, public agencies, or health care facilities that work with an aging population.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult day care program
  • Community, human service, or religious organization
  • Educational institution or research setting
  • Government agency — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization or long-term care facility
  • Home care agency
  • Nonprofit organization focused on programs for the older adult population
  • Nursing home
  • Organization serving older workers and consumers
  • Professional association dedicated to aging issues
  • Retirement community or assisted living facility
  • Senior center

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Assisted living manager
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Clinical instructor
  • Dementia program director
  • Director of nursing
  • Director of senior citizen service
  • Instructor
  • Mental health counselor specializing in aging issues
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Quality improvement coordinator
  • Regional health care manager
  • Research scientist
  • Social service director
  • Special care program manager
  • Wellness director

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.