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There are many careers that benefit from a background or foundation in gerontology. Below are a few ideas to give you a sense of the range.

Working directly with older adults

1.) Program development and implementation

2.) Medical/health care

3.) Counseling individuals and their families

4.) Business advising (legal, financial, housing)

Working indirectly with older adults

1.) Research on aging and aging issues

2.) Planning community-based services

3.) Teaching about aging

4.) Advocating on older adults behalf

5.) Designing and marketing products for older adults

6.) Advising businesses about older workers