About the Careers in Aging Project
The booklet summarized on this section of the AGHE website, Careers in Aging: Consider the Possibilities, was written primarily for high school and college students. It is one of two that have been published as a result of AGHE's Careers in Aging Project. The longer, more detailed booklet--Careers in Aging: Opportunities and Options--is designed for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and adults considering a change in careers, and is also available from AGHE. This booklet replaces So You Want to Be a Gerontologist, published by AARP and the American Society on Aging in 1983.
In 2012 the brochure was revised and is now a free resource to download. Click here to view the Learn About Careers in Aging brochure.
The Careers in Aging Project was made possible by a grant from the AARP Andrus Foundation. Consultants for the project were Gloria D. Heinemann, Ph.D. (Buffalo VA Medical Center and the University at Buffalo, SUNY); David A. Peterson, Ph.D. (Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California); Anne S. Kahl (Geriatric Initiatives Branch, U.S. Bureau of Health Professions); and Jane E. Myers, Ph.D. (Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina-Greensboro).
The authors of this introductory booklet on careers in aging were:
Joy C. Lobenstine
Past Associate Director for Membership and Information, AGHE