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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:


Gloria D. Heinemann, Ph.D.
Buffalo VA Medical Center and
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Elizabeth B. Douglass
Past Executive Director, AGHE
Joy C. Lobenstine
 Past Associate Director for Membership and Information, AGHE


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