Careers in Aging

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Take action and raise awareness about the diverse careers available in the field of aging!

Celebrate Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) March 3 to 9, 2019

People are living longer and populations are aging worldwide. The demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing rapidly. Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) is observed during the first full week of March by businesses, clinics, coalitions, organizations, universities, colleges, and other parties across the world. The goal of CIAW is to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging.

How Can You Get Involved? Get Social!

Careers in Aging Social Media Campaign
Join us for a special video preview of the 2019 social media awareness campaign in which various organizations will share their plans for raising awareness about careers in aging.

The Real Faces of Careers in Aging
Watch for vignettes of individual interviews with a range of professionals in the field of aging. These brief recordings will be released via social media throughout the week.

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Share Your Selfie for a Chance to Win a Discount on Registration for GSA 2019
You can become one of the Real Faces of Careers in Aging during CIAW by posting your selfie! GSA will be sharing the real faces and experiences of people with careers in aging throughout CIAW. We want to hear from you too! GSA will be hosting a CIAW selfie contest in which participants can enter to win 100% off the registration fee to attend the GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Approximate retail value $665—prize does not include travel or accommodations. Click here to review complete contest rules.

Steps to Enter the Contest:

  • Reply to the Facebook and Twitter @geronsociety contest post with a photo of yourself in your office, classroom, clinic, business, or lab during CIAW (March 3–9, 2019) using #careersinaging19 and describe your career in aging
  • Not comfortable with social media? Email your photo and career in aging description entry to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please Note: Contest limited to one entry per person. Contest runs from Sunday, March 3, 2019 to Saturday, March 9, 2019. One winner will be selected randomly from all contest entrants. GSA will announce the winner via social media on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Bright Future. Many Possibilities.

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