A smiling female student drips a chemical into a vial.A smiling female student drips a chemical into a vial.

Careers in Gerontology

Variety is the best word to describe jobs in gerontology. The bachelor’s degree in gerontology prepares students to pursue graduate education in gerontology or a related discipline or to work with older people in settings such as long-term care facilities; retirement communities; senior housing; federal, state and local government offices on aging; home health care agencies; senior centers; adult day services; adult protective service agencies; care management agencies; business and industry; leisure programs; and health promotion programs.