101 Careers in Gerontology by C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE

By C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE

101+ Careers is wealthy with beneficial info. I hugely suggest the e-book for any pupil, rising, or re-careering expert exploring their suggestions for a profession in gerontology and the assets they might have to cross approximately pursuing it.

Jarmin Yeh, Institute for well-being and getting older and division of Social and Behavioral Sciences tuition of Nursing on the collage of California, San Francisco
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Describes a wealth of various occupation possibilities in gerontology and the way to organize for them

How are you aware if a occupation in gerontology is correct for you? What possibilities exist within the box? thoroughly up-to-date to mirror major adjustments to coverage and administration of assets, the second one variation of 101 Careers in Gerontology presents a wealth of precious and well timed suggestions during this quickly transforming into box. Written for all degrees of task seekers starting from group students to credential-seeking execs, the e-book outlines a mess of possibilities that dovetail with careers starting from sociologist and residential care employer administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners supply perception into task details and the event of beginning out with a level as opposed to on-the-job learning.

The ebook describes 5 rising gerontology-related fields, updates already present activity profiles together with wage scales, and contains many new careers and their schooling requisites. New interviews are replete with recommendation and activity seek counsel. magnificent additions to the record of occupation profiles contain monetary planner for elders, customized fashion designer, healthiness trainer, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism professional, senior theater director, and so on. This moment variation encompasses profession alterations and possibilities because of the newly created management for neighborhood dwelling, and people prompted by means of coverage adjustments in Medicare, Medicaid, Social protection, and the sufferer safeguard and cheap Care Act. additionally new to the second one version are lists of gerontology specialist organisations that may be priceless profession seek assets and hyperlinks to expert agencies and different web content particular to every occupation profile.

Changes to the second one version Include:

  • Many new careers and their schooling requirements
  • Updated task profiles together with wage scales
  • A description of 3 kinds of gerontology occupation pathsand find out how to organize for them
  • Coverage of such rising fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, worldwide getting older, journalism and getting older, and concrete gerontology
  • Career adjustments caused by coverage alterations in proper executive agencies
  • Lists agencies and internet sites particular to every profession profile
  • 13 new interviews and 12 interviews up-to-date from first edition
  • Information approximately nationwide, foreign, and native gerontology firms together with pupil and new specialist member sections
  • Updated and extended thesaurus of acronyms

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What advice do you have for someone contemplating a career in gerontology? In a professional position similar to your current position? I think that careers in gerontology hold a great deal of promise for the future. Due to the rapid growth of the elderly population and the improvements in hearing aid technology, the field of audiology is expected to flourish in coming years. In fact, audiologist recently was ranked as one of the top career choices by a major news magazine. I would encourage those considering a career in audiology to, first and foremost, spend considerable time with a group of elders.

Some career/employment professionals (such as personnel administrators or human resources managers) hold positions in corporate settings where they are responsible for recruitment, hiring, and supervision of older workers, oversight of laws and regulations specific to older workers, and work-to-retirement transitions. Others work with government needs-based employment programs (such as Foster Grandparents Program, Senior Companion Program, and Green Thumb) for older persons. Education and Experience Requirements: A bachelor’s degree or higher in counseling and guidance, personnel administration, adult education, or closely related field is required.

Employment Outlook: Moderate to high—depending on geographical location. org An Interview with Patricia Lee Hall, Adult Day Program Coordinator, University-Based Hospital System What is your educational background in gerontology and other disciplines or professional fields? , completed degrees, certification) do you hold in these fields? Currently I have a Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology-Dementia. In 2008, I will receive my Master’s of Social Work degree (MSW).

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