Careers in Gerontology

Are you considering a career in aging? There are a number of resources to help you gain more information on career opportunities, educational opportunities and more. Here are a few resources to get you started on this exciting adventure.


If you are ready to begin looking for a job in the aging field, make sure to check out our Job Listings Page.


Why Aging Matters

Why Aging Matters was created by AGHE’s Academic Program Development Committee for students interested in gerontology. This informational presentation describes the field of gerontology, importance of aging studies, career opportunities, educational programs, and other related resources.

Exploring Careers in Aging

The purpose of this website is to provide relevant and varied resources to facilitate the exploration process for those interested in a career in aging.

Aging Careers in Georgia

Ready to take the next step and get a degree or certificate in gerontology? The DHS Division of Aging Services has compiled a list of Academic and Continuing Education Programs in Georgia.

Free Online Training Resources


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Aging 101 for Georgia

Aging 101 for Georgia was developed and produced to provide key information about aging in Georgia. This video targets older adults and their adult children, as well as those who work with elders. It incorporates experts on topics such as nutrition and caregiving, the Director of the Georgia Division of Aging Services, and a number of elders who share their wisdom and experiences.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals

Access free clinical practice tools, training materials, and more resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals.

Alzheimer’s Association Care Training Resources

Being a caregiver doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the trainings, workshops, books and DVDs on this page to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.

American Society on Aging Webinars

ASA offers webinars on a variety of topics and many of their webinars are free and available to non-members.

Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults

The tool is intended for long term care and other aging service providers as an introduction to LGBT aging.

CDC Healthy Aging

Our materials are designed to assist health professionals in learning about and engaging in activities of CDC’s Healthy Aging Program and The Healthy Brain Initiative to promote independence and wellbeing.

Healthy Aging Online Series: Communicating with Older Adults

The Communicating with Older Adults learning module will enable the learner to increase awareness of common stereotypes and provide an overview of best practice competencies associated with communication with older adults.

Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes

The Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes module will enable the learner to identify and initiate interventions for managing geriatric syndromes.

The Physical Activity for Healthy Aging learning module will increase health providers’ awareness of the benefits and recommendations regarding physical activity in older adults, dispel misconceptions and promote best practices related to physical activity across generations.

Mastery of Aging Well

Learn healthy aging tips and ways to care for the elderly with Mastery of Aging Well. Available as an online course or a DVD, the course helps participants to understand health issues that might arise in later life, implement strategies to handle age-related problems and learn how to exercise and improve diet in later life.

Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative (MHATI)

The Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative is set to:

      • Deliver free education and training to enhance geriatric workforce development.
      • Improve communication & service coordination between mental/behavioral health and long term care providers.
      • Offer insight into the complex needs of older adults with behavioral health issues.
      • Provide the tools and techniques for person-centered interventions via vignettes, case reviews and interactive polls.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Training

Our webinars address a wide range of issues aging professionals are facing today and serve to boost your agency’s professional and program development efforts.

National Council on Aging

NCOA offers information and resources on a number of topics for older adults, caregivers and professionals.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

NCCA Online Artist Training

A Self-Paced Introduction to Planning and Leading Arts Programming for Older Adults

Understanding and Supporting LGBT Older Adults

The tool provides a basic overview of the unique experiences and needs of LGBT older adults, as well as some best practices for working with LGBT older adults.