Aging Careers in Georgia


Between 2000 and 2030, Georgia’s population of people age 65 and older will increase by a whopping 143%. Georgia will need more aging-related businesses, organizations, and workers than ever before to supply needed services for the state’s growing Baby Boomer population.  You can be a part of the solution.

What fields are popular?  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of 30 fastest-growing job paths includes seven career areas that are common in the field of aging, including mental health, physical and occupational therapy, home health, and personal care.  Growth rates by 2020 for positions in these work areas range from 35% to 70%.

But let’s put the data aside. Joining the aging field is about more than job growth. It reflects passion and personal mission.  Aging services workers have a natural affinity for older adults.  We simply love what we do.  Explore the links here and decide if an aging services career is right for you.

Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunities with the Division of Aging Services

Volunteering with Georgia’s Aging Network

HandsOn Network – Action Centers in Georgia


Find Career Opportunities with DAS

Georgia DHS Division of Aging Services

AgeWork: Your Key to Jobs in Aging

The Gerontological Society of America

AGHE Careers in Aging

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Careers in Aging

University of Georgia College of Public Health, Institute of Gerontology

(See the chart of fields and specialties that can have an emphasis on aging.)

Exploring Careers in Aging

Linda Wiener, Researcher / Consultant

Social Work in Aging

Geriatric Social Work Initiative, the Hartford Foundation

Intergenerational Programming

Visiting Nursing Home Residents (for children and teens)

The Legacy Project

Intergenerational Program Curricula and Activities

Penn State Extension

Connecting Generations Strengthening Communities Toolkit

The Intergenerational Center – Temple University

Intergenerational Learning Activities and Interactive Games

Generations United

DOROT Seniors and Youth

DOROT is a New York-based organization that mobilizes aging-services volunteers.

Academic and Continuing Education Programs in Georgia

(Online gerontology programs are also available through out-of-state universities.)

Armstrong State University

Health Sciences Gerontology Certificate

Breneau University

Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

Central Georgia Technical College

Gerontology Associate Degree

Clayton State University – Continuing Education

Gerontology Professional Care Certificate

Columbus State University

Certificate in Gerontology

Georgia Regents University

Minor in Gerontology

Georgia Southern University Center for Social Gerontology

Courses and continuing education opportunities

Georgia State University – Gerontology Institute

Master of Arts, Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates

Kennesaw University

Graduate Certificate, Professional Development Certificate in Gerontology

Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

MSN with Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration

University of Georgia – Institute of Gerontology, College of Public Health

Master of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

University of North Georgia

Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates of Gerontology

Aging-Related Organizations

General-Interest Associations for Professionals and Students

Georgia Gerontology Society

LeadingAge Georgia

National Aging in Place Council – Greater Atlanta

Other Advocacy and Service Organizations

AARP Georgia

Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter

Georgia Council on Aging

Industry-Specific Organizations

Georgia Adult Day Services Association

Georgia Association of Community Care Providers

Assisted Living Association of Georgia

Georgia Senior Living Association