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.

Academic and Continuing Education Programs in Georgia
(Online gerontology programs are also available through out-of-state universities.)

Certificate Programs

Armstrong State University
Health Sciences Gerontology Certificate

Georgia State University – Gerontology Institute
Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates

Kennesaw State University
Professional Development Certificate in Gerontology

University of Georgia – Institute of Gerontology, College of Public Health
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Valdosta State University
Certificate in Gerontology

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Augusta University
Minor in Gerontology

Georgia Southwestern State University
Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Management

Kennesaw State University
Minor in Gerontology

University of North Georgia – Sociology & Human Services
Gerontology Minor

Graduate Degree Programs

Breneau University
Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

Emory University – Emory Laney Graduate School
Master of Arts in Bioethics / MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Georgia State University – Gerontology Institute
Master of Arts

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

Valdosta State University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
M.S., Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Other Educational Opportunities

Emory University – Department of Medicine
Geriatrics and Gerontology Programs (Fellowship, Residency Training, Post-Doctoral Training)

Georgia Southern University Center for Social Gerontology
Courses and continuing education opportunities