Careers in Aging & Health
Graduates of this program will be well-positioned in a broad range of aging-related fields, not limited to healthcare-related fields, including administration, research, consulting, training and advocacy. All students in the M.S. in Aging & Health Program are required to successfully complete an Internship/Capstone Project.
Please see this great resource from the APA on Exploring Careers in Aging.
We have relationships for internships with:
Graduates of this program may explore a variety of employment options in the following fields:
- Healthcare consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Think Tanks
- Public interest groups
- Research institutions
- Legislators and legislative committees
- Insurance Companies
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Assisted Living and Senior Centers
- Aging in Community Organizations
“Americans are living longer than ever before thanks to medical and technological advances, and 80% have expressed a desire to age in place. However, there’s a dearth of affordable living options to support this soaring aging population, many of which are cost burdened. Long-term homesharing is gaining steam as a viable option because it enables aging adults to leverage their homes as assets, avoid social isolation and remain in their communities. It also benefits cities that are facing a housing crunch by opening up more affordable rental inventory to the market. The sharing economy and homesharing as a retirement solution to enable adults to age in place, maintain social connections and live independently, will be an increasingly important area of focus for graduate students in the next decade.”
– Wendi Burkhardt, CEO, Silvernest Inc.