Careers for M.S. Aging & Health Students

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 the following organizations:

Graduates of this program may explore a variety of employment options in the following fields:

  • Healthcare consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Finance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industry
  • Foundations
  • Think Tanks
  • Public interest groups
  • Research institutions
  • Universities
  • Media/Marketing
  • 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.