101+ Careers in Gerontology

Editor/Author Grabinski, C. Joanne
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-612008-3
Category: Jobs & Careers
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Introduction
  • What Is Gerontology?
  • What Created the Interest in Gerontology as a Field of Study and as a Profession?
  • Factors That Influence Availability of Career Positions in the Field of Aging
  • What Is a Gerontologist?
  • What Types of Jobs Are Available in Gerontology?
  • Where Do Gerontological Specialists and Gerontologists Work?
  • Credentialing of Gerontology Professionals
  • Let Your Search Begin
  • 2 Careers in Gerontology
  • Actuary
  • Adult Day Services Coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Alzheimer’s Association State Chapter Executive Director
  • Applied Sociologist, Clinical Sociologist
  • Architect
  • An Interview With Andrew Lee Alden, Living Environments Studio Director, Architecture Firm Studio
  • Art Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • An Interview With Kathleen Sawhill, Audiologist
  • Career and Employment Counselor
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CPG)
  • Consultant or Senior Care Pharmacist
  • An Interview With Mary Scott, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist
  • Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Administrator, Long-Term Care Facility Administrator
  • County Commission on Aging Director
  • An Interview With Craig Zeese, County Commission on Aging Director
  • Dance/Movement Therapist (DMT), Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT), Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)
  • Drama Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Board Certified Trainer (BCT)
  • Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS), Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS)
  • Educational Gerontologist, Gerontology Educator
  • An Interview With Michael A. Faber, Gerontology Educator, Higher Education: Community College
  • An Interview With Lisa M. Curch, Educational Gerontologist, Higher Education: University
  • Elder Law Attorney, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Elder Care Attorney
  • An Interview With Roxanne J. Chang, Elder Care Attorney and Counselor
  • Entrepreneurial Gerontology: An Emerging Field
  • Entrepreneurial Gerontologist, Gerontological Entrepreneur
  • An Interview With Ryan Duffy, Entrepreneurial Gerontologist and Owner/President, Fitness and Wellness Business
  • An Interview With Sonya Barsness, Entrepreneurial Gerontologist, Consultant and Business Owner
  • Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging
  • An Interview With Robert C. Schlueter, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging
  • Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Director, Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Coordinator
  • Fundraiser, Development Director
  • Geriatric Care Manager (GCM), Professional Geriatric Care Manager (PGCM), Certified Geriatric Care Manager (C-GCM), Fellow Certified Geriatric Care Manager
  • Geriatric Dentist
  • Geriatrician
  • An Interview With Elizabeth Eckstrom, Geriatrician and Director of Geriatrics
  • Gerontechnology: An Emerging Field
  • An Interview With Jennifer Davidson, Human Computer Interaction PhD Candidate
  • Gerontological/Geriatric Optometrist, Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
  • An Interview With John E. Kaminski, Doctor of Optometry
  • Gerontological Nurse, Gerontological Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Global Aging: An Emerging Field
  • Global Aging Specialist
  • An Interview With Alan DeLaTorre, Foundation Director of Operations and Urban Gerontologist
  • Grant Writer
  • Health System Specialist
  • An Interview With Trina Sauceda, Health System Specialist, Veterans Affairs
  • Home Care Agency Administrator
  • An Interview With Qiu (Cho), Quanhong, Executive Director, Home Care Company
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Horticultural Therapist–Registered (HTR)
  • An Interview With Kirk W. Hines, Horticultural Therapist–Registered
  • In-Home Services Program Director, County Commission on Aging
  • Intergenerational Specialist
  • Journalism and Aging: An Emerging Field
  • An Interview With Shaleece Haas, Filmmaker and Multimedia Journalist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
  • Mediator, Family Mediator, Elder Care Mediator
  • An Interview With Susan J. Butterwick, Mediator, Mediator Trainer, and Attorney
  • Music Therapist, Music Therapist–Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • An Interview With Jennifer D. Geiger, Music Therapist–Board Certified
  • Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • An Interview With Bryanne A. Chew, Traveling Occupational Therapist
  • Professional Geropsychologist, Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • Registered Financial Gerontologist (RFG)
  • An Interview With Rosanne Rogé, Registered Financial Gerontologist, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Senior Advisor
  • Researcher, Research Associate, Research Assistant
  • An Interview With Abbe Lackmeyer, Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Social Worker, Social Worker in Gerontology (SW-G), Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G), Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology (ASW-G)
  • An Interview With Jennifer Khuong, Director of Social Services
  • Strategic Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Analyst
  • Urban Gerontology: An Emerging Field
  • Urban Gerontologist
  • Volunteer Program Director, Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • An Interview With Gretchen Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers
  • 3 … and More
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Banking
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Creative Writing
  • Educational Gerontology
  • Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Exercise, Fitness, and Wellness
  • Family Gerontology
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Hospitality Services and Tourism
  • Intimacy and Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Health in Later Life
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/Policy and Aging
  • Religious/Spiritual Gerontology
  • Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
  • Theater Arts
  • Transportation
  • 4 Gerontology and Geriatrics Professional Organizations
  • 5 Glossary of Acronyms