Careers In Aging

CSUF's Aging Studies Programs prepare students to serve the growing aging population in a variety of settings, including business, government, and health & human services.  Services that graduates may provide include advising, researching, advocating, teaching, administrating programs, and developing products for seniors.

Vocational Settings for Gerontology Specialists

  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
  • Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
  • Marketing Enterprises
  • Community & Social Services Agencies
  • Retirement Communities
  • Research Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Product Research & Development Firms

Gerontology-Related Professions

For Human Services Majors

Senior Ombudsman (Advocate for Seniors)

Elder Services Provider (Including Career Re-Entry Services)

Social Services Liaison (Outreach to Clients and the Public)


For Psychology Majors

Clinical Geropsychologist

Rehabilitation Counselor

Senior Mental Health Services Coordinator


For Sociology Majors

Retirement Community Manager

Caregiver Support Program Advisor

Social Researcher in Gerontology


For Social Work Majors

Aging and Adult Services Director

Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology

Geriatric Case Manager


For Business Majors

Retirement Planning Advisor

Market Research Analyst (Specializing in the Aging Population)

Product Developer for the Senior Market