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Contact Information

Dr. Dara Bergel-Bourassa
dpbourassa@ship.edu
Director, Gerontology Program
Office: Shippen Hall 325
(717) 477-1969

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Careers in Aging

There are more than 500 colleges and universities that offer more than 1,000 credit programs in aging.

  • Some students may choose aging as a specific area within one of the traditional disciplines or professions.
  • Others may choose a degree or major in gerontology or aging studies.
  • For some, continuing education with non-credit programs may be an option.

What Job & Career Opportunities are Available?

  • Community, Human Services, and Religious Organizations
  • Health care and Long-term Care Institutions
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies (Civil Service Exam Might Required)
  • Retirement Communities
  • Academic and Research settings
  • Professional Organizations
  • Business and Industry