University of Southern Indiana
Gerontology professional


What Can I Do With A ...

Long Term Care Specialization in Health Services,

Gerontology Specialization in Health Services,

or an Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor ?

If you are entering the fields of Long Term Care or Gerontology, some occupations that these specializations are suited for include:

  • Nursing Home Administrator (with national and state license)*
  • Geriatric Care manager
  • Business Office, Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living Administrator (with national and state license)*
  • Wellness Coordinator, Area Agency On Aging
  • Admissions Director, Nursing Home
  • Marketing Director, Nursing Home
  • Activities Director/Coordinator, Nursing Home
  • Marketing Director, Hospice
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Counselor
  • Education Coordinator/Program Coordinator (non-profit organization, i.e. Alzheimer's Association)

Graduates of the Long Term Care and Gerontology Specializations in Health Services are working in the following positions one to five years after graduation:

  • Administrator, Bethel Manor Nursing Home, Evansville
  • Director of Admissions, Bethel Manor Nursing Home, Evansville
  • Ship Volunteer Coordinator/Counselor, Area Agency On Aging, SWIRCA & More, Evansville
  • Research Assistant, IU Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis
  • Business Manager, Columbia Healthcare, Evansville
  • Guest Relations Coordinator, Columbia Healthcare, Evansville
  • Resident & Family Services Assistant, Parkview Care Center, Evansville
  • Care Manager, Sunrise Senior Living, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Customer Service Specialist, West River Health Campus, Evansville
  • Director of Social Service, River Pointe Health Campus, Evansville
  • Admissions Coordinator, Hamilton Pointe, Evansville
  • Healthcare Management & Gerontology Associate, The Signature Agency, Wake Forest, North Carolina

A Gerontology Minor complements a variety of majors and can help launch your career. According to the 2010 Census, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65 by the year 2030. Having an Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor will set you apart from other applicants with the following majors:

  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy Assisting
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • Engineering


*State Requirements for Nursing Home Administrator License: Indiana | Kentucky | Illinois



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