Careers in Aging

After USC Davis: Many Career Choices

A degree in gerontology from the USC Leonard David School of Gerontology opens many doors. Our world-class reputation–bolstered by the largest selection of gerontology degree programs in the world, hands-on training from internationally renowned professors, coveted internships, and connections–makes our graduates sought after by a variety of industries.

Whatever professional paths our graduates take, a USC Davis degree provides a distinct advantage. our alumni go on to pursue careers in law, medicine, entrepreneurship, academia, consulting, science, local, state and federal government, business, community and social services, non-profits, marketing, advocacy, housing, healthcare, management, urban planning, and much more.

Opportunities In An Aging World

Gerontology is a field with infinite career choices now and in the future. Here’s why:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor identifies careers in aging as a high growth area over the next decade.
  • Every seven seconds, another American turns 50.
  • There are 76 million baby boomers, and the oldest are heading toward their 70th birthdays. Many have parents in their 80s, 90s, and beyond as well.
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NEVER HAVE GERONTOLOGISTS BEEN MORE IN DEMAND, NOR HAS OUR WORK BEEN MORE IMPORTANT!


From USC Davis to the working world

What can you do with a  USC Davis degree? If a recent alumni survey is any indication, the answer is anything! Here are just some of the titles our graduates hold:

  • AARP
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Administration on Aging
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • California Department of Aging
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
  • Florida State University
  • Harvard University
  • Informed Patient Institute
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles Department of Community and Senior Services
  • Minnesota State University
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Social Security Administration
  • University of California
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • Veteran’s Administration

Venues

  • Academia
  • Adult Day Care
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Case Management
  • Community Organizations
  • Counseling
  • Elder Law
  • Government Agencies
  • HMOs
  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Insurance Companies
  • Marketing
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Religious Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Transportation

“With its wide range of classes from neuroscience to public policy,
the Davis School has helped me develop as a leader.”

Ashley Phillips
Bachelor of Science in
Human Development and Aging
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