Ageing and gerontology are about so much more than aged care. Ageing affects us all. Gerontologists are multidisciplinary professionals who work in a range of employment settings including aged care homes, community care and acute hospitals as well as local, state and federal government departments, policy and advocacy organisations, universities and the private sector.
Demand for qualified professionals to work across a range of employment settings is growing as governments, industry, and the not-for-profit and private sectors are evolving in line with the benefits, demands and issues associated with an ageing population.
Potential employment opportunities can be found in policy, local, state and federal governments, education, research, service provision, consulting, and the private sector.
Gerontologist insights can provide companies in various fields with a competitive edge and specialised knowledge can help to better identify and respond to the needs of older adults, and address ageing stereotypes and misrepresentations.
Entrepreneurial gerontology is an exceptionally prosperous part of the sector, with opportunities to assess, identify, develop and offer programs, products and services to meet the unique and varied needs of older adults.