Gerontologists are the professionals who are expert in the field of aging and problems related to it. This field involves people from various fields like biology, nursing, criminology, medicine, dentistry, social work, physical and occupational therapy etc.

Career Options

  • - - Social worker - Mental health health associate - Geriatric care manager - Geriatric advocate - Healthcare business manager - Grant Writers - Art Therapists - Grief Counselors - Pharmacists - Assisted Living Administrators - Health Educators - Physical Therapists - Herbalists

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Work with culturally diverse individuals - Read and understand primary sources. - Ability to influence and persuade. - Collaboration with other health care organizations - Attention to detail - Employ various analysis research - Review and evaluate goals and policies - Conduct and explain qualitative and quantitative research results

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.A. (Applied Psychology) - B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology - B.A. (Hons.) Psychology - M.A. (Counselling Psychology) - B.A. (Journalism
  • Psychology and English) - M.A. (Philosophy & Applied Psychology)

Top Colleges

  • National Institute of Social Defence Address: West Block-1, Wing-7, Gr. Floor, R.K. Puram, Delhi 110066 Phone: 011 2610 6325 Website:

Working Conditions

A gerontologist can work in all types of settings. Specialists can be found in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, counseling offices, home health agencies, physicians offices, government offices and even in research departments. The work environment will depend on the setting that you are in. If you are a caregiver, your demands will be quite different than if you work in research, policy or management.

Top Companies

  • Greenwich Hospital Address: 5 Perryridge Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA Phone: +1 203-863-3000 Website: