Career Opportunities in Aging

Graduates with gerontology degrees are likely to:

  • Secure employment in aging
  • Have high levels of satisfaction
  • Receive a reasonable salary
  • Have opportunities for advancement
  • According to a recent study conducted by the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, they found that 60% of their graduates were employed in the aging field, and 68% were very satisfied with their jobs.

The Gerontological Society of America maintains a careers in aging web site with many resources. To access this information, please click here.

At the University of South Florida, the following are some examples of where our gerontology graduates have gone on to work:

Residential facilities

  • The Inn at University Village Assisted Living, Tampa
  • Concordia Village of Tampa, Tampa
  • Opis Fairway Oaks Center, Tampa
  • Tampa Gardens Senior Living
  • Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill
  • Heritage Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dade City
  • Miami Jewish Health, Miami
  • Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, St. Petersburg
  • Ft. Lauderdale Health and Rehab, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Wilton Manors Health & Rehabilitation Center, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Kindred Hospital, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Ft. Lauderdale

Government & Community Agencies

  • Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services, Tampa
  • Neighborly Senior Services, Clearwater
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Area Agency on Aging, St. Petersburg
  • Senior Connection Center, Inc., Tampa

Private Agencies

  • Catholic Charities, Spring Hill
  • Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Largo
  • Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas
  • Center for Rational Living, Tampa
  • LifePath Hospice, Tampa
  • Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • The Center for Women, Tampa


  • St Joseph's Hospital, Tampa
  • Florida Hospital, Tampa
  • Tampa General Hospital