Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

 

WITC Gerontology Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

75%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Gerontology Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$21,838 - $45,029

Range of Yearly Salary*

 

 

 

*Range of yearly salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include WITC graduates.


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Geriatric Care Specialist

Geriatric Care Specialists assist the elderly with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness and household activities.

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Dementia Care Specialists

Dementia Care Specialists provide information, assistance and support to individuals and family caregivers.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Aging Services Provider

  • Advocacy Specialist

  • Benefits Coordinator

  • Client Navigation Specialist

  • Activity/Recreation Coordinator

  • Housing/Transportation Specialist

  • Program Planner

  • Private Service Provider/Small Business Owner

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Gerontology - Aging Services Professional, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout. 

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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