Employed in Related Field
Employed in a Related Field*
$18,199 - $51,642
Range of Yearly Salary*
*The information above is based on graduates’ responses within the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and does not include WITC graduates as this is a new program at WITC.
Typical positions available after graduation include:
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.
Dementia Care Specialists
Dementia Care Specialists provide information, assistance and support to individuals and family caregivers.
Additional opportunities include:
DHIA Field Technician
Feed and Nutrition Consultant
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.
The Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, UW-Barron County, 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.
Potential careers available with further education include:
- Social and Community Services Manager
- Patient Representative
Potential Starting Wages:
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."
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.