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.

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"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)

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