By C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE
101+ Careers is wealthy with worthwhile info. I hugely suggest the ebook for any scholar, rising, or re-careering specialist exploring their concepts for a occupation in gerontology and the assets they could have to pass approximately pursuing it.
Jarmin Yeh, Institute for healthiness and getting older and division of Social and Behavioral Sciences institution of Nursing on the collage of California, San Francisco
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Describes a wealth of numerous occupation possibilities in gerontology and the way to organize for them
How have you learnt if a profession in gerontology is true for you? What possibilities exist within the box? thoroughly up-to-date to mirror major adjustments to coverage and administration of assets, the second one variation of 101 Careers in Gerontology offers a wealth of worthy and well timed suggestions during this quickly growing to be box. Written for all degrees of task seekers starting from group students to credential-seeking execs, the e-book outlines a large number of possibilities that dovetail with careers starting from sociologist and residential care business enterprise administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners supply perception into activity details and the adventure of beginning out with a level as opposed to on-the-job learning.
The booklet describes 5 rising gerontology-related fields, updates already present task profiles together with wage scales, and comprises many new careers and their schooling necessities. New interviews are replete with recommendation and task seek counsel. incredible additions to the record of occupation profiles comprise monetary planner for elders, customized designer, overall healthiness trainer, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism professional, senior theater director, and so on. This moment version encompasses profession adjustments and possibilities caused by the newly created management for neighborhood dwelling, and people encouraged via coverage alterations in Medicare, Medicaid, Social protection, and the sufferer safety and reasonable Care Act. additionally new to the second one version are lists of gerontology expert companies that may be precious profession seek assets and hyperlinks to expert businesses and different web pages particular to every occupation profile.
Changes to the second one variation Include:
- Many new careers and their schooling requirements
- Updated activity profiles together with wage scales
- A description of 3 forms of gerontology occupation pathsand the best way to arrange for them
- Coverage of such rising fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, worldwide getting older, journalism and getting older, and concrete gerontology
- Career adjustments as a result of coverage alterations in proper executive agencies
- Lists agencies and internet sites particular to every occupation profile
- 13 new interviews and 12 interviews up-to-date from first edition
- Information approximately nationwide, overseas, and native gerontology corporations together with pupil and new expert member sections
- Updated and accelerated thesaurus of acronyms
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I’m new to this career and am still learning to balance my personal life and my career. What advice do you have for someone contemplating a career in gerontology? In a professional position similar to your current position? I think that careers in gerontology hold a great deal of promise for the future. Due to the rapid growth of the elderly population and the improvements in hearing aid technology, the ﬁeld of audiology is expected to ﬂourish in coming years. In fact, audiologist recently was ranked as one of the top career choices by a major news magazine.
After receiving my MSW, it is my desire to provide counseling support services to the caregivers of the families we serve. How did you ﬁrst become interested in your current professional position? I had an extended family member who had polio. My sisters and I would work for her to earn extra money. Working with her taught us to be patient and compassionate towards someone who was less fortunate. As a child, I also remember having grandparents who were an intricate part of our lives. I learned at a very young age that the older generation had much wisdom and knowledge.