By C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE
101+ Careers is wealthy with worthy info. I hugely suggest the e-book for any pupil, rising, or re-careering specialist exploring their techniques for a profession in gerontology and the assets they might have to move approximately pursuing it.
Jarmin Yeh, Institute for wellbeing and fitness and getting older and division of Social and Behavioral Sciences college of Nursing on the college of California, San Francisco
American Society on getting older Blog
Describes a wealth of various occupation possibilities in gerontology and the way to organize for them
How have you learnt if a profession in gerontology is correct for you? What possibilities exist within the box? thoroughly up to date to mirror major alterations to coverage and administration of assets, the second one variation of 101 Careers in Gerontology offers a wealth of worthwhile and well timed counsel during this speedily transforming into box. Written for all degrees of task seekers starting from group students to credential-seeking pros, the ebook outlines a mess of possibilities that dovetail with careers starting from sociologist and residential care organisation 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 publication describes 5 rising gerontology-related fields, updates already present activity profiles together with wage scales, and comprises many new careers and their schooling requisites. New interviews are replete with suggestion and activity seek information. stunning additions to the checklist of profession profiles contain monetary planner for elders, customized fashion designer, healthiness trainer, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism expert, senior theater director, and so on. This moment variation encompasses profession alterations and possibilities due to the newly created management for group dwelling, and people prompted by means of coverage alterations in Medicare, Medicaid, Social defense, and the sufferer safeguard and cheap Care Act. additionally new to the second one version are lists of gerontology specialist organisations that may be worthy profession seek assets and hyperlinks to expert corporations and different web pages particular to every occupation profile.
Changes to the second one version Include:
- Many new careers and their schooling requirements
- Updated task profiles together with wage scales
- A description of 3 sorts of gerontology occupation pathsand how you can arrange for them
- Coverage of such rising fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, worldwide getting older, journalism and getting older, and concrete gerontology
- Career adjustments due to coverage adjustments in appropriate govt agencies
- Lists firms and internet sites particular to every profession profile
- 13 new interviews and 12 interviews up to date from first edition
- Information approximately nationwide, overseas, and native gerontology firms together with pupil and new specialist member sections
- Updated and multiplied word list of acronyms
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Core Competencies and Skills Needed: • Ability to work with older adults from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds • Respect for cultures other than your own • Good written and oral communication skills; attentive listener • Ability to design activity plans for clients with varying levels of cognitive functioning • Creativity in planning activities for persons with memory loss and/or dementia • Ability to quickly mediate problems that occur with day program clients • Good organizational skills • Good staff and volunteer coordination and supervision skills • Patience and a sense of humor Compensation: This varies by education, experience, nature of employment setting, level of responsibility, and geographical location.
How did you ﬁrst become interested in your current professional position? My formative years were heavily inﬂuenced by my aunts and uncles. My father was the youngest of a very large family, so I was surrounded by “elders” at every stage in my life. My uncle George, who was in his late 70s when we started to 28 An Interview with Andrew Lee Alden 29 “hang-out” together, had a passion for preservation; he also was a successful machinist and businessman. He involved me in designing, building, and restoring everything from houses to a 19th century bank vault.
Education and Experience Requirements: A bachelor’s degree or higher in public administration, sociology, applied sociology, social work or a graduate degree in public policy, law, or policy and aging is preferred. Gerontology coursework or a degree component is strongly recommended. Certiﬁcation, Licensure, and Continuing Education Requirements: Advocates must meet requirements related to practice in a speciﬁc professional ﬁeld, state or governmental jurisdiction, or employing agency. Core Competencies and Skills Needed: • • • • • • • • • Policy analysis and policy development skills Advocacy skills Competence at building and maintain networks Public speaking skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Working knowledge of coalition-building processes and techniques Working knowledge of grassroots organizational process and techniques Ability to multitask Diplomacy; willingness and ability to work successfully within governmental protocol Compensation: This varies by one’s education, experience, the nature of the employing organization/agency, the type and level of the position within the organizational hierarchy, and the geographic location.
101 Careers in Gerontology by C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE