Why Should I Study Gerontology? What is it?
Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of aging processes and individuals as they grow from middle age through later life. The field of gerontology offers challenging and rewarding careers in an area that is growing rapidly, needs people with a broad range of skills, and will improve people's lives. We live in an aging society, one in which the older population is growing both in absolute numbers and in proportion to all other age groups.
By 2034 the older adult population is projected to outnumber children for the first time in US History. Businesses, government agencies, service organizations, educational institutions, and self-employed professionals from every economic sector are recognizing the need for specialized knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the changing demographic.