March is #Careers In Aging month

March 29, 2024
IMG_5507_DM-blog-(2).jpegWith the “Baby Boomer” generation, which is defined by people born in the years of 1946-1964, reaching the point where within the next 5-7 years, they are hopefully able to retire if they choose. This leaves a significant deficit in the workforce as the generations that follow were much smaller in numbers.

This gets complicated because not only are there job openings across the globe, but the largest generation is also nearing the age where they may need assistance to maximize their quality of life.

All this leads to why Careers In Aging month is so important. Below are a few careers of the many, that focus on the aging individual:
  • Physician (There are physicians who specialize in geriatric care as well)
  • Nurse (There are nurses who specialize in geriatric care as well)
  • Therapies (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Caregiver
  • Social Worker
  • Administration (For Independent or Assisted Living, Care Center, etc.)
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