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How do I know if this major is for me?

  • You enjoy working with diverse groups of people
  • You want to provide service to an aging population
  • You want to build relationships with members of a community
  • You are detail orientated and can keep accurate records
  • You are interested in developing recreation and wellness programs
  • You like to provide information and support to others

How do I get started?

  • Start taking introductory gerontology classes
  • Job shadow and network with professionals in positions you wish to obtain in the future
  • Volunteer at nursing facilities or community events
  • Obtain CPR card

Career Information

Gerontology Career Options

Gerontology graduates have many career options.

Gerontology Career Options

Gerontology Salary Data

What annual salary can I earn with a Gerontology Certificate and/or Associate Degree?

Gerontology Salary Data


Jessica Coppola, Ph.D
Program Lead
Phone: (530) 747-5219


Davis Center, DCS 133
1720 Jade Street
Davis, CA 95616