Common Career Titles for Gerontology from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Social and Community Service Managers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Other Job Titles
Administrator for State Agency on Aging
Adult Protective Services Representative
Geriatric Assessment Coordinator
Geriatric Care Manager
Geriatric Program Director
Geriatric Social Worker
Gerontology Program Coordinator
Home Health Aide
Manager of Senior Housing
Nursing Home Activities Director
Personal Care Attendant
Program Manager of Assisted Living Facility
Senior Citizens Center Director
Senior Services Program Coordinator
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Vault Downloadable Guides
Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
Career Launcher: Health Care Management
Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management
Vault Guide to Nursing
Vault Career Guide to Social Work
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Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Career Insider?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account
Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z) and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide
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Careers and Jobs
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Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Tell me a bit about your program of study.
What would you say are the most pressing issues in providing community-based services for older adults?
Tell us a little about your philosophy in balancing safety vs. risk?
How comfortable are you in helping concerned family members to better understand the needs of their loved one?
Our seniors are very active. What type of new programing ideas do you have to attract new residents?
We rely on the assistance of volunteers. Tell me about how you would go about recruiting and increasing the number of volunteers working with our center?
Describe how you would supervise a groups of volunteers.
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