Job Opportunities in the Aging Industry are Expanding

Posted on September 19, 2012 by - Job Recruitment

Careers in Elder CareHere at Focus on Aging, one of the many services we provide is job recruitment.  As more baby-boomers turn 65, the demand for jobs working with the aging population is increasing.  From nurses, cardiologists and audiologists to physical therapists, senior care marketers, senior activities directors and retirement planners, the need for professionals in the elder care and senior service industry are on the rise.

Recently, I came across a listing of the top ten fastest-growing and best-paying jobs at the web site “24/7 Wall St.”.  Not surprisingly, most of these jobs are in the medical or elder care field.   What I find so striking about these professions is that they all have the potential for caring for people as they age.  Some may require an associate’s degree, although the majority requires a master’s, doctoral or medical degree, and often a professional license.  With unemployment currently hovering in the eight percent range, it’s always helpful to know which types of jobs are expected to grow by almost 60 percent in the next decade.

So what are some of these top-paying jobs that coincide with expanding opportunities in the aging industry?

Optometrists

Occupational Therapists

Medical Scientists (except epidemiologists)

Pharmacists

Audiologists

Physical Therapists

Dental Hygienists

Whether you are looking to find a job, switch jobs or even change careers, it’s important to begin your search knowing which professions are in the greatest demand.  Check out the Jobs/Recruitment page at our Focus on Aging web site for open positions.

Good luck to you!

Marla Levie, BSW, MA, President and Founder of Focus on Aging, has successfully been providing marketing consulting, social media and recruiting services to the elder care market and to other service-related professions in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Use the contact tab to email Marla for additional information about her services.

 

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