Scroll through the career options available at each education level or click here to see all careers in elder care and research careers. If you are interested in elder care, you may also want to check out careers in mental health, medicine, and government supported/non-profit careers.
Elder Care and Research Careers that Require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
You CANNOT do therapy with just a Bachelor's degree. But you can get jobs working with elders. Browse through these examples individually, or click here to see all Bachelor level elder care careers.
Elder Care and Research Careers that Require a Graduate or Professional Degree.
With an advanced degree (MSW, MS, PhD, PsyD, MD) you can work with seniors in a variety of settings with different issues. You may help elders who have lost loved ones, who must adjust to retirement, or who are facing Alzheimer’s or other mental or physical problems due to advancing age. A geropsychologist with training in cognition and memory might train seniors to improve their memories. He or she might provide advice on how to take care of elderly relatives. Work settings might include private clinics, county mental health offices, senior centers, senior care facilities, research universities. Browse through these examples individually, or click here to see all Graduate level elder care careers.