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More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

Discusses occupational choices/courses of study/internships/ myths about sexuality, AIDS & suicide/grant-writing/etc.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780844244372
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Opportunities in... Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 149

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
1. Exploring a Career in Gerontology 1
Defining gerontology and geriatrics
Which gerontology career is for me?
Theories of aging
Difference in age cohorts
Confronting ageism
How do I view my own aging?
Preparation to be a gerontologist
Older adults in the gerontology field
2. Careers in Gerontology 15
Occupational choices
Environments in which gerontologists work
Gerontology career areas
The demand for gerontologists
The government's aging-services network
3. Challenging the Stereotypes--Challenging the Profession to Respond 71
Senility
Sexuality
AIDS
Caregiving
Suicide
Productivity
Substance abuse
Retirement
4. Training for Careers in Gerontology 89
Educational programs
Courses of study
Internships/practicums
Academic gerontology programs extend to community service
5. Trends Impacting Aging Services 107
Grandparenting
Ethics
Intergenerational programming
Older women
Minority elderly
6. A Promising Future 119
Gerontologists as entrepreneurs
Salaries
Becoming a gerontologist
Gerontologists as visionaries for the future
Appendix A Federal Agencies Related to Aging Services 129
Appendix B Regional and National Associations in Gerontology 137
Appendix C Associations for Professionals Involved in Aging Services 143
Appendix D Organizations Serving Minority Elderly 157
Appendix E Gerontology Periodicals 159
Appendix F Selected Readings 171
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