BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Assisted Living Today (http://www.assistedlivingtoday.com), a provider of free senior living and elder care information, has released its list of the "Top 20 College Courses for Geriatrics and Senior Care." You can see the full list here: http://assistedlivingtoday.com/2012/11/top-college-courses-for-senior-care
The Administration on Aging predicts that there will be 72 million senior citizens by the year 2030, so the fields of gerontology and geriatric care are seeing exponential growth. The list from Assisted Living Today recognizes the best courses and workshops in the geriatrics, elder care and senior living fields from colleges and universities across the United States.
"With the aging population growing rapidly, the need for strong geriatrics education programs that produce highly trained gerontology professionals—such as specialty physicians and social workers—is increasing as well," says Ken Lyons, Co-Founder of Assisted Living Today. "By publishing our list of top colleges and universities for senior care education, we hope to narrow the field of choices for current professionals, who want to expand their knowledge in the geriatrics field, and also for prospective students, who are searching for the best geriatric care degree programs."
The list includes elder care courses from leading universities, including Johns Hopkins, the University of Nebraska, Brigham Young, Boston College and The San Diego State University, among others. The courses are part of a range of programs such as social work, gerontology, nursing and public health.
"For anyone thinking about becoming a geriatric professional, this career path has a bright future because it's growing, is in high demand, offers competitive salaries and providing valuable services to the aging population is personally rewarding," says Lyons. "And our list of the 'Top 20 College Courses for Geriatrics and Senior Care' is a fantastic starting point to find the best elder care programs available to either launch your future or enhance your career."
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SOURCE Assisted Living Today