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Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
9,352
Top Locations:
Indianapolis, IN;  Chicago, IL;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
35,432
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
22,141
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
20,656
Top Locations:
Dallas, TX;  Plano, TX;  Vancouver, WA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$59,000
Job openings
54,850
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Cincinnati, OH;  Denver, CO;  
Job Description:
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
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Part Time
Internship
Temporary
Starting Salary
$43,000
Job openings
52,485
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
8,559
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
15,959
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
School counselors help students develop academic and social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them develop skills or choose a career or educational program.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
76,096
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
97,324
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  Saint Louis, MO;  
Job Description:
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
54,524
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Flint, MI;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Customer service representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
91,613
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
36,938
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Williamsport, MD;  
Job Description:
School counselors help students develop academic and social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them develop skills or choose a career or educational program.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
44,065
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
25,293
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
59,142
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Birmingham, AL;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
57,089
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Tampa, FL;  Saint Petersburg, FL;  
Job Description:
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
14,787
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$85,000
Job openings
16,621
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
18,416
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
30,010
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
34,069
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Detroit, MI;  
Job Description:
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Starting Salary
$46,000
Job openings
222,836
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
34,251
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
Starting Salary
$75,000
Job openings
178,279
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
34,209
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$18,000
Job openings
82,623
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
57,946
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Newtown, PA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
40,645
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
19,806
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Tampa, FL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$48,000
Job openings
73,371
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
37,759
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
12,000
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$44,000
Job openings
22,756
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
80,944
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Starting Salary
$52,000
Job openings
52,845
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
14,464
Top Locations:
Wilson, NC;  Dallas, TX;  Salisbury, MD;  
Job Description:
Hand laborers and material movers manually move freight, stock, or other materials. Others feed or remove material to and from machines, clean vehicles, pick up unwanted household goods, and pack materials for moving.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
214,268
Top Locations:
San Antonio, TX;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
38,398
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Counselor helps people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to past and present experiences. They work with individuals, groups, and communities to improve their mental health.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
30,741
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
30,296
Top Locations:
Charlotte, NC;  New York, NY;  Monroeville, PA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$60,000
Job openings
32,730
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
22,992
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
22,851
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Alpharetta, GA;  
Job Description:
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
22,217
Top Locations:
Washington, DC;  Mesa, AZ;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
19,043
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Training and development specialists plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
8,856
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Saint George, UT;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
41,132
Top Locations:
Boston, MA;  Houston, TX;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Customer service representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.
Starting Salary
$54,000
Job openings
63,495
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
49,201
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

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Average Salary For a Gerontology Major

As a gerontology major, you might be surprised with how much your salary might vary depending on the industry you choose to work in. For example, if you were to work in the non profits industry, you might only make $42,065 annually, but you could make $65,887 in the health care industry. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should choose the industry you want to work in carefully.

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$58,990
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