Nevada Gerontologist Salaries - NV
Senior citizens are expected to make up the fastest-growing segment of Nevada’s population over the next decade. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2020, Nevada will have more than 530,000 residents age 65 or older, an increase of 61 percent in 10 years. Nevada and the greater Clark County area are fast becoming the home of senior adults.
This expansion is leading to many new career opportunities in the field of aging and career opportunities in gerontology are growing rapidly along with our aging population. The average yearly gerontologist salary for job postings in Nevada according to indeed.com are listed as the following: Nevada: $183,000; Las Vegas: $169,000; Henderson: $169,000, North Las Vegas: $169,000, Reno: $162,000.
Careers in the field of aging are expanding rapidly in a wide variety of areas and there are a number of job options for careers in gerontology. Possibilities include working in assisted living communities, senior centers, long-term care and adult day care centers, counseling, and home health agencies. Some Nevada facilities that employ gerontologists are the Spring Valley Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Desert Springs Hospital, and the Northern Nevada Medical Center. Another option is to apply the field of gerontology to a specific profession, such as lawyers who wish to work with elders and their families.