Ohio Gerontologist Salaries - OH
According to an Ohio university study, in the early part of the twentieth century, the “average life expectancy was 47 years, and only 4% of the population was aged 65 or older�?. In the last decade that number has increased to 75, almost doubling how long we can expect to live. The study further states that by the year 2020, more than 17% of the population will be comprised of older adults. The increase in this part of the population will affect all areas of life--economics, politics, and culture. The increase will also affect job outlooks. This growth will prove favorable to anyone preparing for a career working with older adults.
Where you work, along with your level of education determines how much you earn. For example, a clinical faculty position in Geriatric Medicine at a university in Akron Ohio is on the upper end of the salary scale. A resident service coordinator will likely earn around $35,000 a year. The gerontologist salary in Ohio can be has high as $130,000 according to indeed.com. When the time comes to research job opportunities, the Ohio Department of Aging (http://aging.ohio.gov) is a valuable resource. They network with facilities throughout the state including nursing homes (over 1000 in Ohio) and assisted living facilities (over 500 in Ohio).