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).