Independence is always in demand. And so are the compassionate professionals who work to increase independence for seniors in Orange County.
Saddleback College’s Gerontology program opens doors to a versatile range of careers in the field of aging. Combining elements of healthcare, education, psychology, fitness and leisure, the curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded graduates to meet critical workforce demand. Students who complete the Gerontology certificate enter confident careers in healthcare facilities, nursing homes, private businesses, and more!
$29,380 - $116,080
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Home Health Aide
Community Health Worker
Human Services Assistant
Healthcare Social Worker
Matrix Medical Network
County of Orange
Providence Health & Services
Yes! The future is golden for Gerontology professionals. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Social / Human Services Assistant - $39,980
Healthcare Social Worker - $73,970
Home Health Aide - $29,380
Orderly - $37,420
Community Health Worker - $45,270
Health Services Manager (w/ further education) - $116,080
Saddleback College’s Gerontology program offers one career certificate in this in-demand field.
For more information about this program, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Gerontology page.
Matrix Medical Network * Providence Health & Services * Serenity Point Hospice Care * Molina Healthcare * Encore Wellness, LLC * Brookdale Senior Living * County of Los Angeles * County of Orange * SCAN Health Plan * Windstone Health Services * USC * VITAS Healthcare * And Many More! *
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!