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Welcome to Opportunities in Gerontology

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!

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Potential Salaries

$29,380 - $116,080

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Home Health Aide 

Community Health Worker 

Human Services Assistant  

Healthcare Social Worker

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Matrix Medical Network 

County of Orange 

Providence Health & Services

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • Gerontology (Certificate of Achievement)

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! *

The Gerontology Department (BGS 314) can be contacted at (949) 582-4733.

Nicole Major, Instructor - (949) 582-4745

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!

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