According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia has the ninth fastest-growing 60 and older population. The Census Bureau estimates that more than 20% of Georgia’s population will be 60 or older by 2030, an increase of almost 34% from 2012. As a result, the demand for trained professionals to take care of our aging communities is rapidly increasing.
The Division of Aging Services (DAS) is participating in the national Careers in Aging Week observance during the week of April 18-24. This week, we are sharing what it’s like to work in older adult services. We will highlight those currently working in the aging field and provide educational opportunities for those interested in a career in the aging field.
DAS has resources and opportunities in universities, senior living communities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities and other workplaces to excel in the aging industry. With demand at an all-time high, working in the aging field means rewarding work helping Georgia’s seniors maintain their health and independence. Follow the Georgia DHS Facebook page as we share interviews with some of our employees currently working in the aging field. The opportunities are endless!