Chair: Joan Davitt, PhD Social workers specializing in aging are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of older adults. A growing older adult population, increasing life expectancy, and diminishing health care have created a need for professionals skilled in helping older people, which, according to the Department of Labor, will translate into numerous career opportunities for many years to come.
The School of Social Work has a long history in the field of aging. Many opportunities exist for professionals skilled in working with older persons in Baltimore, throughout Maryland and in DC. Clinicians, community organizers, social administrators, and policy advocates specializing in aging have an edge in the job market: in communitybased agencies, housing programs, senior centers, family lifeagencies, hospitals, and nursing homes, as well as in policy advocacy, think tanks or even on Capitol Hill.
This specialization is available to students in both the Clinical and Macro concentrations.