Gerontology: n. the study of aging and the social, biological, and psychological changes in older people as they age
It is expected that the aging population will rapidly increase within the next 30 years, making gerontology a valuable field. By 2050, the population of over-60-year-olds is predicted to exceed the number of children below 14 years old.
Examples of places that gerontologists work in include community organizations, government and non-profit agencies, health care facilities, hospices and research labs.
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