Recreation and Leisure Studies

Nationwide Events Steer Students Toward Booming Aging Industry

USM is hosting a Careers in Aging Event on Thursday, April 11th from 5:00-6:00 p.m., in the Abromson Center.

Join Dr. Nancy Richeson and Dr. Mike Brady for a lively presentation about Careers in Aging and help celebrate the first year of our fully online Certificate in Gerontology program. We will share information about the expanding career opportunities in this stimulating and challenging field.

You will learn how you can make a difference in helping older adults maintain the quality of their lives and talk with area service providers about possible career options in aging. Meet the multi-disciplinary faculty and students who are currently enrolled in the certificate and join us for light refreshments.

If you are looking for a job in an area that is growing rapidly, that needs people with a broad range of skills, that will improve people's lives, and will be exciting, challenging and rewarding then consider a career in the field of aging.

Americans 65 and older now constitute about 13 percent of the population, according to the federal government’s Administration on Aging, and that figure is expected to increase to 19 percent — 72 million— by 2030. This demographic transition is resulting in a shortage of people trained to meet the unique needs of these older adults, and the array of industries that will be affected is quite diverse.

USM is proud to bring Careers in Aging Week, April 7 to 13, celebrated by dozens of institutions across the country, to the Southern Maine community. Join us at USM Abromson’s Center on Thursday, April 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Event details: https://www.usm.maine.edu/pdp/careers-aging-open-house-information-session

Nature-based Tourism at USM

Enrollment in the Nature Tourism Minor can increase your understanding and enjoyment of nature while enhancing future employment opportunities in ecotourism and adventure recreation businesses, wilderness equipment outfitters, or organizations that focus on environmental education.

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