Gerontology Schools In Mississippi

In Mississippi, there is only one accredited school where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the gerontology academic community in Mississippi, and the future trends in gerontology training at the gerontology masters degree level.


  1. William Carey University

    498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Mississippi 32,070
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Mississippi.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Mississippi

28,410 28,840 31,190 32,000 32,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of gerontology professionals is growing in Mississippi. There were 3,660 more gerontology professionals working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of gerontology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$61,960 $55,344 $57,556 $56,222 $59,620
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by gerontology professionals is decreasing in Mississippi. The mean salary for gerontology professionals in 2006 was $61,960 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $59,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Mississippi

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Thus, gerontology professionals' salaries declined by 4% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 104% pay differential between the highest paid gerontology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of gerontology in Mississippi.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Mississippi


Gerontology professionals in Mississippi earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Gerontology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Mississippi


As the number of gerontology professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited gerontology school in Mississippi state is decreasing.

This represents a 100% decrease in the number of gerontology degree or certificate school graduates in Mississippi state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of gerontology faculty in Mississippi, growth in the field of gerontology academia and faculty salaries in Mississippi. If you are involved in teaching gerontology courses to students at the masters degree in gerontology level, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of gerontology in Mississippi. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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