Gerontology Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 4 accredited schools where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in gerontology in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses gerontology training at the following levels:

  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Gerontology


  1. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus

    1208 Pointe Centre Dr, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-3983

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Tennessee 71,100
National 3,420,460

Approximately 2% of the country's gerontology professionals work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Tennessee

61,940 63,820 71,120 71,480 71,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of gerontology is growing. In 2010 there were 9,160 more gerontology professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. This represents a 15% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for gerontology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$63,686 $59,984 $56,168 $55,232 $61,518
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by gerontology professionals is decreasing in Tennessee. In 2006 gerontology professionals made a mean salary of $63,686 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,518 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a decline in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Tennessee state, within the field of gerontology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid gerontology professionals earn 145% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Tennessee


In Tennessee, gerontology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of gerontology professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited gerontology schools in Tennessee state is decreasing. In Tennessee, there were 3 graduates in 2006. And there were 3 graduates from gerontology courses in 2010.

This represents a 0% decrease in the number of gerontology degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. A majority of these graduates, or 75%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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