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Gerontology Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 3 accredited schools where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of gerontology and gerontology training in Massachusetts, which includes gerontology training at the following levels:


  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Massachusetts 120,710
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Massachusetts

106,770 107,870 114,090 116,760 120,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Gerontology is a growing field in Massachusetts. There were 13,940 more gerontology professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of gerontology has grown by 13% in Massachusetts. This growth is faster than the national trend for gerontology professionals which shows a 10% increase in the number of gerontology professionals working around the nation.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$71,294 $78,540 $80,744 $78,096 $78,424
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to gerontology professionals are growing in Massachusetts. In 2006 gerontology professionals made a mean salary of $71,294 per year, and in 2010 they made $78,424 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, gerontology professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of gerontology. The pay differential between the highest paid gerontology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 125%

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Massachusetts


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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of gerontology professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited gerontology schools in Massachusetts state is decreasing. In 2006, 52 students graduated from gerontology courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 46 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of gerontology school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 12%. 29% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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The number of gerontology faculty, growth in the field of gerontology academia and gerontology faculty salaries in Massachusetts, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching gerontology courses to students at the certificate in gerontology, associates degree in gerontology, bachelors degree in gerontology, masters degree in gerontology, and doctoral degree in gerontology levels, 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 Massachusetts. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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