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Gerontology Schools In Virginia

Gerontology classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited gerontology schools in Virginia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in gerontology in the state of Virginia, which encompasses gerontology training at the following levels:


  1. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Virginia 76,270
National 3,420,460

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

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Virginia

66,550 68,450 70,820 72,760 76,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of gerontology professionals is growing in Virginia. In Virginia, 9,720 more gerontology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of gerontology has grown by 15% in Virginia. 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 Virginia

$71,696 $70,364 $69,220 $72,094 $73,168
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to gerontology professionals are growing in Virginia. Gerontology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $71,696 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $73,168 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 2%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of gerontology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid gerontology professionals earn 157% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Virginia


In Virginia, gerontology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of gerontology professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited gerontology schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 43 gerontology graduates from gerontology courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 16 graduates.

This represents a 63% decrease in the number of gerontology degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a undergraduate certificate in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of gerontology faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of gerontology academia and gerontology faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching gerontology courses to students at the certificate in gerontology, and masters 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 Virginia. 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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