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Center on Aging

Secondary Major in Long-Term Care Administration

Our secondary major in long term care administration is designed to prepare you for a career with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.

  • The number of Americans 65+ is projected to more than double to 98 million in 2060.
  • The 85+ age group is the fastest growing segment of the older adult population.
  • The number of medical & health services managers is expected to grow by about 20% through 2022 - a rate much higher than the average projected increase for other jobs.  (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018)

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Wondering if LTC Administration might be right for you?  Take this short quiz to find out.

  1. Do you want to influence quality of life for older adults?

  2. Do you have a passion for working with older people and their family members?

  3. Are you hoping for a job that provides new experiences within a field that's constantly changing?

  4. Are you interested in being a leader right out of college?

  5. Are you interested in policy and its influence on people?

  6. Are you looking for a career with a good salary and lots of opportunity?

  7. Are you a risk taker, love problem solving and/or love a challenge?

  8. Are you passionate about person-centered care?

 If you answered yes to three or more of these questions then Long-term Care Administration just might be the career for you.

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Jake Quigley

As a student at K-State I found myself changing my major multiple times.  When I learned about gerontology while taking the Intro to Gerontology course I was sold.  From that point on I have pursued further education in Gerontology and have used what I have learned towards my current career path.  The Center has aided me in career goals such as assisting in internship opportunities and with educational and professional resources. 

Jake Quigley, Ph.D., M.A.
Executive Director, Waterstone at the Circle, Boston, MA
KSU mentor