Direct Service Provider: Works "one-on-one" with older persons and their families to assess needs, knowledge of resources and delivery of services.
Program Planner and Evaluator: Surveys the community to gauge the interests and needs of older persons, designing programs to meet these needs, and evaluating the programs' effectiveness.
Manager/Administrator: Supervises and directs the daily operation of facilities, agencies, or programs that serve the aging population.
Marketing and Product Development Professional: Targets unmet product and service needs of older persons. Develops and implements solutions to enhance productivity and independence. Educates and refers the aging population to creative technologies that may allow them to "age in place."
Advocate: Fosters policies and programs to benefit the aging based on knowledge of unmet needs and the ability to communicate in public and private forums.
Educator/Trainer: Develops and delivers educational programming responsive to the needs of older persons or those who serve them, including informal caregivers.
Researcher: Studies the aging process and investigates the effectiveness of intervention programs and policies.
Environmental Designer: Designs safe living environments for the elderly population.
Financial Management/Legal Support Service Provider: Serves as primary contact person for management of financial and legal issues for aging clients and their families.