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Industries & Professions /
Geriatric Social Workers
Since you will need at least a bachelor's degree to advance in
this field, prepare for college by taking a college prep
curriculum. This should include math, science, and computer science
classes. Other courses that will help you in this field include
civics or government courses, in which you can learn about the
enactment of laws, such as the Older Americans Act. Psychology and
sociology courses will help you gain an understanding of human
behavior and the process of aging as well as teach you methods for
studying groups of people, such as the elderly. Take English
classes to develop your writing, speaking, and researching
skills-skills that you will need throughout your career.
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