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Geriatric Care Managers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

You should take a college preparatory curriculum, and, because many skills are necessary to be an effective geriatric care manager, there are plenty of classes you can take to help prepare you for this work. Classes in health are an obvious choice; geriatric care managers need to have an understanding of the human body and how its functions are affected by the aging process. Psychology courses are helpful, since you will need to understand and deal with a variety of people in a myriad of circumstances. Courses in sociology can introduce you to yet another aspect of the geriatric and health care realm. Sciences, such as biology and chemistry, are also useful. Don't neglect your math studies, since you may need to deal with clients' financial questions as well as keep your own records regarding billing and expenses. You will also benefit from English or communication courses, as it will be imperative that you can convey information effectively to your clients and their families.

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