Does America need more gerontological nurses? The answer is yes. As baby boomers enter their twilight years, they will need more medical care. However, there is a shortage in the number of people going into gerontology medicine, a field that is expected to grow.* This infographic shows compelling facts suggesting that the future of nursing is in the gerontology field.
Long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
*Source: The American Geriatrics Society, “Geriatrics Health Care Workforce,”