Why to Consider a Healthcare Career Working with Seniors

Healthcare practitioners and healthcare support occupations are expected to be the fastest growing occupations of the decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. The aging population will drive the anticipated addition of 2.6 million jobs in the healthcare and social assistance sector by 2031. People who get into the senior support workforce will experience job security in an otherwise unpredictable economy while working in an extremely rewarding field.

“All in all, working with this population is one of the most humbling and gratifying jobs out there,” said Kasey Mclain, a Talent Acquisition Lead with EmpowerMe Wellness. “We love our seniors!”

"Working with this population is one of the most humbling and gratifying jobs out there."

Kasey Mclain

Talent Acquisition Lead

Rewarding Relationships

No two personalities or personal histories are the same. You are consistently learning something new and hearing amazing stories from the seniors. The individuals you work with and their families are always appreciative of all the support that they receive. The seniors love great conversations and having fun too!

A Secure Future

As the baby boomer generation advances in age, it provides an increased level of need from healthcare practitioners and healthcare support occupations. As a result, a wide array of career opportunities in the senior living sector will be added in the coming years to support the aging population. Beyond the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology positions hired at EmpowerMe Wellness, nursing positions, such as CNAs, LPNs or RNs, will play a crucial role in maintaining healthy senior communities. Plus, cooks, housekeepers, activity directors, maintenance workers, and secretaries will always contribute to the wellbeing of these communities as well. The list of opportunities for senior living superstars goes on!

What should therapists consider before starting a career in senior living?

  • Come to each treatment session ready to think on your feet. Cognitive or memory impairments may change the treatment that is best suited to an individual’s needs on any given day.
  • Altering your communication, treatment, and teaching style for each patient’s unique needs ensures a respectful relationship with the seniors.
  • Be prepared for an increased risk of patients falling. Gait belts and guarding will be your friend!
  • Finally, be prepared to love working with this population of patients!


Working in senior living is fun, rewarding, and challenging; These aspects keep each day different and interesting. Learn more about a sustainable and fulfilling career in senior living by visiting careers.empowerme.com.