Geriatrics Workforce By the Numbers

Learn more about several of the challenges and opportunities in Geriatrics.

Current Need for Geriatricians
It’s projected that approximately 30% of people 65-years-old and older will need a geriatrician, and that each geriatrician can care for up to 700 older adults. Based on these numbers, approximately 20,000 geriatricians are needed now to care for more than 14 million older Americans.

Future Need for Geriatricians
To provide the high-quality, person-centered care we’ll all need in the future, 30,000 geriatricians will be in demand by 2030. Given that there are less than 7,300 certified geriatricians practicing nationwide, the field is ripe for growth potential for eager students and trainees.