Resources for Health Careers

Professional organizations can be a great way to connect with other professionals in your field as well as find postings for positions in your field. Read more about connecting with professionals on our networking page.

Professional organizations, whether you join, participate in functions that they sponsor, or explore their websites, can be valuable resources at points throughout your career development. Consider them for career exploration, networking, finding job postings, and for continued professional development.

In many ways, a professional society is an instant network: You’ll be with others who have the same general career interest. Additionally, you may be able to learn more about your field and potential employers from other members. Consider volunteering at or attending an organization’s events. They often offer special discounted rates for volunteers and students. Conferences are a great way to make connections and to learn about important trends and issues that impact your career field.

Professional organizations by field can also be accessed through What Can I Do With a Major In… or What Can I Do With This Major.

Find professional organizations and employment resources applicable to different School of Education disciplines under each section. Links are researched by the Career Center, but the Career Center is not responsible for the content or postings.

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Communication Sciences & Disorders

Professional Organizations 

Employment

Counseling

Professional Organizations 

  • American Counseling Association is the world’s largest association representing professional counselors practicing in a variety of settings. Site includes CTOnline, the online news source for professional counselors, and employment classifieds.
  • American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, offers a job posting site, PsycCareers.
  • American School Counselor Association provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 26,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
  • American College Personnel Association is a leading comprehensive student affairs association and features job postings for positions in higher education.
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. The professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide.
  • NASPA, an organization committed to student affairs, has career resources and a national job placement exchange that takes place at their annual conference.

Employment

Community Counseling Positions

  • Idealist.org features extensive helpful resources regarding nonprofit careers, job postings, internships, and a nonprofit locator to help you find any charity in the U.S.
  • Opportunity Knocks provides non-profit job postings.

Higher Education Positions

Kinesiology

Professional Organizations

Employment

  • American Heart Association has a listing of employment opportunities for their company.
  • CESAjobs.org – Wisconsin’s largest employer of school specialty positions featuring jobs available at WI CESAs.
  • Conney Safety Products is a nationwide distributor of safety and first aid supplies, located in Madison.
  • Cooper Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to preventive medicine, offers internships and employment.
  • Johnson & Johnson features a scope of opportunities as broad as the global markeplace they serve.
  • The Market is the NCAA’s job site for positions in college athletics.
  • National Institute for Fitness and Sport is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing human health & fitness and athletic performance through research, education & services that offers employment and internship opportunities.
  • National Institute of Health has a wealth of job opportunities and internships.
  • UW-Extension shows a list of available opportunities through their office.
  • WorkInSports.com is a fee-based job site for the sports industry.
  • YMCA of the USA publishes vacancies at Ys across the U.S.

Rehabilitation Psychology

Professional Organizations 

Employment Resources

  • Easter Seals, an organization dedicated to providing services and outreach for individuals with a disability, features job postings for their organization across the country.
  • Goodwill offers opportunities to work for their nonprofit, which assists individuals through community programs and employment services.
  • Idealist is a job positing site that includes a multitude of jobs in nonprofits or social impact careers.
  • WECAN is an online posting and hiring system used by more than 500 Wisconsin K-12 schools and districts.
  • Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies (WAFCA) includes links to member human services programs throughout Wisconsin.
  • Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Department features a listing of organizations where students have completed internships.