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Some discipline specific professional societies, governmental agencies, research institutes, and other organizations provide career materials to PK-16 teachers and students and the general public. As an example, The American Association for the Advancement of Science has developed a Career Basics booklet http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/outreach/career_basics_2009  and science career website (see  http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/outreach/career_directory_2012).

CareersBelow are a collection of links, which include STEM career materials primarily for PK-16 teachers and students. STEM topics are organized around categories in Science for All Americans http://www.project2061.org/publications/rsl/online/SFAA/INDEX2.HTM.


 

The Physical Setting
(Astronomy, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences)

AAAS’ Science Careers http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/outreach/career_directory_2012

American Chemical Societies’ Chemical Careers in Brief portal.acs.org/portal/Navigate?nodeid=1188

American Physical Society Careers Information http://www.aps.org/careers/

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography’s Working in the Aquatic Sciences http://www.aslo.org/career/aquaticcareer.html

Career Guide for Atmospheric Sciences http://www.ametsoc.org/atmoscareers/

Careers in Renewable Energy http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/28369.pdf

Careers in the Geosciences http://www.earthscienceworld.org/careers/

Gemological Institute of America’s Careers Page http://www.gia.edu/careers/71/section_main_page.cfm 

National Academy of Science Career Guides http://nationalacademies.org/careerguides.html

National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)’s Careers page  http://www.nasa.gov/about/career/index.html

Nature’s Jobs site http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html 

US Geological Survey’s Careers in Science http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/

The Living Environment
(Paleontology, Life Sciences, Botanical Sciences, Zoological Sciences)

American Association of Zoo Keepers’ Zoo Keeping as a Career http://www.aazk.org/zoo_career.php

American Fisheries Society’s Careers in Fisheries http://fisheries.org/jobs

American Institute of Biological Sciences’ Careers in Biology http://www.aibs.org/careers/

American Society for Cell Biology’s Careers Strategy Columns http://www.ascb.org/index.cfm?navid=81

American Society of Plant Biology’s Careers in Plant Biology http://www.aspb.org/downloads/careersbroch.pdf

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’s Unlocking Life’s Secrets: Career opportunities in biochemistry & molecular biology http://www.careercornerstone.org/pdf/biology/asbmbcareers.pdf

Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Careers in Zoos & Aquariums http://www.aza.org/careers-zoos-aquariums/

Botanical Society of America’s Careers in Botany http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/

Careers in Herpetology http://www.ssarherps.org/pages/careers.php

Challenging Careers in the Natural Resources Conservation Service http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/steldevb1027597.pdf

Entomological Society of America’s Discover Entomology http://www.entsoc.org/discover-entomology

Nature’s Jobs site http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html

Office of Naval Research’s Oceanography/Marine Related Careers http://www.onr.navy.mil/careers/ocean_marine/

Society of American Foresters’ Forestry as a Career http://www.safnet.org/fs/careers.cfm 

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) http://www.setac.org/htdocs/careercenter.html

Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology’s Careers in Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology http://www.simhq.org/careers/career-information/

Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Strategies for Pursuing a Career in Marine Mammal Science http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~odell/strat.htm

Society of Systematic Biologists http://systbio.org/?q=node/139

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Careers http://www.epa.gov/ohr/ecp.html

Wildlife Society http://www.wildlife.org/professional/index.cfm?tname=university

The Human Organism
(Psychology, Medical Sciences, Psychiatry, Nutrition, Home Economics)

American Medical Association Healthcare Careers http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13087.html

American Dental Association’s Careers in Dentistry http://www.ada.org/2927.aspx

American Psychiatric Association’s Careers in Psychiatry http://www.apa.org/careers/resources/guides/careers.aspx

American Psychological Association’s PsycCAREERS http://psyccareers.apa.org/

American Society of Clinical Oncology http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Education+%26+Training/Career+Resources

Discover Nursing http://www.discovernursing.com/home

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research Careers & Training http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/ 

Human Society
(Knowledge, Data Processing, Religion and Science, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Social Issues, Education, Literature, General Geography and History)

American Association of Geographers’ Careers Database http://www.aag.org/cs/careers

American Sociological Association http://www.asanet.org/

The Designed World
Technology, Engineering, Agriculture)

American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Careers http://careercenter.aia.org/

American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Student Career Page http://www.aiche.org/Students/Careers/index.aspx

American Society for Horticultural Science’s Careers in Horticulture http://ashs.org/?option=com_content&view=section&id=9&Itemid=66

American Society of Agronomy https://www.agronomy.org/careers

American Society of Animal Science’s Career Information page http://www.asas.org/career_info.asp?autotry=true&ULnotkn=true

American Veterinary Medical Association’s Career page http://www.avma.org/careers/default.asp

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence careers page http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/html/resourcST.html#career

Biotechnology Careers http://www.bio-link.org/students.htm

IEEE’s Try Engineering http://www.tryengineering.org/home.php

Institute of Food Technologists’ Introduction to the Food Industry http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000411

Materials Science & Engineering Careers Resource Center http://www.crc4mse.org/

USDA’s Kids Careers in Science (agriculture emphasis) http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=8&tax_subject=433

US Agricultural Research Service careers page http://ars.usda.gov/careers/docs.htm?docid=11778

The Mathematical World

Employment Opportunities http://www.mathclassifieds.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=1925

General Career Information

Career Trends: Careers Away from the bench: Advice & Options for scientists. http://images.sciencecareers.org/images/away_from_the_bench.pdf

AccessSTEM (STEM career possibilities for students with disabilities) http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/

National Academy of Science http://www.nas.edu/ 

National Career Pathways Network http://www.cord.org/career-pathways-strategic-improvement-coalition-cpsic/


“Science Careers” in Science Books & Films Nov/Dec 2008 issue

Science, Engineering, and Technology Human Resources http://www.cpst.org/hrdata/pages/HRDatabase.cfm

Scientists in Action (USGS) http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/scientists/

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center (science, technology, engineering, math, computing, medicine) http://www.careercornerstone.org/

Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education http://www.wacteonline.org/