Professional Associations

Professional associations are organizations that provide information about a specific career. They seek to inform professionals and students about trends, regulations and opportunities as well as provide services to the general public.

Some associations offer student memberships. As members, students learn about networking opportunities, educational requirements, scholarships and internships.


Occupation/Resource Web Site
Anthropology Society for American Archeology and The Society for Applied Anthropology 
Accounting American Accounting Association and Maryland Society of Accountants
Advertising American Advertising Federation
Aeronautics and Astronautics American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
Agricultural Engineering American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 
Anesthesiologist American Society of Anesthesiologists
Aquatic and Marine Science Society for Marine Mammalogy
Art History
Astronomy American Astronomical Society 
Athletic Trainer National Athletic Trainers' Association
Automotive Repair Automotive Service Association
Biology American Institute of Biological Sciences
Biotechnology Bio - Biotechnology Industry Organization
Broadcasting National Association of Broadcasters
Business Communications International Association of Business Communicators 
Car Dealers National Automobile Dealers Association
Chef United States Personal Chef Association
Chemistry American Chemical Society
Chief Information Officer
Communication National Communication Association
Computer / IT National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
Computer Society IEEE Computer Society
Computing Machinery Association for Computing Machinery
Conservation Biology Society for Conservation Biology
Counseling American Counseling Association  and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Counselor, Career National Career Development Association
Counselor, Certified National Board for Certified Counselors
Counselor, School American School Counselor Association
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice USA
Dental Hygienists American Dental Hygienists' Association
Editor, Newspaper The American Society of News Editors
Education National Education Association
Education National Association for College Admission Counseling
Education (Community College) American Association of Community Colleges
Economics American Economic Association
Education (higher ed)
Education (math teachers) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Electronics American Electronics Association
Engineering, Engineeringjobs.comThe Engineers Club
Engineers Education Resources ASSEE Engineering K12 Center and Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Engineers, Chemical American Chemical Society
Engineers, Electrical and Electronics IEEE
Engineers, Industrial Institute of Industrial Engineers
Engineers, Manufacturing Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Engineers, Mining, Metallurgy, Exploration Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Engineers, Petroleum Society of Petroleum Engineers
Engineers, Plastics Society of Plastics Engineers
Engineers, Transportation Institute of Transportation Engineers
English Magazine Publishers of America
Environmental U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Ecological Society of America
Federal USAJOBSAvue Central and  National Security Agency  
Federal IRS Jobs Internal Revenue Service
Film AFI
Flight Attendants Association of Flight Attendants
Forensic Science American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Geography Association of American Geographers
Geology The Geological Society of America
Gerontology Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Historical Association American Historical Association
Human Resources
Industrial Security ASIS International
Information Science American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
International Work and Study Council on International Educational Exchange and Cultural Vistas International
Jeweler/Silver Smith Jewelers of America
Journalism Society of Professional Journalists
Journalism & Communication (women) The Association for Women in Communications
Lawyer American Bar Association
Legal Assistants The Association of Legal Assistants
Mathematics/Statistics American Statistical Association  and The Mathematical Association of America
Medicine American Medical Association
Medicine (Cancer/Pathology) American Cancer Society
Medicine (Forensic Science) American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Medicine, Managed Care/Healthcare America's Health Insurance Plans
Meteorology American Meteorological Society
Museum Curator American Association of Museums
Music Therapy American Music Therapy Association
Nurse Practitioner American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association
Nursing American Nurses AssociationNursing SpectrumNational League for Nursing and 
Nutrition American Dietetic Association
Park Ranger Bureau of Land Management and National Recreation and Parks Association
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Philosophy The American Philosophical Association
Podiatric Medicine American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Psychology American Psychological Association
Public Relations Public Relations Society of America
Public Affairs National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Radio-Television News Directors Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
Research The National Academies Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine
Self Employed (National Assn. For Self Employed) National Association for the Self-Employed
Small Business Owners Small Business Administration
Social Worker National Association of Social Workers and Council on Social Work Education
Sociology American Sociological Association  and
Tourism and Travel National Tour Association
Zoo and Aquarium Association Association of Zoos & Aquariums


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