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Professional Associations are great places to connect with working professionals at all levels and learn about job, internship and scholarship opportunities in fields and industries that interest you.

Following is a list of more than 500 professional association websites, organized alphabetically by profession.

Each of these websites has some form of career center, job board or other resources to assist prospective and current professionals in their fields connect with job, internship and scholarship opportunities.

Know of a professional association website with a career center, job board or resource that should be on this page? Email me the association name and website. If it fits, I will add it to the list!  Thanks.


 

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Accounting

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Society of Women Accountants
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
National Society of Accountants
The Institute of Internal Auditors
The Institute of Management Accountants
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Actuary

American Academy of Actuaries
Casualty Actuarial Society
Conference of Consulting Actuaries
International Association of Black Actuaries
Society of Actuaries

Advertising

Advertising Club of New York
American Advertising Federation
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Austin Advertising Federation
Chicago Advertising Federation
Dallas Advertising League
Houston Advertising Federation
The One Club for Art and Copy

Aesthetics

American Electrology Association

Agriculture

American Society of Agronomy
Soil Science Society of America

Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Architecture

American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
Boston Society of Architects
Society of Architectural Historians
Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians
Texas Society of Architects
Vernacular Architecture Forum

Art & Design

American Institute of Graphic Arts
Graphic Arts Guild

Arts Administration

American Association of Museums

Audiology/Speech Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Aviation

American Association of Airport Executives
American Helicopter Society (AHS) International
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


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Botany

American Society of Plant Biologists
Botanical Society of America

Broadcasting

Alabama Broadcasters Association
Alliance for Women in Media
Arkansas Broadcasters Association
Association of Independents in Radio
Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio
California Broadcasters Association
Colorado Broadcasters Association
Connecticut Broadcasters Association
Florida Association of Broadcasters
Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Hawaii Association of Broadcasters
Idaho State Broadcasters Association
Illinois Broadcasters Association
Indiana Broadcasters Association
Iowa Broadcasters Association
Kansas Association of Broadcasters
Kentucky Broadcasters Association
Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
Maine Association of Broadcasters
Maryland/DC/Delaware Broadcasters Association
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Missouri Broadcasters Association
National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association
National Association of Broadcasters
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Nebraska Broadcasters Association
Nevada Broadcasters Association
New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters
New Jersey Broadcasters Association
New Mexico Broadcasters Association
New York State Broadcasters Association
North American Broadcasters Association
North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
North Dakota Broadcasters Association
Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
Oregon Association of Broadcasters
Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters
Rhode Island Broadcasters Association
South Carolina Broadcasters Association
South Dakota Broadcasters Association
Tennessee Association of Broadcasters
Texas Association of Broadcasters
Utah Broadcasters Association
Vermont Association of Broadcasters
Virginia Association of Broadcasters
Washington State Association of Broadcasters
West Virginia Broadcasters Association
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
Wyoming Association of Broadcasters

Business

American Business Women’s Association


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Cemetery Management

Association of American Cemetery Superintendents

Computer Science

Association for Computing Machinery
Black Data Processing Associates

Consulting

American Association of Political Consultants
American Society of Appraisers
American Society of Theatre Consultants
Institute of Management Consultants USA
Institute of Management Consultants 

Counseling

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
American Counseling Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Criminal Justice

National Court Reporters Association
Police Executive Research Forum
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators

Culinary Arts

American Culinary Federation


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Ecology

Ecological Society of America

Economics

American Economic Association
American Society of Hispanic Economists
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Community Colleges
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of School Librarians
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Association of University Professors
American Association of University Women
American College Personnel Association
American Council on Education
American Educational Research Association
American Montessori Society
American School Counselor Association
American School Health Association
Association for Advancement of Arts Education
Association for Career and Technical Education
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Association for Science Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Association of School Business Officials International
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
Correctional Education Association
Council of the Great City Schools
EDUCASE
International Society for Music Education
National Academic Advising Association
National Art Education Association
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Music Education
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Communication Association
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Education Association
National Science Teachers Association
Society for College and University Planning
United Association for Labor Education
United Federation of Teachers

Engineering

Acoustical Society of America
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
American Astronautical Society
American Chemical Society
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Design Drafting Association
American Foundry Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
American Nuclear Society
American Physical Society
American Public Works Association
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society for Quality
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Naval Engineers
American Society of Safety Engineers
American Water Resources Association
American Water Works Association
ASM International (The Materials Information Society)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association for Facilities Engineering
Association of Chinese Scientists and Engineers
Association of Engineering Geologists
Geological Society of America
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
National Registry of Environmental Professionals
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Society for Computer Simulation (SCS)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society of Women Engineers
Solid Waste Association of North America

Entomology

Entomological Society of America

Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


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Film & Television

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
American Cinema Editors
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
American Screenwriters Association
American Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Association of Independent Commercial Producers
Austin Film Society
Casting Society of America
Directors Guild of America
Independent Filmmaker Project
International Game Developers Association
Motion Picture Editors Guild
National Association of Broadcasters
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Texas Cable Association
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Women in Film
Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America, West

Financial Services

American Academy of Financial Management
Financial Planning Association

Florist

Texas State Florists Association

Fundraising/Non-Profit

Association of Donor Relations Professionals
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Grant Professionals Association
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network


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Geography

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
Association of American Geographers

Geology

Geological Society of America

Gerontology

Gerontological Society of America

Government/Public Service

American Foreign Service Association
American Polygraph Association


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Healthcare & Medicine

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Medical Toxicology
American Health Care Association
American Hospital Association
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Roentgen Ray Society
Case Management Society of America
Genetics Society of America
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
National Association Medical Staff Services
National Healthcareer Association
Renal Physicians Association
Texas Medical Association

History

American Association for State and Local History
American Folklore Society
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Human Resources

American Society for Training & Development
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
International Society for Performance Improvement
Knowledge Management Professional Society
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Recognition Professionals International
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
WorldatWork


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Industrial Design

Association of Professional Design Firms
Industrial Designers Society of America

Information Technology

American Society of Health Informatics Managers
Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives


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Journalism

ACES: American Copy Editors Society
AEJMC: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Alliance for Women in Media
American Journalism Historians Association
American Medical Writers Association
American Society of Business Publication Editors
American Society of Media Photographers
American Society of Picture Professionals
American Sportscasters Association
Americans for the Arts
APME: Associated Press Media Editors
ASJA: American Society of Journalists and Authors
ASME: American Society of Magazine Editors
ASNE: American Society of Newspaper Editors
Associated Press Sports Editors
Association for International Broadcasting
Association for Women in Sports Media
Association of Alternative News Media
Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Association of Food Journalists
Association of Healthcare Journalists
BEA: The Broadcast Education Association
British Guild of Travel Writers
California Chicano News Media Association
California Newspaper Publishers Association
Canadian Association of Journalists
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Committee to Protect Journalists
Council of Literary Magazine Publishers
Editorial Freelancers Association
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP)
International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors
Investigative Reporters and Editors
JEA: Journalism Education Association
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
National Association of Science Writers
National Education Writers Association
National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association
National Newspaper Association
National Press Club
National Press Photographers Association
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
NCEW: National Conference of Editorial Writers
Newspaper Association of America
Newspaper Guild
NFOIC: National Freedom of Information Coalition
North American Nature Photography Association
Online News Association
Online Publishers Association
Organization of News Ombudsmen
Poynter Institute Online
Public Journalism Network
Public Radio News Directors
Radio and Television News Directors Association
RCFP: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Religion Newswriters Association
SND: Society for News Design
Society for Features Journalism
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Society of American Travel Writers
Society of Environmental Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
Texas Press Association
World Association of Newspapers


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Law

American Health Lawyers Association
Education Law Association
National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Library & Information Science

American College of Medical Informatics
American Library Association
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Association of Research Libraries

Linguistics

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
American Translators Association
Linguistic Society of America


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Management

American Management Association

Manufacturing

Air Movement and Control Association
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Marketing

American Marketing Association (AMA)
Association of Travel Marketing Executives
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
European Marketing Confederation (EMC)
Experiential Marketing Forum (EMF)
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
INMA: International Newspaper Marketing Association
Marketing Executives Network Group
Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
Pharma Marketing Network
Promotion Marketing Association, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI)
The Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association, Inc. (HCMA)
Web Marketing Association

Mathematics

American Mathematical Society
Association for Women in Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Meeting Planning

Convention Industry Council (CIC)
International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM)
International Association of Conference Centers – North America
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)

Metallurgy

Society of American Silversmiths

Meteorology

American Meteorological Society

Music

American Composers Forum
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFTRA
American Guild of Organists
American Music Center
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP
American String Teachers Association
Austin Music Foundation
Caltech Jam Room
Chicago Music Commission
Colorado Music Business Organization
Copyright Office Of The Library of Congress
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Georgia Music Industry Association
Los Angeles Women in Music
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
Midwest Music Foundation
Nashville Publishers Network, NPN
National Association of Composers
New Mexico Music Commission
Oklahoma Film and Music
Orange County Guitar Circle
Paley Center for Media
Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA
Rhythm and Blues Foundation
San Diego Music Foundation
San Francisco Entertainment Commission
Seattle Office of Film and Music
Society of Singers
Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
Texas Music Office
The Blues Foundation
The Independent Feature Project
The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, NARAS
The National Music Publishers Association, NMPA
The Songwriters Guild of America
The Washington Area Music Association
Washington State Arts Commission
Wisconsin Area Music Industry

Mycology

Mycological Society of America


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Nutrition

American College of Nutrition


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Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association


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Pharmacy

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Safety Pharmacology Society

Philosophy

American Philosophical Association
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Physics

American Physical Society
Optical Society

Political Science

American Political Science Association
Western Political Science Association

Psychiatry

United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Psychology

Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Texas Psychological Association

Public Administration

American Planning Association
American Public Works Association
American Society for Public Administration
Illinois Section American Water Works Association
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of State Election Directors

Public Relations

Association for Women in Communication – UT Chapter
Association of Women in Communication (AWC)
College Sports Information Directors of America
Florida Public Relations Association
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Public Relations/Business Communication

League of American Communications Professionals
Religion Communicators Council

Publishing

Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
Publishers Association of the West


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Real Estate

AIR Commercial Real Estate Association
Certified Master Inspector
National Association of Realtors

Recruiting

National Association of Physician Recruiters

Religion

American Academy of Religion
The Conference on Faith and History

Research, Physical Sciences

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
American Association of Cereal Chemists
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Research, Social Sciences

American Association for Public Opinion Research
Council of American Survey Research Organizations
World Association for Public Opinion Research


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Sales

Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI)
Sales Lead Management Association

Sociology

American Sociological Association

Sports, Recreation & Fitness

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
National Association of Sports Commissions
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Professional Ski Instructors of America
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

Statistics

American Statistical Association

Supply Chain Management

APICS The Association for Operations Management
Institute for Supply Management


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Toxicology

Society of Toxicology


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Veterinary Medicine

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists
Student American Veterinary Medical Association


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Writing & Editing

Authors Guild
Council of Science Editors
National Education Writers Association
National Writers Union


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Zoology

American Ornithologists’ Union
American Society of Mammalogists


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