Online Resource Collection - By Career
Below are online resources organized by career area used by academic advisors in Academic Advising in assisting individuals with academic and career exploration.
Professional staff from Academic Advising are glad to visit with you to discuss your interests and skills and see how they relate to majors and/or careers. To make an appointment, visit our office in 102 Gilchrist Hall / Follon Student Services Center or call 319-273-3406. Peer Academic Advisors in Residence are also available to assist you with your search in these areas.
Alphabetical Listing of Career Areas
Exploring Careers in Aging - Explore topics of: 101+ Careers in Aging; The Careers in Aging Workbook; News about Careers in Aging; What is Gerontology?; Why Study Gerontology?; Info for Students; and much more!
Careers, Opportunities & Jobs in Archaeology - From the Society for American Archaeology - Are you thinking about becoming an archaeologist, or of ways to become involved in archaeology? Although most people imagine them working outdoors among the elements, archaeologists find employment in a wide variety of work settings—such as museums, colleges and universities, government agencies, private and public foundations, and consulting firms—as educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants.
A New Universe to Explore: Careers in Astronomy - From the American Astronomical Society. Astronomy is a challenging science, but not because the universe is inaccessible in the conventional sense. Rather, astronomers must apply equal measures of analytic thinking and imagination, logic and intuition, to answer the most fundamental questions about the cosmos: What are stars and planets? How did they evolve? Why does the night sky look the way it does? Does life exist among the stars? How did the universe get here? How will it end? If astronomy seems a rigorous science, it's because the objective of astronomers is nothing less than to understand the nature of the universe. It takes a special person to pursue this objective; one who likes to challenge and be challenged. Learn more about careers in astronomy, academic and career preparation, where astronomers work, employment potential, where the jobs are, and other related topics.
Design / Drafting
Design Careers - From the American Design Drafting Association. Explore the areas of Drafting, Designers - Engineering Technicians, Digital Technician, Technical Illustrating, and related careers. Also learn more about the history of drafting and its disciplines.
Dietetics - Student & Career Center - From the American Dietetic Association. The American Dietetic Association is the online resource for individuals and students interested in education and credentialing requirements for careers in dietetics and nutrition. Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. Whichever option you choose, you'll share your knowledge of food and nutrition to help people make healthful food choices.
Family Life Education
Family Life Education: Teaching Families, Changing Lives - From the National Council on Family Relations is a brochure describing career possibilities in the growing field of family life education. Family life educators “serve wherever families need education and prevention programs to enhance their well-being.” Indeed, family life educators work in a variety of disciplines, including human services, community education, healthcare, and work-life, among many others.
Choosing a Career - So You Want to Be a Forensic Scientist! - From the American Academy of Forensic Sciences - A guide to the many possibilities for satisfying life choices of careers combining science and service in the interests of society, justice and public safety. Describes what is forensic science, what do forensic scientists do, and what is a forensic scientist. It also features detailed information on kinds of forensic science specialties as well as additional resources to explore this occupation.
Earth Science World - From the American Geological Institute. Do you find the prospect of working on a wide range of Earth-related issues, from resource management to environmental protection exciting? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Travel? Do you enjoy puzzle solving and working across scales, using details to solve wider problems? Then the geosciences may be an interesting career path to investigate. We invite you to explore this site, and all of the AGI Geoscience Careers materials.
Green Energy Career Guide - Features an online resource nearly two dozen sectors that offer green energy career possibilities. The guide covers wind, solar, marine, and wave energy; biofuels; carbon management; green policy; sustainable transport; waste management; and more.
Explore Health Careers - From ExploreHealthCareers.org. This site is a multi-disciplinary, interactive website and is a comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. It is designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.
Health Science - Career Comparison - From Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences - College of Medicine. Compares over 30 careers in the field of health.
Best College Majors and Activies for Aspiring Law School Students - From the National Career Developement Association in the Career Convergence web magazine. Success as a lawyer isn't determined by choosing the right major. The critical skills for success as a lawyer can be found in unexpected places. Career development practitioners would do well to share this reminder about transferable skills with their clients.
Career Center: All About Careers in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences - From the American Meteorological Society. So you are considering a degree in meteorology or you are not sure what career path to pursue but you have a strong interest in sciences. The following career guide will give you a broad overview of the exciting field atmospheric and related sciences.
So you Want to Gen into Pharmaceutical Sales... - From Quintessential Careers. Do job-seekers with no experience in pharmaceutical sales -- or even no experience in sales -- stand a chance of breaking into this popular but competitive field? The answer is a resounding "maybe." This article will give you some guidelines on increasing your odds. Also see the articles lined in the page: Tips from Reps: Advice from Real Pharmaceutical Sales Reps on How to Break into Pharma Sales and Resources for Those Interested in Breaking into Pharmaceutical Sales
Physiology - The Study of Life - From The American Physiological Society. This resource covers why physiology is important, what physiologists do, and how to become a physiologist. There are also vignettes on several physiologists who have had interesting careers.
This Is Public Health - Sponsored by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Most people don't realize the impact that Public Health has on their lives, but there are examples all around you. There are factors that determine your health that you can control, and there are factors that you cannot. It's Public Health that fights both of those battles. Public Health isn't something that matters to someone else–Public Health is your health. The "This Is Public Health" campaign is a way for Public Health students to demonstrate all the ways in which Public Health improves our lives.
Public Service Careers
PublicServiceCareers.org - Is co-sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). This resource is your source for professional jobs in the NEW public sector - government, nonprofits, NGO's, consulting, contracting and academia. - and for high quality advice and information about public service careers.
Careers in Statistics - From The American Statistical Association. Do you love numbers...particularly numbers that tell a story? If you do, check out this resource which describes what the field of statistics is all about. This guide introduces "what is" statistics and "what are" statisticians, as well as illustrates different sectors (e.g., health and medicine, business and industry, research) and how to prepare for this field. Also check out the Career Center for more information from the American Statistical Association.
Urban and Regional Planners
Education and Careers in Planning - Are you interested in positive social, economic, environmental, and physical change? Do you want to work with people from various backgrounds to develop a better community?Do you like to communicate with others about ideas, programs, and plans?Are you challenged by complex problems–and excited about being part of a cooperative process to devise solutions to those problems?Do you think about the future–about what could be–rather than about what is? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then check out this resource from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Urban and regional planners do many types of jobs and are involved in almost any kind of government or private activity which seeks to affect the future or respond to community change. Take the time to review the Choosing a Career in Urban and Regional Planning brochure (in pdf format).