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Career Research: Industry (Non-Academic) Links

Below you will find some helpful links to get you started with researching industry careers and opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you have discovered a great resource not listed here, feel free to share it with us. Click on a topic to get started:


Amoeba Web (Psychology)
This site describes a number of positions in psychology and reference sources for each.

Be an Actuary
This is a site specifically for those considering a career in actuarial science and defines the various career paths, finding work and the associated certification process.

Career Alternatives for Art Historians
This site includes a list of possible paths for art historians.

ePhilosopher is a Web community dedicated to philosophical thinking.

Humanities & Social Sciences Online
This is a network that “creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.” It includes discussion sites, a section on teaching and job listings.

Job Opportunities at the IMF
The International Monetary Fund welcomes applications for Experienced Economist positions, both for specialized vacancies (which are individually advertised) and for our more general needs (which are not advertised). In addition, they accept applications for the Research Assistant Program (RAP) and for support-level positions year-round.

Jobs in Philosophy
This site contains job advertisements in philosophy worldwide, postings in any language.

Jobs in Political Science
This site provides internet resources for those interested in political science.

Linguist List
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.

Living History Specialists
The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums serves those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums and outdoor museums of history and folklife. Since its founding in 1970, ALHFAM has been at the forefront of the growth and professionalization of the use of living history techniques in museum programs.

Museum Employment Resource Center
The Museum Employment Resource Center lists jobs and other information related to the museum, heritage management and cultural resource communities.

New York History Net
New York History Net matches those with a professional interest in the history and culture of New York State with available positions.

Non-academic Careers for Scientific Psychologists
This article provides a list of profiles of scientific psychologists who have decided to work outside academia.

Online Psychology Resource Career Center
Want tips on how to get into graduate school? Need advice on how to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam, develop an academic vita or get good letters of recommendation? Want to search through hundreds of job listings in psychology? The Online Psychology Career Center is designed to be a one-stop resource for psychology students and professionals.

Political Science Resources Think Tanks
This site links to comprehensive listing of political think tanks as well as links to individual organizations’ Web sites.

Psychology Jobs
This site provides a collection of links and resources for psychologists’ job search.

Pursuing Psychology Career Page
This site includes, in addition to job search resources, psychology career related articles and job descriptions.

This is an English PhD’s Web site about leaving academia, including links to relevant articles, resources and testimonials from other humanists who found meaningful work outside of academia.

The Society of American Archivists Online Employment Bulletin
The Online Employment Bulletin is produced by the Society of American Archivists as a service to the archival profession. It contains national and international archival position announcements which are updated weekly on Thursday afternoon.

World Bank Employment Opportunities
This site is the World Bank’s employment page.


BioFind is the home of biotech discussion online, dedicated to providing an online home for those involved with the biotech industry. The site provides a variety of online services, most famously the “Rumor Mill” which regularly receives over 200 posts daily and tracks the latest news and gossip from around the industry. Alongside the Rumor Mill are events pages and an extensive directory of companies within the biotech industry

Brookhaven National Labs
This links to career listings at Brookhaven National Labs on Long Island.

Careers in Science and Engineering
This is a guide to career planning by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine. Its contents include guidelines to defining goals, developing a plan to meet those goals and identifying skills and evaluating career choices. It also includes profiles of scientists and engineers in various industry jobs.

Computer Jobs
This site provides job listings with a number of search options, including search by skill.

Engineer Jobs
Search for your next engineering job by discipline, city or state and find thousands of jobs in all 50 U.S. states and DC.

EnvironmentalCareer.com brings together leading environmental employers with the best candidates to work for a better environment.

Saving the planet one job at a time.

Fermi National Accelerator Lab
Fermilab works as the world’s leading particle physics lab because of people power—the people who work at Fermilab, the people who make it a community as well as a research institution. The laboratory requires a wide variety of occupations and disciplines to support its quest to learn the universe’s deepest secrets. Most notably engineers, IT professionals and technicians are in constant demand.

Latino Fellowship Program
This program is designed to increase the representation of public health professionals serving Latinos in the U.S. One to two fellowships are offered each year for students pursuing their Master’s of Public Health (MPH) through the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health.

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Los Alamos National Lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Its primary responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent.

Math Jobs
This site provides a listing of math jobs organized by country.

Mathematical Sciences Career Information
This Web site is dedicated to the non-academic employment process and includes profiles of mathematicians in industry and in government.

This site includes job search and posting services for employers and professionals in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and science.

National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health webpage provides information on grants, employment opportunities, and research.

National Science Foundation
This site provides national-level information, including links and resources to grants, sources for funding, professional projections and job listings.

Next Wave
This site is Science magazine’s online journal, including country-specific sites as well as various career-related listservs. The site contains sections on job searching, identifying alternative careers, postdoc and faculty concerns and graduate student topics.

Oak Ridge National Lab
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
This site is an online resource for organic chemists looking for a job or for companies or organizations that want to recruit organic chemists.

PhysJobs offers a list of links to various physics-related job sites on the Web.

PhysLink Job Board
This is a site posting jobs in physics and astronomy.

Sandia National Lab
Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, more than 300 million Americans depend on Sandia’s technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom.

Scientific Career Transitions
This organization provides career counseling for scientists and engineers for a fee.

Tomorrow’s Professor, Richard Reis, 1997, IEEE Press
This book offers information and advice for students in the sciences and engineering considering a job in any aspect of academia.


This site is an accounting and finance resource on the Web, including job search services and discussion boards.

Association of Corporate Council In-House Jobline
ACC In-House Jobline is the premier electronic employment resource for the in-house counsel community. Because Jobline is reserved exclusively for in-house attorney positions, employers and recruiters can reach a targeted audience and job seekers can confidently focus their search.

Association of Management Consulting Firms
Since 1929, the Association of Management Consulting Firms has fostered understanding of the profession’s scope and purposes; provided a forum for confronting common challenges; expanded the knowledge base of member firms and their clients and championed a Code of Professional Conduct.

Careers in Accounting
This site is designed to help you find a job in accounting and includes resources on fields like public accounting, tax, auditing and managerial accounting.

Financial Job Network
A wide range of companies use FJN both directly and through recruiters to list job opportunities and search resumes in areas such as outsourcing, computer software and hardware, manufacturing, management consulting, legal, finance, banking, health care, construction, oil and gas, automotive, food service, Wall Street, utilities, lodging and entertainment.

From Global Lit(erature) to Global Lit(igation)
This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education describes how one English PhD found employment outside of academia, as a law firm’s writing instructor.

Investment Banking Jobs
Investment Banking Jobs includes investment banking jobs from all over the U.S. Review salaries and post your resume.

Law Jobs
This site provides a job search for legal jobs in a number of categories, including academic, corporate and paralegal positions.

Legal Employment Search Site
This site provides a collection of links for law job and law school searches.

Why More PhDs Are Turning to Consulting
This is an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the movement of PhDs into consulting and providing some tips about preparing a CV for consulting positions.

Several management consulting firms hire PhDs. Most of the company Web sites offer tips about resumes, cover letters, skills they seek and sample case study interview questions. Depending on the organization, there may be a career track specifically for candidates with PhDs.


Association of Boarding Schools
Learn about academic programs, sports, arts, and activities at college-prep boarding schools throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Education Week
Education Week is a comprehensive news magazine concerning issues of education and pedagogy, including national and international approaches to topics such as technology, special education, and curriculum and learning.

Expeditionary Learning
Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound (ELS) is a national, nonprofit organization that provides an effective way for schools to educate children K-12. ELS conducts professional development for teachers and other school leaders, on-site at schools, and off-site, at residential institutes. These activities focus on improving student engagement, achievement and character.

GreatTeacher is a community organization and website portal dedicated to the sharing of resources and information about the field of education and teaching.

International Boys’ Schools Coalition
Founded in 1995, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition is a not-for-profit coalition of independent, parochial and public schools from around the world dedicated to the education and development of boys, the professional growth of those who work with them and the advocacy and advancement of institutions – primarily schools for boys – that serve them.

The International Educator
The International Educator is available both online and offline as a news source for those interesting in finding teaching jobs abroad.

K-12 Jobs
K-12 Jobs provides a search engine for teaching jobs and administrative school positions at public and private institutions.

National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) is a leading advocate for girls’ education. Believing that girls’ schools are the most powerful, transformative learning environments for girls, NCGS seeks to document the unique qualities that best define the girls’ school experience.

National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse
This site contains a collection of links useful for those interested in education, divided into topics such as certification, elementary education, ESL education and graduate degree programs.

Peterson’s Private Schools Channel
Search for the best private schools: boarding schools, junior boarding schools, military schools, day schools, special needs and therapeutic schools for you in detail by location and type, by keyword, by school name and in alphabetic order. Once you’ve found a set of private schools that interest you, you’ll have the opportunity to read more about them and contact the private schools directly for more information.

Teach for America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Graduate students can choose to go through recruiters such as Carney, Sandoe and Associates to apply for teaching and administration positions. Examples of school recruiting firms include:


American Society for Public Administration
Since 1939, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) have been the nation’s most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. They are advocates for greater effectiveness in government, agents of goodwill and professionalism, publishers of democratic journalism at its very best, purveyors of progressive theory and practice and providers of global citizenship. The ASPA believes that by embracing new ideas, addressing key public service issues and promoting change at both the local and international levels, they can enhance the quality of lives worldwide.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the nation’s premier public health agency, working to ensure healthy people in a healthy world.

Central Intelligence Agency
This is the official homepage of the CIA and includes a job search engine, news and information and an online library.

Congressional Budget Office
T he Congressional Budget Office’s mandate is to provide the Congress with objective, nonpartisan and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget as well as the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA’s Web site includes news and information from the agency as well as resources for careers with the agency.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Browse the sites of local FBI offices, news and information and the FBI employment page.

Federal Job Search
Federal Job Search has been helping job seekers find their ideal federal government job since 1999. During that time, over 4.5 million job seekers have created personal job search agents to notify them immediately when a position matches their search criteria.

Founded in 1997, govtjobs.com lists open positions at the state and local government levels. Today, govtjobs.com has one of the largest job boards focused exclusively on state and local government positions.

The National Academies
The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public.

National Institute of Health
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

National Political Index
The National Political Index is a Web site which provides an index of substantive political information for voters, political activists, political consultants, lobbyists, politicians, academicians and media editors with a wide range of products, information, services, simulations, games and polling in an interactive communications environment.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.” Check out their careers page for employment opportunities.

National Security Agency
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a two-year paid fellowship that attracts masters or doctoral-level students to careers in the federal service. Fellows are hired by agencies and given exposure to domestic and international issues in the following: Accounting/Finance/MBA, Health/Medical Science, Economics, Information Technology, Human Resources, Public Policy, Engineering, Public Administration, Statistics, International Affairs, Environmental Sciences, Law.

USA Jobs
USA Jobs is the official site of the United States federal government, offering information on the application process, resources for government job seekers, and a job search service.

U.S. Census Bureau
Click on the Jobs@Census link to explore employment opportunities with the Census Bureau.

U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

U.S. Department of the Interior
The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to Indian Tribes and our commitments to island communities.

U.S. Department of State
C lick on the Careers tab on the U.S. Department of State’s homepage to find opportunities as a foreign service officer, civil service officer, foreign service specialist, attorney or other position.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to enable the nation to safely use radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while ensuring that people and the environment are protected.


Comptroller of Public Accounts
The Comptroller is the chief steward of the state’s finances. This site includes job opportunities in the Comptroller’s office.

Texas Attorney General
The Attorney General’s Office employs over 4,000 people in a variety of professional, administrative and technical positions. Select the employment tab to access listings.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the environmental agency for the state, with approximately 2,900 employees. Select the employment link on their homepage to search job openings.

Texas Department of State Health Services
Visit their homepage to search jobs by location, position, agency and category.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
The HHSC oversees the operations of the health and human services system. This page allows you to search for jobs in the Commission, which employs 9,300 people.


American Association of Museums
The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents over 30,000 members in 197 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Association of Science-Technology Centers
The Association of Science-Technology Centers is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences.

Association Trends
Association Trends is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers for the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropyis the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the a news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. This site also includes a job search for jobs in the nonprofit sector.

Community Career Center
The Community Career Center is an online gathering place where not-for-profit employers and management personnel can meet one another. By posting a job opportunity or candidate credentials with CCC, you can link with thousands of Internet users who may bring new opportunity to your organization or to your career.

The Council on Foundations
The mission of the Council on Foundations is to provide the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

Cultural Connections
Cultural Connections is a consortium of educators, designers, evaluators and consultants representing museums and other cultural institutions in Northern California, who meet regularly in order to exchange ideas and common concerns, share resources and inspire creativity and action in the museum field. Its purpose is to provide avenues for communication and collaboration among those concerned with education and interpretation in museums.

ExecSearches.com is a job board for recruiting fundraising, mid-level and executive professionals in the non-profit, education, healthcare and government sectors.

Global Museum
This site is an online magazine for the museum industry, including news and information as well as information about job openings.

The Museum Employment Resource Center
The Museum Employment Resource Center lists jobs and other information related to the museum, heritage management and cultural resource communities.

Nonprofit Career Network
Nonprofit Career Network was created to fill the needs of the nonprofit sector. Whether you are a job seeker looking for employment opportunities within a nonprofit organization, or you are a nonprofit organization seeking qualified candidates to fill job openings, their complete one-stop resource center will assist you.

The Non Profit Times
The Non Profit Times is a business publication for nonprofit management.

Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is the national online resource and job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

The Peace Corps
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Philanthropy News Network
PNNOnline delivers news, information and resources to all segments of the nonprofit world in order to help them better achieve their goals.

Professionals for Nonprofits
Professionals for Nonprofits (PNP), with offices in New York City, Newark and Washington, DC, provides exceptional temporary, direct hire and consulting staff exclusively to the nonprofit sector.

Relief Web
Relief Web is the world’s leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. An independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance, it provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of “forgotten emergencies” at the same time.

Social Work Service.com
This site provides listings for social service jobs, social work jobs, counseling jobs, mental health jobs, psychology jobs, human service jobs, case management jobs and much more.


Ad Week
Edited for ad agency executives, Ad Week has the inside stories on creativity, client/agency relationships and successful global advertising strategies, plus news of accounts in review, the best creative work and new campaigns. The site also includes a job search.

American Association of Advertising Agencies
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.

American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. It is also the source that marketers turn to every day for information/resources, education/training and professional networking. Click on the “Career Management” tab to access a job board, salary survey and career expert advice.

Communicators & Marketers Job Line
Since 1980, the Communicators & Marketers Job Line has successfully linked employers and industry professionals in the fields of public relations, communications and marketing throughout Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world.

Marketing Jobs
This site provides job listings for sales and marketing jobs nationwide.

Marketing Research Association
The Marketing Research Association is a self-managed, not-for-profit organization providing programs and services for members to enhance their professional development, stay connected with the marketing research community, gain insight into information about trends occurring in the industry and network with fellow researchers.

Public Relations Society of America
Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA is a community of more than 22,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States, from recent college graduates to the leaders of the world’s largest multinational firms.

Sales Jobs
Sales Jobs’ mission is to take the highly specialized and notoriously difficult world of sales recruiting and make it accessible and painless not only for professional recruiters but also for HR Managers at any level, from Fortune 500 companies to “Mom & Pops” businesses.


American Medical Writers Association
The American Medical Writers Association, founded in 1940, is the leading professional organization for medical communicators.

Editor & Publisher
Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.

HTML Writers Guild
The HWG was founded in 1994 as the World Wide Web’s leading training organization for the Web design community. In 2001, the Guild joined with the International Webmaster’s Association to form IWA-HWG, the professional association for the growth of the professional Web design company and individual.

IEEE Professional Communications Society
The IEEE Professional Communications Society seeks to foster a community dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific and other technical environments.

International Association of Business Communicators
Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,000 business communication professionals in over 70 countries. Members hold positions in a variety of fields and industries, from public relations to advertising to human resources.

This site, conducted by the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, lists internship and job opportunities in journalism.

JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs and receives between 2.5 to 3 million page views a month.

McMurray Copyediting
McMurray is a company offering copyediting as one of its services. It has offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Saratoga, New York.

Mediabistro is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR and design. Their mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills and showcase your work.

National Association of Science Writers
The National Association of Science Writers seeks to “foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public.” Above all, NASW fights for the free flow of science news.

Publisher’s Weekly Job Zone
This site provides listings for jobs across the country in publishing and related subfields, such as children’s publishing, marketing and publicity, sales and design.

Society for Technical Communications
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world.

Webmonkey is an online resource for Web developers. Here, you’ll find tutorials, tips and advice for designing and building Web sites and programming Web applications. The site includes articles for beginners, professionals, students, grandparents, bloggers and programmers of all skill levels. The entire site is a wiki, so all articles posted are written and edited by the people who understand these topics the best: Web developers like you.

The Write Job
The Write Job is a specialty job board and career resource for journalism, media, publishing and writing professionals. It is part of Writers Write, Inc.’s network of resources for creative professionals, which includes Writenews.com and Writerswrite.com.