organizations and associations provide a wide range of resources for
planning and navigating a career in Biology. These groups can play a key
role in your development and keep you abreast of what is happening in
your area of specialization. Most maintain a website and many of the
associations have special pages for high school and/or college students
with questions about careers in the field.
Associations promote the
interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can
help you find jobs and move your career forward.
They can offer a
variety of services including job referral services, continuing
education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting
and conference opportunities. Some of these organizations have special
interest in issues related to women or underrepresented minority groups.
The following is a partial list of professional associations serving
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
JGPerpich, LLC and the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.