The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) represents more than 75,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The “Veterinary Career Center” on its website includes such topics as “The Road to Becoming A Veterinarian” and “Is Veterinary Medicine Right for You?”
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) represents all veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine, two animal medical centers, and four international colleges of veterinary medicine in its collective dealings with governmental bodies, veterinary medical organizations, the animal and human health industry, educational and scientific organizations and the public.
The website includes information about schools and colleges, applying to veterinary school, scholarships and awards, externships and more.
ExploreHEALTHCareers.org is a multi-disciplinary website that provides career information on a broad array of health professions. The website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions and college students. The website addresses the under-representation of minorities in the workforce and the lack of health professionals in medically underserved communities.
Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, includes descriptions of over 100 careers. For both clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists there is information about educational needs, income, job outlook and needed skills and abilities.
The website of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is good source of information for students interested in careers in the biomedical and other sciences. SACNAS’ mission is to encourage Native American and Chicano/Latino students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for careers in scientific research and teaching. For more than 30 years SACNAS has taken a leadership role in expanding and enhancing opportunities for minorities in academia and the scientific workforce.
The “Veterinarians” section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website includes the nature of the work, needed training, employment, job outlook, projects, earnings, and wages.
Winds of Change is an American Indian-published magazine focusing on careers and educational advancement for Native people. The magazine is published quarterly by AISES Publishing Inc. In addition, the Annual College Guide for American Indians & Native Alaskans/Hawaiians is published yearly.