National Resources for Health Career Education

  • American Medical Association includes a section on education that offers information on becoming a physician, graduate medical education and career planning resources.
  • Aspiring Docs offers information and tools for those thinking about a career as a doctor.
  • CafeCollege.org is aimed at San Antonio, Texas, residents but anyone who wants more information on college will find useful information on the site.
  • Career Exploration Tools, a U.S. Department of Labor site, offers a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools for planning career options, preparation and transitions more effectively.
  • CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It offers a number of resources on its site for job seekers already in the labor force and for students.
  • Career InfoNet has a number of tools and information for students, job seekers and workforce professionals.
  • Explore Careers offers a number of tools for those considering a career or career change.
  • Health Career Guide lists links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.
  • Health Occupations, on the Medline Plus website, offers comprehensive information about health care careers.
  • Khan Academy provides free online education for anyone, anywhere. The site features thousands of videos and exercises on a range of math and science topics, among others, and also includes content for students preparing for the MCAT. Educators can find a wealth of resources on the site as well.
  • My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information and more for over 900 different careers, including health and counseling. It was developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.
  • MyCollegeOptions is a college planning service, offering assistance to students, parents, high schools, counselors and teachers.
  • Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
  • O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data. It was developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor, features profiles that cover hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay and more.
  • Public Health Works! raises awareness of the essential services that public health workers and the public health system provide to the residents of New York State and includes a section on careers in public health. While based in and focused on New York, the information will be useful to anyone considering a public health career.
  • Training Health Professions Students is a section of the Area Health Education Centers’ (AHEC) website that describes AHEC’s clinical placements in underserved areas for students training for a health profession.