Professional Associations & Organizations by Industry

Professional Associations & Organizations by Industry

List of Professional Associations & Organizations by Industry/Occupation

Professional Associations & Organizations are typically not-for-profit with the mission of furthering the advancement of a particular profession and the interests of the people in that profession.

I recommend joining one or more Professional Associations & Organizations. Becoming a member is usually straight-forward. Most associations require an application and annual membership dues. You also may need to undergo specialized training and re-certification to stay active.

Read: How to Build Your Network Using Professional Associations

Make sure to conduct your due diligence and find associations that are a match based on your industry specialization, experience level, and geographic location. After you become a member, remember to include this information on your Resume and LinkedIn profile for all to know!

Here’s the list of Professional Associations & Organizations:

Accounting

Administrative

Aerospace

Animal Care / Veterinary

Anthropology

Appraisal

Architecture

Associations & Clubs

Astronomy

Aviation

Botany

Broadcasting

Career Services

Child Care

Communications

Construction

Counseling

Criminal Justice

Culinary

Dental

Design

Disability

Diversity

Economics

Education

Emergency Management

Engineering

Environment

Events

Facilities

Fashion

Finance

Fitness

Floral

Food Service

Foreign Policy

Fundraising

Funeral

Genealogy

Government

Healthcare

Horticulture

Human Resources

Insurance

Information Technology

Interior Design

Jewelry

  • Jewelers of America (JA) was founded by jewelers for jewelers, with a desire to advance the professionalism and ethics of the jewelry industry.

Journalism & Photography

Landscaping

Legal

Library

Logistics

Marketing

Management

Manufacturing

Occupational Safety & Health

Oil & Energy

Optometry

  • American Optometric Association (AOA) represents the profession of optometry (America’s family eye doctors) who take a leading role in an individual’s overall eye and vision care.

Performing Arts

Pharmaceutical

Physical Fitness

Plumbing

Politics

Postal

Productivity

Psychology

Real Estate

Recruiting

Religious

Retirement Planning

Sales

Science

Security

Sociology / Social Work

Sports

Staffing

Statistics

  • American Statistical Association (ASA) has a proud tradition of service to statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across a wealth of academic areas and applications.

Tax

Telecommunications

Textiles

Training & Development

Turnaround Management

Urban Planning

Volunteer

Waste Management

Weddings / Marriage Services

Writing

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By |2018-09-05T12:29:31+00:00June 30th, 2016|Featured Articles, Job Seekers Blog, Tools & Resources|

About the Author:

Doug Levin
Doug Levin is the Owner of JobStars LLC. Based in Chicago, IL, he leads day-to-day business operations and is committed to delivering top-notch career services to each valued JobStars client. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Professional Career Coach with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing.
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