Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech

Students preparing for health profession careers are welcomed and strongly encouraged to use Health Professions Advising [HPA] at Virginia Tech, housed within Career and Professional Development. HPA serves STUDENTS IN ALL MAJORS. 

HPA recommends these resources for health careers and professions exploration:

Federal and state government

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Federal Occupational Health
Has occupational health centers and wellness/fitness centers located throughout the country and a large network of medical professionals, environmental specialists, and counselors.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration
See job opportunities.

U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corp
Uniformed service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; career opportunities and paid student externships.

Virginia Department of Health

Health care professions career info and job search websites

HPA=Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech
HPA recommends these resources for health careers and professions exploration:

Explore Health
Info on a very wide variety of health careers. Search for careers and for schools to prep you for careers. Professional profiles and student profiles.

National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education > Life Works: explore health & medical science careers
Descriptions of health careers, educational preparation, career interviews.

American Medical Association (AMA) > Education & Careers
> Careers in Health Care
Professions include administration, allied health, dental, nursing, pharmacy (incl. sales), and physician jobs; with specialties within each profession.

Blue Ridge Behavioral
40 programs, 400 employees; serves cities of Roanoke and Salem, and counties of Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke. Employment opps on org web site.

Emeritus Senior > healthcare, nursing, hospitality, and administrative jobs
Search jobs by type, location.

Healthcare Industry
Medical career information website.

Health Care Job
Wide variety of health care jobs.

Health Care
Information on many careers in healthcare. Over 90 specific occupations detailed within broad categories of direct patient care, health care facility support, imaging and diagnostics, health informatics / business.

Jobs in nursing, travel healthcare, radiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, rehab, and labs.
Job listings.
Medical and allied health jobs and career resources.

Job listings.

Medical Career Requirements and aspects of various medical careers (not a job listing web site).

Medical & Health Care Jobs

Jobs, volunteer positions, internships
Search over 60 disciplines from agriculture to zoology, including health-related . Includes faculty and postdoctoral jobs.
Medical jobs, including travel medical jobs and school-based medical jobs.

Take Care
Take Care Health Systems, part of Walgreen's Health and Wellness Division.
Jobs include: Administrative, Clerical, Clinical Support, Collaborative Physician, Dental\Hygienists, Director of Site Operations, Family Nurse Practitioner, Fitness, Health Center Management, Human Resources, Integrated Care\Wellness, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Operations, Physical Therapy, Physician, Physician Assistant, Project Management, Registered Nurse, Temporary Nurse
Requested posting for VT students.

Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority
Learn about over 70 healthcare careers.
Jobs and career information for biotechnology and healthcare IT.
Biotechnology jobs, including bioinformatics, research, etc, and career resources.

Health Management 
About the variety of job functions and work settings, including first jobs, in health care management.

Gerontology career opportunities
Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology

Gerontology: Careers in Aging
VCU Department of Gerontology assembled these resources.

Mental Help Net
See "jobs" for mental health jobs.

Virginia Tech does not have a nursing school.
However, some Virginia Tech graduates pursue nursing education.
This is NOT a list of all nursing career resources, and is not intended to be.
This is a sampling only.
Students interested in seeking nursing jobs should also use resources provided by the institution at which they pursue the nursing degree.

Healthcare Occupations in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Publication of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
> Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
> Registered Nurses

Travel, per diem and permanent nursing jobs

Best Nursing > nursing career paths
Info and advice about over 25 nursing specialties.
Nursing jobs and career resources.

NovaPro travel nurse
Nursing and related health professions staffing
Nursing jobs by specialty (with number of jobs available for each specialty)

Nursing Career Center on
Descriptions of over 100 nursing career specialties.

Pharmacists in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Publication of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
> Pharmacoepidemiologist in Epidemiologists
> Pharmacologists in Medical Scientists
> More pharmacy related professions in alpha index P
Pharmaceutical jobs, including sales, research, drug development, and career resources.

Eli > Careers
See student opportunities for internships, MBA opps, post-doc fellowships, PharmDs, etc.

American Physical Therapy
See careers and education.

Physical Therapy career information in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Publication of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career resources for students recommended by the Psychology Department at Virginia Tech:

American Psychological
See "Education" and "Careers"

Association for Psychological

Other psychology resources:

Psychology Career Center | All Psychology
Explore careers: psychologists, counselors, social work fields, therapists.
Licensure information re psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists.
Salary data.
Hot psychology topics and information about many psychology fields.
Research schools and programs for advanced degrees; caveat: students researching graduate programs should contact your faculty for advice. Note whether a website is providing a comprehensive list of schools/programs or is promoting schools/programs as paid advertisers.

Psychology Career > Psychologist and Psychology Careers
Career specializations detailed.
Includes psychology job search resources and salary info.
Lists accredited schools and colleges.

Career Paths w/master's degree in psychology on Master of
Career and Professional Development does NOT endorse any online degree programs.
This link is provided for the CAREER INFORMATION on this site.

Psychology Specialties and Expert Interviews on
Career and Professional Development does NOT endorse any online degree programs.
This link is provided for the CAREER INFORMATION on this site.

Jobs in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, mentoring, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services.

Social work careers on sociology degree
Career information and outlook on social work careers, including: Case Manager, Child Protective Services, Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Worker, Family Therapist, Hospice Worker, Medical Social Worker, Nursing Home Director, Play Therapist, Recreation Specialist, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Victim Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator.

Also see career category: nonprofit, social & human service... for more resources.