organizations and associations provide a wide range of resources for
planning and navigating a career in Chemistry. 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
the field of chemistry. A broader list of professional associations is also available by
American Chemical Society
Chemical Society is an organization
that provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and
career development, regardless of professional or scientific
interests. The programs and activities conducted by ACS today
are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member
needs that dates from the Society's founding in 1876.
Represents the American chemical industry. Information about the
Responsible Care initiative, news articles, press releases,
research and testing, and public health.
International Council of
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the
world-wide voice of the chemical industry, representing chemical
manufacturers and producers all over the world. It accounts for
more than 75 per cent of chemical manufacturing operations with
a production exceeding USD 1,6 trillion annually.
National Science Teachers
Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest
organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and
innovation in science teaching and learning for all.