Career Center

Many considerations are involved in selecting a career, applying for jobs and advocating for workplace accommodations. And, people you meet through MDA activities can be a great source for tips and referrals during this process.

The resources below have been shared by members of our community and are a good starting point as you navigate various employment options. Please remember that connecting with people on MDA’s National Facebook page is a great way to network with professionals who also have neuromuscular diseases and are leaders in their respective fields.

Career Resources (not specific to physical ability)

Occupational Outlook Handbook

http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, this handbook (2010-2011 edition) contains information on hundreds of different jobs, including: training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions. Also includes job search tips, links to state-specific job market information and more.

America's Service Locator

http://www.servicelocator.org/

The tool connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development and educational opportunities.

America's Career InfoNet

http://www.careerinfonet.org/

The site helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The website features user friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.

Disability-Specific Career Resources