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

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

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

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