By Industry & Profession

The sites listed below offer a range of career opportunities and information, plus perspectives of people with advanced degrees who either have or are in the process of making a transition to work outside of academia. 

The Versatile PhD is a resource that is applicable to all industries offering information, rescources and support for engaging in an exploratory job search. 

General is a search engine allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards in the U.S. and abroad

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. View anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. view their comprehensive job directory career resources for scientists by field, sector and job

Discipline to Careers explore common careers in industry linked by major and discipline

BioTech & Pharma

BIOCOM provides biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, along with hospitals, health care and service companies to the industry the opportunity to post scientific and non-scientific employment opportunities.  Also provides comprehensive career development information and advice 

BIOCOM Workforce a valuable resource allowing students to search the most thorough database of Life Science occupations available on the web by title, degree, experience, department and/or keywords. A great resource if you are wondering what type of jobs you qualify for within industry the Journal Science sites include the world's best destination for information on science jobs, funding, credentialing, networking, and overall career-building in but most importantly beyond academia

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world Naturejobs is the worldwide career resource for scientists, providing a wide range of career opportunities, advice and information

The Careers provides job postings, articles, industry and career development information

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View a listing of 400+ San Diego Biotech companies

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Management Consulted a leading resource on all things consulting, with a focus on recruiting, networking, and launching a successful consulting career

Consulting Case 101 search for many of San Diego's top consulting firms

Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) an international database of management consulting firms

Learn more and join UCSD's APD Consulting club

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E-finance Careers search job listings and read industry news in accounting, banking, and finance.  Includes a valuable "A Day In The Life" which profiles professional in investment management and banking

Financial Job Network for those looking for international jobs in business and finance site.  Includes a resume bank lists job openings worldwide in quantitative finance, financial engineering, and risk management

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

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USAJobs portal for federal job openings in the US government

The Washington DC job source opportunities and resources by agency

Federal Job Search federal job openings by state, city, and occupation

Jobs at State and Local Government Agencies in California

Congressional Quarterly's Hill Jobs CQ keeps you posted with up-to-the-minute job listings and information on who's coming, who's going, and who's getting ahead

Select internships, fellowships and service programs

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Higher Education

American Educational Research Association lists openings in education research, administration, and practice

Chronicle of Higher Education comprehensive information about administrative jobs in academia

Education Week Especially useful to administrators, curriculum designers, and consultants in education and not-for-profit organizations has one of the largest job databases focused exclusively on college and university positions

Non-Academic Careers for Scientists at Universities search jobs from the Journal Science

Visit the Academic Job Search section of this website for additional opportunities and resources for careers in academia


Going Global, is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Access through your UC San Diego Port Triton account features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers! search jobs for PhDs in the U.K. and surrounding areas view companies and agencies currently hiring in China

Overseas positions are competitive and often require several years of work in the firm's US location before being sent abroad. Visit the US Chamber of Commerce to search for American chambers abroad


American Association of Museums  view every type of museum is represented including art, history, science, military and maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers

Museum Employment Resources Online search job postings from the American Association of Museums.

Global Museum view and apply for museum career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

The Museum Employment Resource Center lists jobs and other information related to the museum, heritage management, and cultural resource communities.

The MUSEUM-L e-mail list  provides an E-list with thousands of museum professional subscribers; includes job announcements and advice for graduate students

Emerging Museum Professionals allows for effective communication, collaboration, and networking among museum professionals

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Patent Law

American Intellectual Property Law Association What is IP Law? Plus much more...The AIPLA is global leader in intellectual property through a commitment to education, outreach, member service, and advocacy

United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.  View career information and jobs as a patent agent, examiner, or corporate positions in intellectual property (IP) search engine for lawyers and law firms

Jobs Law 360 search intellectual property (IP) and patent jobs

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Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) a global firm with over 1000 lawyers in key technology and financial centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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Publishing & Media

Book Jobs  aids in publishing industry recruiting of the best and the brightest college graduates around the country-graduates from all ethnic and social backgrounds and all areas of study

Communication Arts Network is the leading trade journal for visual communications, and provides job posting, company and information by industry

Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates

Investigative Reporters & Editors Job Center  provides job opportunities for journalists

J-Jobs is an UC Berkeley site that lists job openings across the US in journalism, media, and broadcasting and includes links to other career-related information  provides job listings, a resume bank, and resources on writing careers

Magazine Publishers of America provides Job and internship opportunities in magazine publishing.  Includes a resume bank and info on publishing careers

Research Institutes

Regional Educational Laboratories Network this network is comprised of 10 laboratories providing access to research and best practices at the state, local and regional level. The laboratories conduct applied research and deliver training and technical assistance to schools, communities and states

WestEd is a regional laboratory, based in San Francisco, features positions in educational evaluation, administration, research and technical assistance

National Laboratories & Technology Centers The US Department of Energy's laboratories and technology centers house world-class facilities where more than 30,000 scientists and engineers perform cutting-edge research. Visit the laboratory website to search for full time positions and postdoctoral fellowships


Think Tanks & Non-Government Agencies (NGOs)

Centers for Research & Policy Development a comprehensive list of "think tanks" and non-government organizations provided by Harvard's Kennedy School of Gov't

Global Think Tank Watch (GTT Watch) is a database and gateway to the world of policy research and analysis disseminated by selected think tanks worldwide

National Institute for Research Advancement World Directory of Think Tanks The National Institute for Research Advancement's database of public policy institutes around the world

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellowships This database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields

Policy Experts (Heritage Foundation) an inside guide to public policy experts and organizations

Rand Corporation a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis

State PIRGs provides job and internship listings in state public interest research groups

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Careers in Science Policy from the journal Science

Writing & Editing

American Medical Writers Association  members have the option of listing themselves in the Association's directory of freelance writers

Editor & Publisher Classified Ads includes job listings in the newspaper, media, and publishing industries

National Association of Science Writers provides advice on pursuing a career as a science writer

Council of Science Editors contains job listings and career information

Society for Technical Communication this site includes job postings, society info, and an annual salary survey

Society of Environmental Journalist (SEJ) association of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. Contains links to Internet sites listing job openings in journalism 

The Write Jobs search job listings for journalists, freelance writers, and technical writers

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Networking with individuals close to the industry or job of interest is the most effective way to find a fulfilling job/career beyond academia. Responding to job postings online and in print is the easiest (and hence most popular) job search method.  It is the least efficient approach, however, especially for advanced positions.  Reading job postings can help you gain fluency in the lingo of your field of interest.  Be sure to use that lingo in your resume and cover letter.