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Learn more about careers in holistic and integrative health care, nursing, and the allied health professions. General job search and career resource sites are also provided.

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) — Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. Information on research training and career development opportunities are available.
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) — Free, impartial wellness resource for individuals investigating a career in healthcare. Provides guidelines for your career research, as well as sources of training information. Includes a database of healthcare professional associations, searchable by specific modalities.
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) — The Academy unites the many voices in integrative health — to build bridges between professions and offer credible educational and certification programs for licensed healthcare providers.
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) — Association dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in complementary, alternative and integrative (CAIM) medicine.
The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) — Membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals. Provides holistic nursing education resources.
Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health — ACIH is a consortium of licensed integrative health and medicine, academic, and educational organizations that promotes collaborative, team-based care and focuses on the whole person, health and well-being.
The Bravewell Collaborative organizes and sustains a community of philanthropists dedicated to advancing integrative medicine. Excellent resource for digging deeper into integrative medicine.
Institute of Holistic Health Careers — IHHC trains and educates students in a broad spectrum of holistic health, wellness, preventive healthcare, and energetic based therapies.
American College of Healthcare Sciences — Accredited completely online college offering holistic health education, with certificate, diploma, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Natural Healers — Education resource for people pursuing careers in the natural healing arts. Includes an alternative medicine and holistic health school directory, as well as information on holistic health careers.
Maryland University of Integrative Health — MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates in a wide range of wellness fields, as well as programs for professional and personal development. Online and hybrid programs and courses are available.
Integrative Practitioner — Resource for integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals. Provides up-to-date information in integrative health news, events, interviews, and topics such as Environmental Health, Brain Health, Mind-Body Medicine, Digestive Health, The Microbiome, and Integrative Nursing.
Pathways Magazine — Mind • Body • Spirit and environmental resources in the Washington, DC metro area.

MODALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES Resources by Holistic Modality
Holistic Health Resources by Modality — Includes Job Listing links when available.

NURSING CAREER RESOURCES Nursing Career Resources — Site provides nursing career and licensure information, expert interviews, volunteer opportunities, and a scholarship database.
Travel Nursing Jobs — Travel Nursing Jobs, Nursing Positions and Hospital Recruiters -
LPN to RN Schools — Provides information for LVN's and LPN's who are interested in LVN or LPN to RN / BSN bridge programs, as well as the registered nurse career.
Guide to BSN Degree Programs — Search 95+ online BSN degrees & online RN to BSN degrees.
CNA Classes — Resource for obtaining a CNA Certification and exploring entry-level medical careers.
Nursing Infographics — an engaging and visual way to explore nursing careers!

ALLIED HEALTH CAREER RESOURCES Allied Health Career Resources — Massage Therapy certification and licensure information by state for students, career changers and recent graduates.
How To Become A Physical Therapist — Comprehensive list of schools that offer Physical Therapist Degrees in the US.
Social Work Guide — Resource for individuals interested in beginning or advancing careers in social work or counseling. Site features information on social work degrees and schools, state-by-state career and social work licensing guides, interviews/advice, salary information, and job opportunities.

Medical Sales Jobs — Global Edge Recruiting is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of medical and pharmaceutical sales, marketing and management professionals. — Award-winning employment portal with expert articles and tips about the job search process, plus links to numerous employers and job search resources, organized by location and category.
ExploreHealthCareers — Offers FREE information on health careers, enrichment programs and educational funding for minority and low income students who are interested in careers in health care.
Diversity Job Search EngineDiversity Job Search Engine — Job search engine for positions with diversity friendly companies.
Job Search EnginesJob Search Engines —’s job search engines find all USA jobs with one search.
Resume Examples — Resume and cover letter examples to download, writing tips and interview question tips.
Resume Template — Offers resume and cover letter templates and examples to download, writing tips and an interview guide.
Cover Letters — Thousands of cover letters for free.

PubMed — Powerful search engine providing free access to millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM). PubMed Icon

Explore our video galleries - delve deeper into a topic area of interest, in the alternative, integrative, and allied health fields.

Follow the latest research on your holistic modality of interest. Read journal abstracts (and full-text as available) from the National Library of Medicine's biomedical literature databases.

ARTICLES Career and Alternative Health Articles
Career and Alternative Health Articles — Career strategies, tips & salary data from PayScale, Inc, plus alternative health and medicine articles from across the web.

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