Career Change Resources


(search on "career change" physician)

  • Do You Feel Like You Wasted All That Training? Questions from Doctors Considering a Career Change by Michael J. McLaughlin, MD
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 by US Department of Labor. It is revised every two years.
  • What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-Changers (Ten Speed Press) by Richard Nelson Bolles, 2011
  • What Color is Your Parachute Workbook: How to Create a Picture of Your Ideal Job or Next Career (Paperback) (Ten Speed Press) by Richard Nelson Bolles, 2010
  • Non Clinical Careers For Physicians by Esq Steve Babitsky (Author), Jr. and Esq James J. Mangraviti, Kindle Edition, 2009
  • Physicians in Transition: 25 doctors who successfully reinvented themselves by Richard Fernandez and Michelle Mudge-Riley, Kindle Edition, 2010
  • Don't Retire. Rewire! (2nd edition) by Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners, 2007
  • A Career Guide for Physician Executives (Paperback), (American College of Physician Executives) by Barbara J. Linney, 2006
  • The Successful Physician: A Productivity Handbook for Practitioners by Marshall O. Zaslove, 2003
  • Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra, 2004
  • I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work by Julie Jansen, 2003

Web Sites

  • Physician Renaissance Network is a comprehensive resource created for doctors with non-clinical careers and interests. PRN focuses on education, career evolution, and networking opportunities.
  • AARP provides work information, especially for those 50 and over. They provide links to assessments and employers, some of which are in health care, that commit to hiring older workers.
  • O*NET Online: "Making occupational information interactive and accessible for all . . ."
  • US Department of Labor (DOL): This government site has many useful links, including the Occupational Outlook Quarterly.
  • The DOL also sponsors CareerOneStop, which provides national, state, and local career information and labor market data. One of their products is America's Career Infonet.

Career Counselors

Career Counselors, and their required training and credentials, are available at:


These resources have not been investigated by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP takes no responsibility for these resources.

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