AOMA offers career services including support for job searching and alumni mentors. Each month, AOMA’s career services staff posts 20 – 30 jobs for acupuncturists to our career opportunities page for alumni.
- Job Opportunities
AOMA supports alumni in their post-graduate endeavors. One way we do this is by maintaining a list of acupuncture and Oriental medicine job listings. Additionally, we strive to provide pre-professional development opportunities for current students. To that end, we also list herein local opportunities. Though most are volunteer positions, some are paid and all give students an excellent chance to gain valuable professional experience.
- Alumni Mentoring
Research indicates mentorship program participants enjoy greater career success, a stronger professional identity, and an improved sense of camaraderie. Working alongside the AOMA Alumni Association, AOMA Career Services connects interested senior students and new graduates with seasoned, successful alumni practitioners. The mentor relationship allows new professionals to gain invaluable and personalized advice on all the ins and outs of designing a business and career that best suits the individual.
If you are a seasoned practitioner willing to have AOMA contact you about new graduates wishing to learn more from your experience, please email Director of Career Services. with your contact information, as well as your city/state and any specialty areas of practice. We will keep your information on file to connect with interested mentees. If you are a new graduate or senior student wishing for more guidance, let us know, and we will find a suitable mentor! Contact the Director of Career Services.
- Career Counseling
AOMA offers students and alumni individual assistance with resume creation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and networking support. But we also go beyond the average university career services assistance—we are here to help you create a vision of the life and work you desire. In-person or on the phone/email, you can meet with our Director of Career Services to clarify your work intentions and start taking steps towards the work you really want to do. Whether you are a recent graduate, a long-time alumnus, or a new student, you are invited to take advantage of this free opportunity for guidance and support. Contact the Director of Career Services to schedule an appointment!
- Resume Support
AOMA has partnered with Resumes for America to bring you a free resume tool. Resume Builder assists you to create an effective and professional resume by providing expert tips, writing examples, and helpful suggestions. The software also comes with a cover letter builder, thank you letter builder, and more. For all students registering for the first time or returning students logging in, visit the free resume builder now and sign in with your university issued email address.
- Practice Support
Our Student and Career Services Director, Julia Aziz, is available to help you.
One of the best things you can do to drive traffic to your website is to get other websites to link to you - this is SEO 101. With AOMA's alumni directory you can link back to your website. Update your profile in the alumni directory or to register email Alumni Services.
- Brown Bags
AOMA offers regular brown bag presentations including distinguished professionals in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, alumni who return to share their experiences in the profession, and business leaders who offer practice management tips. All brown bag talks are FREE to the public. Bring your lunch and bring your questions; leave with knowledge and an increased sense of engagement with the AOMA community.
- Part-time Work Guide for Students
Are you looking for a part-time job? Many students maintain part-time positions throughout their time at AOMA and beyond. If you're looking for work in Austin, use our Part-time Work Guide. You can download the guide here.
- Practice Management Field Work Program
Bridging the Gap Between School and Career
The Practice Management Field Work program is a voluntary enrichment opportunity, where students can assist local, successful acupuncture practices with their day-to-day operations, and thereby learn the business side of working in the health care field. AOMA maintains an updated list of Austin-based acupuncture clinics that offer paid and unpaid opportunities to work in their offices, doing various kinds of administrative work. As a student, you can use these opportunities to learn more about how an acupuncture clinic is set up and maintained. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as a student, to enrich your own education in practice management. This networking opportunity to work alongside successful practitioners can help bridge the gap between being a student and working in the real world.
The Student and Career Services Director, Julia Aziz, is available for career counseling and other sources of support.