Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

Career Center

Student Resources

Students can take advantage of a full MLA membership for the reduced rate of $50 per year! Get started today by joining or following the links below to learn about the profession, MLA, scholarships, and more. 

Get information on the health information profession

Explore a career in health sciences information

In MLA's Career Center, you can find out more about the role of health sciences or medical librarians:

  • What is a health sciences or medical librarian? What do they do?
  • How much to health sciences librarians earn?
  • What education do I need to become a health sciences librarian?
  • Where do health sciences librarians work?
  • Job listings
  • Hire Me! Finding an Academic Library Job edited by Dean Hendrix, Liz Stellrecht, and Michelle L. Zafron (2016 edition).

The Career Preparation Tips pages provide valuable information for high school students, college students, and library school students

Connect with other Students, Future Colleagues, and Mentors

  • Connect with a medical librarian eager to speak with students about their jobs and the profession 
  • MLA Student Community (coming soon!): Connect with other students and future colleagues

Grants and Scholarships for Students


Discover MLA's professional development programs:

  • Competencies for professional success
  • eLearning opportunities
  • Discussion group program
  • Independent reading program
  • AHIP credential: The Academy of Health Information Professionals
  • Specializations in Consumer Health Information and Disaster Information
  • Mentoring
  • Grants, scholarships and fellowships

Become an MLA Member

Connect, learn, and lead! Join MLA today! Student membership rates are $61/year for eligible individuals.