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Why Should I Join a Professional Association?

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Question: Why Should I Join a Professional Association?
Are professional associations worth the cost of membership? This FAQ explores the many benefits offered by healthcare professional associations.
Answer: A Professional association is an organization formed to unite and inform people who work in the same occupation. There are many advantages to joining associations. They typically offer many networking opportunities such as conferences, and forums.

Continuing education is a key factor in any health career, and most associations will offer courses, or keep you informed of applicable courses in your area. Nearly all professional associations offer newsletters which will keep you up to date on current events affecting your profession, and some associations offer certifications that are required or recommended for your job.

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