Careers in Diabetes
Living with diabetes equips you with many life skills that are also useful in the workplace. The day-to-day management of our diagnosis instills us with sharp decision-making skills, resilience, and endurance.
These also happen to be the qualities many employers are looking for.
We encourage you to think creatively about job opportunities when you’re considering your career in the diabete community. It isn’t only research, technology, and endocrinology. Just like any other field, diabetes needs people to fill roles in marketing, graphic design, sales, education, project management, and more!
Career Opportunities with the Link
Part time - Discord Captains
We do not have any Discord Captain positions available at this time.
Part time - Social Media Content Creator
Craft compelling content that educates, entertains, and inspires our audience.
We do not have any social media content creator positions available at this time
Meet mentors, attend industry events, and kickstart your career in diabetes.
Start a TDL Chapter
Lead, organize, and bring together the diabetes community on your campus.
We do not have any full time opportunities available at this time.
Industry Career Paths
CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist)
If you think back to when you were first diagnosed, you hopefully received a bit of formal diabetes education to set you up for success managing your new condition. Although one might think living with diabetes qualifies you to be a “CDCES” (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist aka “diabetes educator” and fka “CDE”) there’s actually a bit more to it than that.
Do you want to learn what doors open up in your career as a CDCES and what it takes to get those letters after your name?
We've got you, sign up for our CDCES exploration series, delivered straight to your inbox.
You can also learn more at CBDCE (the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education).