Join the AAOS Team

Join our team of talented, motivated, and hard-working professionals – all with a shared commitment to helping orthopaedic surgeons from across the globe provide exceptional care for their patients.

With offices in Rosemont, Illinois, and Washington, DC, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides education programs for orthopaedic clinicians and is the trusted source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments, and related issues.

Our core values – leading to serve, shaping the future, excellence together – unite our staff as we work to support one another and our members to promote our vision as the trusted leaders in advancing musculoskeletal health.

AAOS is the proud recipient of the following awards:

  • Chicago Tribune's "2020 Top Workplaces"
  • Chicago Tribune's "2021 Top Workplaces"
  • National Association for Business Resources' "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago" 2021
  • National Association for Business Resources' "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation" 2021

Messages From Our Team

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Tom Arend, Chief Executive Officer

"Each week over the last year I have shared my thoughts about the pandemic with our staff, often coupled with my appreciation for them. I now want to take a moment to share my admiration for our team more publicly. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for all of us, personally and professionally. And crises amplify who we are, for better or worse. If we learned anything, it’s that when push comes to shove, we band together and look out for one another. I remain in awe of our staff’s resilience, their laser focus on accomplishing the goals of our strategic plan, the unity they demonstrate in pulling together to row in the same direction and their ongoing ability to bring out the best in themselves and their teammates. This team has been and continues to be remarkable, and it is my great honor and privilege to serve as their CEO. Thank you, Team AAOS, for everything you do." - March 1, 2021

Our Mission is special. We serve our profession to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care.

Our Staff is inspiring. We are innovative, collaborative, and at our best when we challenge ourselves and each other to excel and grow.

Our Benefits are unrivaled. Not only do we provide excellent medical and dental insurance, AAOS offers employees generous paid time off -- including four weeks of vacation – plus tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and so much more. See the full AAOS Employee Benefits Package.

Our Culture is exciting! Our TEAM values of Teamwork, Empowerment, Accountability, and a Mindset of Growth create an environment that inspires people to work together to accomplish strategic goals, to expect the best from each other, and to support a commitment to continuous improvement and growth. And we have a great time celebrating our achievements!

Our Voice is everywhere! Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn

Working at AAOS

AAOS is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, and staffs an Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC. 

To get a real sense of what it’s like to work at AAOS, check out these photos from our Headquarters Office:

On-site Fitness Center
A socially-distant hike with Dino during the 2020 quarantine
On-site Fitness Center
On-site Fitness Class
Halloween Desk Decorating Contest
A socially-distant hike with Dino during the 2020 quarantine
AAOS Gives Back for the Holidays
Fun at the AAOS Holiday Party
Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day
Halloween Desk Decorating Contest
Party in the Quads
Food Trucks Out Front
Health Fair
We LOVE Our Staff!
We LOVE Our Staff!
Ice Cream Social
Chili Cook-Off
Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day
AAOS 2021 Virtual Holiday Party with "Laughter On Call"

Join the AAOS Team

No matter where you are in your career, take your next step with AAOS, the leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. Explore career opportunities below:

Take Your Child to Work Day

Each year, AAOS offers its staff and their children a wonderful day of learning and exploration. In this endearing video, children of AAOS staff members talk about their parents and the work that they do.