Careers at AAPA

Founded in 1968, AAPA is the national professional society for physician associates (PAs). AAPA represents a profession of more than 178,700 PAs more than 168,000 PAs, and approximately 26,900 students across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services.

AAPA is the only organization which represents all PAs in every specialty and practice setting. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of PAs. The organization also enhances the ability of PAs to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.

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Core Values and Culture at AAPA

Our Vision

PAs transforming health through patient-centered, team-based medical practice.

Our Mission

AAPA leads the profession and empowers our members to advance their careers and enhance patient health.

Our Values

  • Leadership and Service: We inspire a shared vision to lead the profession, emphasize service to our members and enhance the ability of PAs to serve patients and their communities.
  • Unity and Teamwork: We embrace the strength of our members and constituent and partner organizations to speak with one voice for the profession and work together to transform health.
  • Accountability and Transparency: We listen, deliver results, take ownership for our actions, and operate in an environment of openness and trust.
  • Excellence and Equity: We commit to the highest standards and seek to eliminate disparities and barriers to quality healthcare. Click here to visit AAPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resource page.

Benefits and Work-Life Balance at AAPA

AAPA offers the following employee health & wellness benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans with Care First
  • Discount vision plan
  • Dental PPO coverage through MetLife
  • 401K account with employer match up to 4%
  • Employer paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance through Mutual of Omaha
  • Employer paid Short-Term Disability & Long-Term Disability coverage through Mutual of Omaha
  • Optional Supplemental Voluntary Life Coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account – Health & Dependent Care

AAPA also offers benefits to promote greater work-life balance:

  • Flexible schedules with the ability to work remotely full-time
  • Generous PTO – 18 vacation and 12 sick days. All Federal Holidays plus additional time off around major holidays.
  • Office early closure on Fridays in the month of August
  • Paid week off between Christmas & New Year’s
  • Access to Financial planning resources via Principal and Merrill Lynch
  • Fun staff “team building” events scheduled throughout the year