Career Central

Your career is a personal journey, but with Career Central, you’re never flying solo. Every resource we offer is carefully curated and regularly updated to help you meet the demands of healthcare while reaching your own professional goals.

And because we support clinical and nonclinical PAs in all career stages, each time you return to Career Central, you’ll find new tools to discover. Let’s get started!

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AAPA Salary Report

Customize your compensation data quicker than ever before with the digital report’s refreshed design and layout. Free to PA and student members!

PA Portfolio

PA Portfolio is a secure, online sharing and storage tool for important education, licensing and certification, and career records that can be accessed anywhere.

Areas of Practice Guide

Explore a new career direction or specialty with this collection of AAPA and partner resources, salary data, and CME on more than 10 practice areas.

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Engage in Huddle

Make new professional connections while exchanging ideas and sharing best practices in your members-only online community, Huddle. It’s included in your AAPA membership!

PA JobSource

PA JobSource is an interactive, map-based career exploration platform that is available exclusively for AAPA members. Explore the map and connect with virtually every PA employer in the United States today.

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Malpractice Insurance

Starting at just $65/month, PA AssetGuard® protects you even when your employer’s malpractice insurance doesn’t – and even if you’ve already left that employer.

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PA Wellness

The ability to manage stress, find meaning and purpose in our work and life affects our mental health, life satisfaction and overall well-being.

PA Career Coach

Jennifer Hohman has helped hundreds of PAs get their dream jobs. Put her expertise to work for you!


Trust this evidence based physician-authored resource for reliable clinical answers.

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PA Money Sense

Take control of your student loans before PA school graduation with the PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide. Available free to AAPA members!

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Access OvidMD a centralized online source for point-of-care and research support tools.

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Earn CME and improve patient care with the Canopy Medical Spanish courses and app.

Oooh-la, PANRE-LA!

This searchable e-book from AAPA and Hippo Education can be used during your quarterly exam. And it’s 20% off for AAPA members!

Find your dream job here! Pathways to connect with nearly every PA employer in the U.S. on PA JobSource

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Career Resources

Preparing for Contract Renegotiation

In this article, the PA Career Coach explores the topic of contract renegotiation and advises you on how to approach you employer about improving your existing agreement.

Secrets of Working Collaboratively in Interprofessional Teams: Insights from Healthcare Experts

Discover the secrets to effective collaboration in healthcare with insights from seasoned PAs. Explore how professionals like Laura Delaney, Danielle Horgen, Logan Driscoll, and Makenzie Driscoll navigate the complexities of interprofessional teamwork, sharing experiences and advice on building strong relationships for better patient care.

Unlock the Doors to PA School with these CASPA Tips

The journey toward becoming a PA begins with the pivotal application to PA school. Pre-PAs who plan to apply to PA school this cycle should take note of the following important takeaways.

PA JobSource

PA JobSource is an interactive, map-based career exploration platform that is available exclusively for AAPA members. Explore the map and connect with virtually every PA employer in the United States today.

Creating a Five-Year PA Career Plan

Creating a five-year plan for your PA career is an empowering way to take charge of your career development. Read on for the PA Career Coach’s advice on how to identify your career goals and translate those goals into an actionable plan.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Healthcare Consultant

Led by PA Michael Asbach, this interactive members-only webinar will help you understand the healthcare consulting role, develop key skills, build a strong CV, leverage your healthcare experience, and navigate the entry into consulting.

Key Networking Tips for Pre-PAs

Do you want to learn from the experiences and insights of PA and PA student experts? This article includes the biggest takeaways from participants of the Pre-PA Virtual Mixer, including how to prepare for PA school and excel in your career as a PA.

2023 Pre-PA Virtual Mixer

Malatrice Montgomery, PA-C and host of the the 2023 Pre-PA Virtual Mixer, shares her tips for networking, even as an introvert.

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