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!

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PA JobSource

PA JobSource, the ultimate PA career resource, contains the largest source of PA jobs in the nation. It’s where PAs go to find the right jobs and where employers go to find the highest quality PA talent in the country. Your job search, made personal.

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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.

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

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Career Resources

Areas of Practice

The Areas of Practice Guide is a collection of data, CME, personal perspectives, networking and job opportunities, and other tools and resources that AAPA has pulled together to help you succeed.

PA Scope of Practice

PAs are proven and integral members of the U.S. healthcare system. But what exactly do PAs do? And who decides? The boundaries of each PA’s scope of practice are determined by these parameters: education and experience; state law; policies of employers and facilities, and the needs of the patients. 

Specialty Transitions: Researching the Best Options for You

PA Career Coach Jennifer Hohman frequently works with clients who are considering changing their specialty. Find out how she helps her clients find the right specialty for them through careful self-assessment, research, and networking.

PA Administrators

PAs in administration utilize leadership and management competencies above and beyond their clinical skill set to positively affect patient care; they are aspiring or current experts in the business of medicine, revenue cycle management, quality improvement, health information technology, and compliance. AAPA supports PA administrators by offering opportunities to acquire skills and knowledge.

Beyond Your Day Job: Career Advancement via Side Gigs

Join PA Shayne Foley, co-founder of The PA Blueprint, LLC, in this interactive webinar that explores side gigs for PAs. Attendees can earn 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

2023 Premium Member Media Training

Join the AAPA Communications Team for a comprehensive training focused on how you can engage the media to tell the PA story. The training is available exclusively to AAPA Fellow Premium members.

4 Ways to Maximize Your Gap Year as a Pre-PA Student

Are you considering taking a gap year before PA school? A gap year can lead to tremendous personal and professional growth and help you become a more competitive PA program applicant.

Interviewing in Different Formats: Insights for a Great Meeting

Preparing for a virtual interview is very similar to preparing for an in-person interview, but there are special considerations. Read on to learn how Jennifer Hohman, the PA Career Coach, advises her clients to prepare for a virtual interview, and why you should schedule a practice call with a trusted friend before the big day.

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