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Whether you’re navigating recent changes to your daily role or adjusting to being furloughed, Career Central can help. Everything you need for your job search and your daily professional life is right here.

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News & Resources

A Week in the Life of a PA in Radiation Oncology

What does a week look like for a PA in radiation oncology? Katey Wert, PA-C, has been practicing in the specialty for six years. While difficult at times, given the patient population, she finds the work rewarding and meaningful.

PA Educators Share Inspiration, Challenges, Rewards

What inspires a PA to get into education? We asked two PA educators, Nicole Burwell, MSHS, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Elias Villarreal, Jr., MPAS, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, about their paths to the classroom and what they find most challenging and most rewarding.

Paving the Way: PA Patti Cuartas and Her Journey to the C-Suite

Patti Cuartas, PA-C, started in the ED and now works in the C-suite. In addition to her PA experience across many specialties, Cuartas attended business school and now serves as assistant chief medical information officer for an international health system.

PA Career Pivots: 6 Tips for Redirecting Your Future

COVID-19 upended PA career paths, from furloughs to redeployment. It also caused PAs to reflect upon their current roles and future goals. The PA Career Coach shares six tips for PAs who find themselves needing or wanting a career pivot.