Areas of
Practice Guide

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. The guide can help you select your first specialty, decide on a new career focus, or excel in your chosen path.

Use the drop-down menu to learn more about some of the most popular PA specialties, nonclinical career paths, and modes of practice.

Featured Career Resources

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Advance Your Career

As a PA, you can take your career anywhere you want. Advance your career with leadership opportunities, recognition programs, volunteering and mentoring relationships, and more from AAPA.

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Find a New Job

Find tools to support a job search, from preparing your resume or interviewing tips, to searching jobs on PA JobSource in your desired area or specialty.

Career Central

Whether you’re a new grad or a seasoned PA (or somewhere in between), find helpful checklists and expert guidance to navigate daily challenges and plan for your future.

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