Advance Your Career
Network with your peers and collaborate to solve career and clinical challenges on AAPA’s members only online community, Huddle. FREE to AAPA fellow, student and retired members.
AAPA honors Distinguished Fellows for leadership, service, and contributions made to the PA profession.
AAPA recognizes the hard work of preceptors through its Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program.
We want your voice to be heard. That’s why we offer a variety of volunteer leadership opportunities – exclusive to AAPA members – that can make an immediate impact on your career.
Make a Career Transition
Explore a new career direction or specialty with this collection of AAPA and partner resources, salary data, and CME on various practice areas, including Administration, Dermatology, Education, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Telemedicine, and Urgent Care.
Career disappointments and setbacks are parts of the professional journey that will happen to almost every PA at some point—and they can feel devastating. In this article I’d like to explore some ideas and approaches for responding to career setbacks so that you not only rebound but return to your practice with greater zest and confidence.
There is no perfect job. Career satisfaction is highly individualized. PAs can find the right job for them by carefully considering variables like work-life balance, compensation, and work setting, and prioritizing the variables that align with their passions, values, and morals.