Career Resources

Areas of Practice Guide

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.

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Three Steps for Bouncing Back from Career Setbacks

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.

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Are you nervous about upcoming student loan payments? Do you want to reevaluate your budget but don’t know where to start? “Spring Cleaning Your Finances” is a quick guide to reviewing your spending, setting big goals, and planning for financial freedom.

Effective Patient Communication: Background, Benefits + Best Practices

This article is an overview of effective patient communication, from background to benefits to strategies and pitfalls that the clinician should know.

PA Burnout

At AAPA, we’re here to support your PA well-being and fight PA burnout by ensuring your emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal well-being.

Areas of Practice Guide

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.

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Guide: Rotation Do’s and Don’ts

Use our guide to see detailed do’s and don’ts for your clinical rotations. These helpful tips will help you successfully take on this important step in your PA student career.

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Guide: Where Will You Take Your PA Career?

Here’s a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests as a PA lie.

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Worksheet: Creating a Budget

One of the key transitions from PA program to practicing is financial. We’ve got PA-specific budget worksheets to help you make a personal financial plan.