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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Building Collegial Connections

Relationships are the cornerstone of PA practice. PAs can promote positive connections with colleagues through trust, respect, communication, and clarity.

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.

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the PA Profession

The PA profession has revised its code of ethics several times since the profession began. Although the fundamental principles underlying the ethical care of patients have not changed, the societal framework in which those principles are applied is constantly changing.

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PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide

Take control of your student loans before PA school graduation with the PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide. Available free to AAPA members!

Burnout Can Occur Early Among PAs and PA Students

Although one might think that burnout only occurs in seasoned PA providers, even students can experience burnout. There is hope for the student and early career PA. A national trend toward addressing the mental health of our medical providers includes new assessments and onboarding.

When Good Intentions Go Bad: Stories in Medical Ethics

Ethical issues may arise with each patient encounter. Join AAPA for this FREE webinar on what to do when the ethical choice isn’t clear.

Here’s How Every PA Can Play a Role in Mental Healthcare

Megan Pinder, MMS, PA-C, is an advocate for psychiatric patients both personally and professionally. She responds to questions about PAs’ role in mental health, how access, socioeconomic status, and stigma impact patient mental health, and how to advocate for mental health patients.