Career Resources

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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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Financial Fundamentals: Tools for Pursuing Financial Health

In this one-hour webinar, learn what it takes to get into PA school and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant.

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Protecting Your Assets and Your Career

Learn basic concepts of medical malpractice law, how they apply to PAs, and how you can transfer malpractice risk away from the PA’s personal assets.

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Video: Educating Employers About PAs

Be ready to educate your current and future employers about working with PAs using these talking points.

Launching Your PA Career

As you begin or reinvent your PA career, you have endless options. Head into a clinical or nonclinical role or consider independent contracting. We’ve got a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests lie, and a video that can help you envision all the places your PA career can take you.

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Video: Which Career Path Is Right for You?

There are so many ways to be a PA…from clinical practice in dozens of specialties to non-clinical careers in research and education. Check out our video to help you explore your options and take advantage of tools to help you get there!

Negotiating Your Contract

Protect yourself personally, professionally, and financially – know how to negotiate a strong contract that works for you.

Resources for a Rewarding PA Career

To help practicing PAs to navigate patient relationships well, AAPA has developed ethical guidelines for the PA profession that offer a framework for your decision-making and confidentiality in the internet age.