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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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Optimization

Make the most of your CME budget and learn how to tailor your clinical education to your individual learning style and needs.

Tips for Contract Negotiation, Using the AAPA Salary Report

Every day, PA Career Coach Jennifer Hohman uses the AAPA Salary Report to help her clients negotiate their employment contracts. In this article, Jennifer shares how she leverages the Salary Report for her client’s benefit.

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.

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!

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Your Top 5 Career Questions Answered by the PA Career Coach

Jennifer Anne Hohman, the PA Career Coach, answers the top five questions we heard from PAs this year. She offers her expert advice on asking for a raise, negotiating (and renegotiating) your salary, how to land a job as a new grad, and more.

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.