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.

Boundaries and Professional Wellbeing

PAs need to create professional boundaries as part of a healthy career.

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Drinking From a Fire Hydrant: How to Study Effectively in PA School

By focusing on the finish line from the very start, developing strong personalized study skills, and maintaining a willingness to adapt, students will learn how to feel confident on test day through both didactic and clinical years.

5 Steps to Becoming a PA

A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. Learn how to acquire the experience you need for PA school and how to get and maintain your certification.

Interviewing

The interview is your first chance to show why you are the best candidate for the position. It’s also a chance for you to understand more about the practice or organization and its culture, approach to patient care, and knowledge of team practice.

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Guide: Questions for Your Potential Employer

Don’t forget the interview process is two-way. We’ve put together some questions you should ask to learn whether this is an environment in which you will thrive as a PA.

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Guide: Prepare for In-Depth Interview Questions

In your job interview, be prepared for in-depth questions. Our guide can help you anticipate what questions to expect.

Resumes and CVs

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is your opportunity to impress potential employers. Here are some tips and templates for your resume or CV.