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Resources for Furloughed, Underemployed, and Unemployed PAs

See how AAPA is providing support and advocating for PAs who are furloughed, underemployed, or unemployed during this pandemic.

Career Experts Offer PAs Negotiation Advice

Three career experts offer their advice on AAPA member-submitted contract negotiation questions.

Working Internationally: 5 Things PAs Need to Know

Practicing abroad is a great way to enhance your experience as a PA – both professionally and personally. But international practice requires more preparation than practicing in the U.S.

Boundaries and Professional Wellbeing

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

How to Mitigate Negative Job References

Even the most successful PA career hits the occasional snag that can make transitioning to a new position challenging. Aside from potential contract disputes, a frequent trouble spot is obtaining a positive reference from a former employer with whom there was a conflict. Find out how you can deal with negative job references.

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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.

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Checklist: Records to Maintain

There are standard records that all practicing PAs (and PA students) should collect and maintain. We’ve compiled them into a detailed and handy checklist so you can make sure you have what you need.

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 our video can help you envision all the places your PA career can take you.