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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Plan Time Away and Return to Practice

Taking a break and returning to practice is a common pattern in the PA career cycle. Planning and preparation can make all the difference in how smooth or how challenging the resumption of PA practice will be.

PAs and Consent to Settle

AAPA Insurance offers consent to settle with no hammer clause, and might be the right choice for you.

Career Experts Offer PAs Advice on Contract Negotiation

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.

Surviving Your Didactic Phase

Most PAs recall their PA education as being the most rigorous and challenging of their academic careers. The hard work will be worth it as you learn how to become an outstanding clinician.

Surviving Your Clinical Phase

During Clinical Rotations you will put your theoretical medical knowledge to the test in real-world clinical settings. Under the supervision of a preceptor, you will be placed on health teams in several different medical settings and specialties.

5 Tips for PA School’s Didactic Phase

The didactic phase is the first exposure many future PAs have to the rigors, challenges, and rewards of their chosen career. 

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