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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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Video: Finding Your New PA Job

From your first position to your next career move, be prepared for the job search with these tips and tools in AAPA’s Career Central.

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Country Living: Working as a PA in Rural Healthcare

Things are different in the country, and healthcare is no exception. PAs who leave the big city to work in the country are in for a unique and rewarding experience. Here’s what a few PAs had to say about working in a rural setting.

Rocking Your Personal Statement

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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Feeling Unfulfilled? You Might Need a New Job

Changing jobs is one of the most impactful ways of creating positive change in your PA career. Is it time for you to move on from a position that is no longer inspiring, sustainable, or financially rewarding?

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8 Networking Tips for PAs

No matter your career stage, networking plays a vital role in landing the position that’s right for you. Join AAPA to access a network that’s 60,000 PAs strong and use these eight tips to help you polish your networking skills.

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Locum Tenens Offers Work/Life Balance and a Fresh Start

PAs can turn to locum tenens as a full-time career alternative that allows them to take control of their own schedule, establish a better work/life balance, and enjoy a regular change of scenery.

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PA in Critical Care Shares 4 Crucial Tips

Erin Stutz, PA-C, started her career in hospital medicine and currently works in critical care in upstate New York. With her experience in both specialties, Stutz shares her top four tips for any PA who is caring for a critically ill patient.

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Getting Ahead of Burnout: Experts Share Tips for Provider Well-being

Huddle’s latest Ask Me session on burnout and clinician wellness enlisted experts Eric Tetzlaff, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Susan Kopynec, MPAS, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, to offer up-to-date information and tips for providers to maintain their well-being and avoid burnout.

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Long-Time PA Leader Josanne Pagel Shares Motivations and Career Journey

Josanne Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, AAPA past president, recently shared her thoughts about her career journey with AAPA’s Andrea Lowe, MHA, PA-C. Pagel reflects on everything from her days in the Peace Corps to her current role at the Cleveland Clinic.

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3 Ways PAs Can Advance Their Careers Through Leadership

For PAs looking to grow in their careers, there are also many opportunities to become a true leader in your field — either directly or through thought leadership. Here are three ways to advance in your career and become a leader.

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How PAs with High PQ Enhance Patient Care

Every PA knows continuing to develop your people skills is critical to having the kind of influence you want to have on your patients and healthcare team members. You need a high interpersonal intelligence quotient, or PQ.

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How to Stay Sane During the Job Search Process

The job search is an exciting process that can yield great insights into your PA career priorities and goals. While challenging at times, here are some suggestions for making your next job search effective, rewarding, and enjoyable.

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How to Be A Good PA Colleague

Every PA shows up to work ready to take the best care of their patients, and work towards the best patient outcomes. But each of us also contributes to our work environment. How we contribute defines us as a colleague.

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PAs Help Close Gaps in Care Through House Calls

As an in-home healthcare provider, Sarah Kaplan, PA-C, is among a rapidly growing number of medical professionals who are revitalizing the once-common practice of bringing urgent and primary care services directly into the homes of their patients.