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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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.

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How to Tailor Your Job Application for a Specialty Transition

Any successful career transition is rooted in self-knowledge, curiosity and a zestful movement towards what inspires you as a clinician. PAs have unique career journeys given their ability to navigate specialty transitions that can be both exciting and daunting.

Navigating the Job Search as a New Grad

Finding your first PA job is challenging enough, and even more so during a pandemic. Join AAPA for this webinar about navigating a job search as a new grad.

Putting on Your Oxygen Mask: The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health to Succeed in PA School

Mental health affects everyone from PA students to practicing PAs. Join AAPA for this webinar featuring a discussion on mental health. Learn what you can do now to and as you prepare for your PA career to take care of yourself!

Two PAs looking at a cellphone

PA Career Pivots: 6 Tips for Redirecting Your Future

COVID-19 upended PA career paths, from furloughs to redeployment. It also caused PAs to reflect upon their current roles and future goals. The PA Career Coach shares six tips for PAs who find themselves needing or wanting a career pivot.

PA Burnout

At AAPA, we’re here to support your PA well-being and fight PA burnout by ensuring your emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal well-being.

Founding Morehouse Program Director Highlights Health Disparities for People of Color

Pangela Dawson, PhD, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant dean at Morehouse School of Medicine, talks about her career journey and how COVID-19 has highlighted health disparities in Black patients. She also offers advice for bringing more visibility and leadership opportunities to minority women.

Kris Pyles-Sweet, MS, PA-C; Travis Randolph, PA-C; Emily WhiteHorse, Ph.D., PA-C; Melissa Ricker, PA-C

Insider Tips on Popular PA Specialties

PAs know that career flexibility is a built-in benefit of the profession. But it can be overwhelming to think about transitioning specialties. Do you have enough experience? What’s the best way to get your foot in the door? Four experts share their insights.