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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Checklist: Starting Your New Job

Congratulations! You’ve accepted the job and negotiated a solid contract. Make sure you’re ready to start practicing with our checklist.

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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: Which Career Path Is Right for You?

There are so many ways to be a PA…from clinical practice in dozens of specialties to non-clinical careers in research and education. Check out our video to help you explore your options and take advantage of tools to help you get there!

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Worksheet: Creating a Budget

One of the key transitions from PA program to practicing is financial. We’ve got PA-specific budget worksheets to help you make a personal financial plan.

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Video: Top Tips for a Healthy PA Work Life

Building a rewarding and successful PA career involves more than caring for your patients. We’ve got some expert advice in our video on how to avoid pitfalls, take care of yourself, and establish healthy relationships.

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Guide: Planning a Break From Practice

Here are some considerations for PAs who wish to take a break from full-time clinical practice.

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Checklist: Leaving a Job

You will no doubt move through a series of positions in your PA career. Here’s how to make a job transition gracefully with professional bridges intact.