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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Which PA School is For You? 5 Factors to Consider

With over 200 accredited PA programs throughout the country, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here, five important factors to consider.

5 Things to Do Before PA School

While it’s no secret that getting through PA school is one of the most difficult tasks you’ll ever accomplish, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you pass with flying colors.

Accrue Healthcare Experience and Patient Care Experience Before Applying to PA School

Accruing Healthcare Experience (HCE) and Patient Care Experience (PCE) hours is one of the most time-intensive aspects of applying to PA school. Here are recommendations to obtain these patient-related work hours.

PA Student to PA: Navigating the Transition

While the transition from program to practice may seem overwhelming and nerve-wracking, PA students can set themselves up for a successful career start with these tips.

Boundaries and Professional Wellbeing

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

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Surviving and Thriving in Your Clinical Rotations

Get an overview of helpful tips and pearls of wisdom for students entering the clinical phase of their education. Learn how to study during clinicals, how to elicit and act on feedback, and ultimately maximize the clinical experience.

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Drinking From a Fire Hydrant: How to Study Effectively in PA School

By focusing on the finish line from the very start, developing strong personalized study skills, and maintaining a willingness to adapt, students will learn how to feel confident on test day through both didactic and clinical years.

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Getting Hired for Your First PA Job: Secrets From a PA Employer

Come hear tips and tricks as you prepare for the PANCE. From study hints to day-of pointers, this session is for all the test takers… the cautiously optimistic, the nervous wrecks, and all those in between.