Career Resources

Well-Being PA Career Guide

Joint Task Force on Burnout: Well-Being Fact Sheet

Well-being and resiliency are very important for clinicians. Learn why and then find out how to encourage well-being and resiliency in a healthcare setting, from the system level to individuals.

Moral Distress PA Career Guide

Joint Task Force on Burnout: Moral Distress Fact Sheet

Educate yourself on these conditions and what causes them. Explore scenarios where moral distress might occur, review possible consequences, and then learn solutions that healthcare systems and professionals can implement.

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Joint Task Force on Burnout: Burnout Fact Sheet

Learn the definition of burnout and explore its causes. This fact sheet also outlines ways to reduce burnout at the system, team, and individual provider levels.

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Blueprint for Addressing Physician Assistant Well-being and Burnout

The goal of the Blueprint for Addressing PA Well-Being and Burnout is to provide a brief overview of what is currently known about PA burnout and well-being, and more importantly, provide an enduring framework for increasing PA engagement at work and improving the well-being of the profession.

Leadership & Management Training Courses

These 1-hour online courses focus on topics such as billing and reimbursement, compliance, leadership styles, metrics, and advocacy.

Degree Pathways

Is your goal to earn an advanced healthcare degree or certificate? This program offers a soft entrance into pursuing an academic degree/certificate by completing pre-requisite coursework specific to PA and NP practice.

Pearls of Wisdom from AAPA Members on Huddle

Huddle, AAPA’s members-only online community, fosters discussion amongst PAs and serves as a repository for helpful career-related information. Recently, seasoned PAs shared their best advice for PA students and new grads.

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.