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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International Practice

Practicing abroad is a great way to enhance your experience as a PA – both professionally and personally. But international practice requires more preparation than practicing in the U.S.

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PAs Working Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

AAPA recognizes that some PAs have an interest in practicing abroad and has compiled this list of the most common questions posed to its staff about international practice.

Planning a Break From Clinical Practice

Thinking about taking time off? Here are some tips to make a clear reentry plan so you can resume practicing as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Resigning From Employment

Moving on from your current job? We’ve got the guidance – and the checklist – you need on how to transition gracefully, along with tips on what to handle before your final day.

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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.

Business Ownership and Independent Contracting

Decide whether ownership or working for yourself is right for you.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a patient-focused, team-based model of healthcare delivery that provides comprehensive and collaborative care with a goal to achieve better outcomes at lower costs.