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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Video: Clinical Rotations Dos and Don’ts

Make your first foray into clinical practice a memorable one – for all the right reasons! Watch our video, and then use our Clinical Rotations checklists and guides to avoid common pitfalls and set yourself up for success.

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Guide: Rotation Do’s and Don’ts

Use our guide to see detailed do’s and don’ts for your clinical rotations. These helpful tips will help you successfully take on this important step in your PA student career.

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Guide: Where Will You Take Your PA Career?

Here’s a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests as a PA lie.

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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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Checklist: Before You Graduate

Make sure you’ve got all the major milestones and deadlines checked off as you prepare to graduate and launch your PA career.

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Checklist: New Graduate

You’ve graduated…now, make sure you’re ready to practice with our checklist for new graduates.

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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.