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Checklist: Records to Maintain

There are standard records that all practicing PAs (and PA students) should collect and maintain. We’ve compiled them into a detailed and handy checklist so you can make sure you have what you need.

Launching Your PA Career

As you begin or reinvent your PA career, you have endless options. Head into a clinical or nonclinical role or consider independent contracting. We’ve got a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests lie, and a video that can help you envision all the places your PA career can take you.

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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!

Negotiating Your Contract

Protect yourself personally, professionally, and financially – know how to negotiate a strong contract that works for you.

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Checklist: Contract Assessment & Negotiation

Negotiate a contract that empowers you, fits your needs, and protects you. Start with this thorough checklist to assess an employer’s contract for how well it meets your needs — and to identify areas for negotiation.

Resources for a Rewarding PA Career

To help practicing PAs to navigate patient relationships well, AAPA has developed ethical guidelines for the PA profession that offer a framework for your decision-making and confidentiality in the internet age.

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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.