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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Guide: Prepare for In-Depth Interview Questions

In your job interview, be prepared for in-depth questions. Our guide can help you anticipate what questions to expect.

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Guide: Resumes and CVs

Use our guides to determine whether you need a resume, a CV, or both. Whichever you choose, these essential career documents should be straightforward and specific, convey your achievements to potential employers, and show how you fit the role and experience they are seeking in a PA.

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Guide: Cover Letters

A well-written cover letter is an effective way to introduce yourself and your work to prospective employers and spark their interest in meeting you. Cover letters should be concise, lively, and tailored to each position for which you apply.

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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.

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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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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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Anatomy of a Contract

Use our interactive tool to familiarize yourself with a contract. We’ve outlined the key elements typically found in PA employment contracts and offered some advice on what to expect, ask for, and be wary of in each section.