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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What I Wish I Would Have Known: Surviving the Transition From PA-S to PA-C

In this one-hour webinar, learn what it takes to get into PA school and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant.

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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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Checklist: Starting Your New Job

Congratulations! You’ve accepted the job and negotiated a solid contract. Make sure you’re ready to start practicing with our checklist.

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Video: Educating Employers About PAs

Be ready to educate your current and future employers about working with PAs using these talking points.

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Video: Finding Your New PA Job

From your first position to your next career move, be prepared for the job search with these tips and tools in AAPA’s Career Central.

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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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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.