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.

5 Steps to Becoming a PA

A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. Learn how to acquire the experience you need for PA school and how to get and maintain your certification.

Tackling Clinical Rotations

Conquer clinical rotations! Learn common do’s and don’ts with our video and get even more helpful and detailed tips with our guide.

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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: Questions for Your Potential Employer

Don’t forget the interview process is two-way. We’ve put together some questions you should ask to learn whether this is an environment in which you will thrive as a PA.

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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.