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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How PAs Can Take on More Responsibility Without Burning Out

As we advance in our careers, it’s natural to want to take on more responsibility. But there’s a tricky balance – we don’t want our PA practice or our enthusiasm for healthcare to suffer. Follow these four tips to take on more without burning out.

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Why I Changed Specialties as a PA

One of the major advantages of becoming a PA is that it is relatively easy to change from one specialty to another without the need for new certification. More than 50% of PAs will change specialties during their careers, according to AAPA’s Salary Report.

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.

Which PA School is For You? 5 Factors to Consider

With over 200 accredited PA programs throughout the country, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here, five important factors to consider.

The Balancing Act

Having the right work-life balance can reduce stress for medical professionals as well as increase on-the-job focus, resulting in high job satisfaction and career success, healthier patients—and a healthier provider. However, maintaining that balance can be more daunting than ever before for those in healthcare.

5 Things to Do Before PA School

While it’s no secret that getting through PA school is one of the most difficult tasks you’ll ever accomplish, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you pass with flying colors.

Accrue Healthcare Experience and Patient Care Experience Before Applying to PA School

Accruing Healthcare Experience (HCE) and Patient Care Experience (PCE) hours is one of the most time-intensive aspects of applying to PA school. Here are recommendations to obtain these patient-related work hours.

Strategies for PAs to Prevent Burnout

While work/life balance will always be provisional and imperfect, it is worth seeking; it is essential PAs take care of themselves to prevent professional and personal burnout.