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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Find Your Passion at Any Stage of Your PA Career

Whether you are just starting your PA career, are in mid-practice, or near retirement, be cognizant of what drives and ignites you. By taking inventory, considering new initiatives, and talking to other PAs, you can find your passion.

New Year’s Resolution: New PA Job

Sometimes resolutions are about bettering ourselves professionally. January is a great time to reflect on your PA practice, spend some time updating your professional documents, and strategizing your next career move.

Career Experts Offer PAs Advice on Contract Negotiation

Three career experts offer their advice on AAPA member-submitted contract negotiation questions.

Working Internationally: 5 Things PAs Need to Know

Practicing abroad is a great way to enhance your experience as a PA – both professionally and personally. But international practice requires more preparation than practicing in the U.S.

Boundaries and Professional Wellbeing

PAs need to create professional boundaries as part of a healthy career.

Wage PArity

AAPA is working to solve the PA pay gap by making sure that every PA has the tools they need to effectively negotiate their pay and benefits. The articles, resources, and tips on this page are the first step you can take with us to make this happen!

Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits Package

This article covers ways of using the in-depth benefits data uniquely offered by AAPA to make the most of your contract negotiation.

Handling Difficult Interview Questions

Interviews can be stressful, no doubt about it! I’ve found in my work with PA clients that preparation (especially for difficult questions) is an effective way to promote confidence and even turn anxiety into excitement about meeting with a prospective employer. Effective preparation involves careful assessment of your abilities as a clinician (and person) and how they correspond to the job, and also working out your replies to commonly asked difficult questions in advance.