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Explaining PA Practice to Employers

Be ready to educate potential employers about the PA profession, the ways you can contribute to medical care, and more with our educational and promotional materials.

Negotiating Your Contract

Protect yourself personally, professionally, and financially – know how to negotiate a strong contract that works for you.

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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.

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Checklist: Contract Assessment & Negotiation

Negotiate a contract that empowers you, fits your needs, and protects you. Start with this thorough checklist to assess an employer’s contract for how well it meets your needs — and to identify areas for negotiation.

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Worksheet: Creating a Budget

One of the key transitions from PA program to practicing is financial. We’ve got PA-specific budget worksheets to help you make a personal financial plan.

Planning a Break From Clinical Practice

Thinking about taking time off? Here are some tips to make a clear reentry plan so you can resume practicing as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

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Guide: Planning a Break From Practice

Here are some considerations for PAs who wish to take a break from full-time clinical practice.

Returning to Practice

Prepare for a return to practice after a break with information on licensure and related reentry requirements.