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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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.

Pros and Cons of Signing a PA Employment Contract

Is it always in a PA’s interest to have an employment contract? Are there some situations in which it is better to go without one?

Interview Preparation Advice and Exercises

As a career coach, I frequently help my PA clients prepare for interviews. In this article, I’d like to share some exercises that will help you be a more effective and confident interviewee.

Assessing an Offer: Key Questions to Consider

Congratulations—you’ve been offered the job! Now you need to assess the offer and build a negotiation strategy.

Effective and Career Healthy Contract Negotiation

Advice on how to negotiate a contract.

Cultivate Your Network: Employment References

Creating your references list is an essential part of the job search that can also help you cultivate your professional network and prepare you for inter-views.

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Missing Out Because You Aren’t LinkedIn

Don’t overlook the importance of a professional profile on LinkedIn while you are a PA student.

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Getting Hired for Your First PA Job: Secrets From a PA Employer

Come hear tips and tricks as you prepare for the PANCE. From study hints to day-of pointers, this session is for all the test takers… the cautiously optimistic, the nervous wrecks, and all those in between.