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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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.

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.