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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Guide: Rotation Do’s and Don’ts

Use our guide to see detailed do’s and don’ts for your clinical rotations. These helpful tips will help you successfully take on this important step in your PA student career.

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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.

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Video: Educating Employers About PAs

Be ready to educate your current and future employers about working with PAs using these talking points.

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Video: Finding Your New PA Job

From your first position to your next career move, be prepared for the job search with these tips and tools in AAPA’s Career Central.

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Video: Job Interviewing Tips for PAs

The interview is your first chance to show why you are the best candidate for the position. Our video will help you prepare for your interview and help you show off your best self.

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Checklist: Records to Maintain

There are standard records that all practicing PAs (and PA students) should collect and maintain. We’ve compiled them into a detailed and handy checklist so you can make sure you have what you need.

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Guide: Where Will You Take Your PA Career?

Here’s a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests as a PA lie.

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Video: Which Career Path Is Right for You?

There are so many ways to be a PA…from clinical practice in dozens of specialties to non-clinical careers in research and education. Check out our video to help you explore your options and take advantage of tools to help you get there!