Career Resources

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Your Top 5 Career Questions Answered by the PA Career Coach

Jennifer Anne Hohman, the PA Career Coach, answers the top five questions we heard from PAs this year. She offers her expert advice on asking for a raise, negotiating (and renegotiating) your salary, how to land a job as a new grad, and more.

On-Ramp to Advocacy

Are you fired up about the many issues facing the PA profession but not sure where to begin with getting involved and making an impact? Learn more about how students and early career PAs can start on the path to advocacy.

A Day in the Life of a PA in Outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology

PA Melissa Rodriguez says that obstetrics has been her passion since childhood and caring for women during their pregnancies is the only career she seriously considered. She believes it’s time to augment women’s healthcare and that PAs are the solution.

Burnout Can Occur Early Among PAs and PA Students

Although one might think that burnout only occurs in seasoned PA providers, even students can experience burnout. There is hope for the student and early career PA. A national trend toward addressing the mental health of our medical providers includes new assessments and onboarding.

A Day in the Life of a PA in the Bureau of Prisons

PA Joshua Henderson decided to combine his interest in orthopaedics with his desire to serve his country and started his career with the U.S. Public Health Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons. He serves as a clinical PA at a high-security penitentiary in Florida.

Conquering Imposter Phenomenon

More than a third of PAs suffer from imposter syndrome, and even higher numbers of PA students and early career professionals are affected. View this FREE webinar on the problem with imposter syndrome, it’s impact on PA mental health and burnout, and ways to combat it.

Resume Template

This resume template was created by AAPA’s Early Career PA Commission and is intended to help guide PAs in all career stages, including PA students, through the process of creating a resume that will impress prospective employers.

CV Template

This CV template was created by AAPA’s Early Career PA Commission and is intended to help guide PAs in all career stages, including PA students, through the process of creating a CV that will impress prospective employers.

Cover Letter Template

This template was created by AAPA’s Early Career PA Commission and is intended to help guide PAs in all career stages, including PA students, through the process of creating a cover letter that will impress prospective employers.

Reference List Template

This reference list template was created by AAPA’s Early Career PA Commission and is intended to help guide PAs in all career stages, including PA students, who are asked to provide a list of references to a prospective employer.

When Good Intentions Go Bad: Stories in Medical Ethics

Ethical issues may arise with each patient encounter. Join AAPA for this FREE webinar on what to do when the ethical choice isn’t clear.

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How to Tailor Your Job Application for a Specialty Transition

Any successful career transition is rooted in self-knowledge, curiosity and a zestful movement towards what inspires you as a clinician. PAs have unique career journeys given their ability to navigate specialty transitions that can be both exciting and daunting.

Navigating the Job Search as a New Grad

Finding your first PA job is challenging enough, and even more so during a pandemic. Join AAPA for this webinar about navigating a job search as a new grad.

Here’s How Every PA Can Play a Role in Mental Healthcare

Megan Pinder, MMS, PA-C, is an advocate for psychiatric patients both personally and professionally. She responds to questions about PAs’ role in mental health, how access, socioeconomic status, and stigma impact patient mental health, and how to advocate for mental health patients.

Putting on Your Oxygen Mask: The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health to Succeed in PA School

Mental health affects everyone from PA students to practicing PAs. Join AAPA for this webinar featuring a discussion on mental health. Learn what you can do now to and as you prepare for your PA career to take care of yourself!