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Marketing Yourself as a PA

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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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.

Malpractice Insurance Basics

Learn the basics of malpractice insurance.

Resources for a Rewarding PA Career

To help practicing PAs to navigate patient relationships well, AAPA has developed ethical guidelines for the PA profession that offer a framework for your decision-making and confidentiality in the internet age.

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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.

Resigning From Employment

Moving on from your current job? We’ve got the guidance – and the checklist – you need on how to transition gracefully, along with tips on what to handle before your final day.

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Checklist: Leaving a Job

You will no doubt move through a series of positions in your PA career. Here’s how to make a job transition gracefully with professional bridges intact.