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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Salary Report 2021

Get the pay and benefits you deserve with the 2021 AAPA Salary Report. Free to AAPA fellow, student and retired members.

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Resumes and CVs

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is your opportunity to impress potential employers. Here are some tips and templates for your resume or CV.

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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.

Networking

Work your network to find your next job. Here are some ways we can help you connect with PAs and employers.

Launching Your PA Career

As you begin or reinvent your PA career, you have endless options. Head into a clinical or nonclinical role or consider independent contracting. We’ve got a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine where your interests lie, and a video that can help you envision all the places your PA career can take you.

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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!

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Checklist: Before You Graduate

Make sure you’ve got all the major milestones and deadlines checked off as you prepare to graduate and launch your PA career.