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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Checklist: New Graduate

You’ve graduated…now, make sure you’re ready to practice with our checklist for new graduates.

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PA Career Coach

Jennifer Hohman has helped hundreds of PAs get their dream jobs. Put her expertise to work for you!

PA Portfolio

PA Portfolio is a secure, online sharing and storage tool for important education, licensing and certification, and career records.

Explaining PA Practice to Employers

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.

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PA JobSource

PA JobSource, the ultimate PA career resource, contains the largest source of PA jobs in the nation. It’s where PAs go to find the right jobs and where employers go to find the highest quality PA talent in the country. Your job search, made personal.

Negotiating Your Contract

Protect yourself personally, professionally, and financially – know how to negotiate a strong contract that works for you.

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Anatomy of a Contract

Use our interactive tool to familiarize yourself with a contract. We’ve outlined the key elements typically found in PA employment contracts and offered some advice on what to expect, ask for, and be wary of in each section.

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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.