Job Search

Landing a new job can be challenging and the process has only become more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve got tips to make your job search easier and more effective – and the tools to get you started.

Looking for your dream job? Visit AAPA’s PA JobSource to browse hundreds of open positions throughout the United States.

Ready to apply? Let AAPA help you stand out. Take advantage of our resume, CV, and cover letter templates and prepare for your interview using our interview guides, which include common interview questions that you should be prepared to answer and questions you should ask a potential employer.

Don’t forget to negotiate! Once you receive a job offer, review our tips for effective contract negotiation and familiarize yourself with the digital AAPA Salary Report so that you can be sure your salary and benefits package reflects your value.

Stay organized! No matter where you are in your job search, you can benefit from AAPA’s PA Portfolio tool. Use it to easily share your important career documents with potential employers.

PA JobSource

PA JobSource

Search PA JobSource for thousands of PA jobs in every setting and specialty. Upload your resume, apply online, and get personalized job alerts.

PA Portfolio

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

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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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PA Career Coach

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

Additional Resources

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.

Interviewing

The interview is your first chance to show why you are the best candidate for the position. It’s also a chance for you to understand more about the practice or organization and its culture, approach to patient care, and knowledge of team practice.

Networking

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

Recruiters

Thinking about using a recruiter to find your next PA job? Use our checklist to vet your choice and see a list of common warning signs.

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.

Negotiating Your Contract

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

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, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Orthopaedic Surgery.

Boost Your Knowledge by Earning CME

Stay current and strengthen your resume by earning AAPA Category 1 CME in AAPA’s Learning Central. Access 500+ credits of CME in multiple formats, including podcasts, videos, live and virtual events, and on-demand courses.

Advice for New Grads: Landing Your First PA Job

Looking for your first PA position? Whether you’re a student or a recent graduate – this is your insider guide to networking, negotiating, and finding your passion!