Job Search

A successful PA job search has several detailed steps! We’ve got tips to make that process easier and more effective, and we’ve got tools to get you started.

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.

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PA Portfolio

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

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!

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Resources for Furloughed, Underemployed, and Unemployed PAs

See how AAPA is providing support and advocating for PAs facing issues related to their employment.

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Additional Resources

Job Market for New Grads

U.S. News & World Report declared the PA profession the #1 Job in the U.S. for 2021 — but what does that really mean for the new grad job market? Get our analysis of the trending PA specialties, geographies, and trends in PA salaries among PAs with 0-2 years of experience as informed by AAPA research.

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.


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.


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


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 our video 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.