American Academy of Physician Assistants

Career Transitions


Most PAs will change jobs at least once in their careers. Being familiar with the following topics will help you handle career transitions.

Changing jobs

Use this checklist when you are resigning from employment. (PDF)


Changing specialties

Learn about the educational resources that are available to help you switch from one specialty to another.

Planning a break

Learn how to leave and reenter practice. A break always works better with a plan.

Returning to practice

Prepare for a return to practice after a break with information on licensure and related reentry requirements.

International practice

Practice abroad and help spread the message about patient-centered team care.