AAPA Research

AAPA supports research on the PA profession by conducting original research, monitoring PA compensation and benefits, and writing about the profession, as well as providing support to PAs interested in research.


The 2021 AAPA Digital Salary Report is now available.

Publications & Data Briefs

The AAPA Research Team provides a variety of News Central articles, research publications, and infographics on the PA profession.

Data Requests & Research Support

Learn about how to get help if you need a specific statistic on the PA profession and how to access data, field surveys, and collaborate with the Research Team.

ePosters and Research in Action

The call for submissions is now closed. Learn more about Research Activities at AAPA 2021.

Bibliography & Resources

AAPA has created a variety of bibliographies on the PA profession. Find these and other resources from the past six years here.

All Of Us

AAPA and the PA Foundation are partnering with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program to raise awareness about the importance of participation in research.

PA Observations

PA Observations is a new service that pairs students, researchers, and organizations with PAs who want to share their experiences.

AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship

AAPA is pleased to announce the fifth year of the AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship. The AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship is a collaborative PA education and workforce research capacity building program that provides financial support for PAs with a strong interest in research.


PA Research Team Initiative (PARTI) members take short surveys and participate in meetings, conference calls, task teams and other activities as needed.