PA smiling and a group of PAs talking behind her

New PAs: Ask Questions and Know Your Value

Common questions during AAPA 2019 underscored that the gender wage gap, salary negotiations and diversity within teams remain top concerns for many PAs about to enter the job market. One tip is to arm yourself with information.
Tiffany Hodgson and Alexandra Kayat at the National Rural Health Conference

U.S.-Trained PAs Pave the Way for the Profession in New Zealand

Considering moving overseas but not sure what it would mean for your job as a PA? U.S.-trained PAs share their experiences, challenges, and efforts in pioneering the PA profession in New Zealand, where there is no formally established role for PAs.
Wiley Petersen riding a bull

From Riding Bulls to Seeing Patients: Former Pro Becomes a PA

Wiley Petersen, PA-C, spent 12 years of his life as a professional bull rider. When it came time for his next career move, he decided to become a PA. Going back to school seemed like an insurmountable challenge, but Petersen persevered.
Colonel David L. Hamilton standing near a plane

Military PAs Find Mentors and Network in the Mile High City

AAPA 2019 proved to be a remarkable opportunity for military PAs and students to network and connect. They were able to share their experiences and satisfaction with their careers to help frame the responsibilities and duties of a military PA at several conference events.
PA checking a patient's neck

South Carolina Set to Modernize PA Practice

In August, an updated law will be enacted in South Carolina that will expedite PA entry into the healthcare workforce by streamlining licensure processes and removing archaic, extraneous requirements that serve no public protection role.