Top 10 Paying Specialties in the PA Profession in 2020

The PA profession includes PAs who work in several dozen specialties, ranging from family or emergency medicine to pathology or hospital medicine. Compensation differs substantially between some specialties. Which individual specialties topped 2020 compensation for PAs? We have the data!

It’s Been a Weird Year: We Need You to Take the AAPA Salary Survey

We need your help. AAPA’s Salary Survey is open now – and your participation is crucial. This year’s Salary Survey specifically addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, so whether your hours were decreased, your benefits were reduced, or you were furloughed, we want to hear from you.
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Top 10 Paying Specialties in the PA Profession

The top paid specialties in the PA profession are currently cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery as well as thoracic surgery, followed by emergency medicine. Among the 10 highest compensated specialties in the PA profession, four of the top 10 specialties are surgical subspecialties.

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.
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PAs Embrace Telemedicine After COVID-19 Jumpstart

Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
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Explore Vast Array of Research in 2020 ePosters Online Gallery

Explore the vast array of PA research showcased in the annual ePoster competition. For the first time ever, ALL of the ePosters are displayed on AAPA’s website. This year’s research covers topics ranging from developing a standardized note template and minimizing student burnout to defining the quality of care at a student-run clinic.