Advanced Practitioner Job Search:Tips and Advice

Advanced Practitioner Specialty Spotlight: Orthopedics

Are you an Advanced Practitioner considering a change of clinical specialty? Consider taking a look at Orthopedics. As part of an ongoing Specialty Spotlight series we will show you the ins and outs, stats and advantages associated with a variety of specialties.

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Look Who's 50!: Physician Assistants Today

October of this year will mark the 50th birthday of the Physician Assistant profession. This profession has undergone a lot of changes since its inception and has grown in popularity and scope.

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Nurse Practitioner Salary Factors: Are You Making as Much as Your Colleagues?

Compensation is a sensitive topic that is often not discussed amongst colleagues. This silence can perpetuate inequalities in pay and feelings of resentment if not addressed. To avoid finding yourself in a situation where you aren't being fairly compensated, it is essential to know what you should be making for the services you provide.

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Tune Up Your Resume For A Medical Specialty Change

Having a great resume is critical if you want to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by a prospective employer. Creating a blockbuster resume can be especially challenging if you are a medical professional looking to change your clinical specialty. Each specialty requires a specific set of skills and experience pertaining to that area of medicine. For this reason, it is essential to fine tune your resume before you submit it to ensure that you are presenting yourself in the best possible light.

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How Advanced Practitioners Should Prep New Job

Starting a new job can be an exciting and anxiety provoking time for any medical professional. Each job is different and requires that you adapt to new people, policies and practice styles. It is important to set yourself up for success in your new job by correctly preparing for the position.

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Leaving Your Job: Exit Strategies for a Smooth Transition

Job transitions are a fact of life. It doesn't matter if you are leaving for a new dream job or because of a layoff, a job transition can become awkward if not handled correctly. There are many important factors to consider when planning your exit, some of which should started as soon as you begin your job search.

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Personal Electronic Devices in the Exam Room: Tips to Stop the Distraction

You know the story, you are sitting with a patient in the exam room and a phone rings. There is an awkward silence as the patient grabs their phone and proceeds to talk on it as if you are not there. In an age of instant social media access it can be a challenge to get patients to refrain from device use in the clinic. There are some strategies that can help you diplomatically deal with patients who use devices in the clinic while also decreasing the likelihood of future use.

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Top 5 Paying States for Physician Assistants

Whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first job or a seasoned Physician Assistant, salary can play a big role in where you end up practicing. So before you start your job search, take a look at the top 5 paying states for Physician Assistant's.

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Top 5 Paying Nurse Practitioner Specialties

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, there are more than 220,000 Nurse Practitioners in the United States today. This profession shares one of the highest job satisfaction ratings in healthcare and according to U.S. News and World Report, Nurse Practitioners are ranked #6 on the Best Jobs of 2016 list. While the profession enjoys a generous level of compensation some specialties pay better than others.

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