Advanced Practitioner Job Search: Tips and Advice

How Advanced Practitioners Improve Rural Health Care in America

During the last 30 years, Advanced Practitioners have become a growing, critical force behind health services in rural areas throughout America. These Practitioners are now found in every specialty and healthcare setting, providing care to a diverse patient population.

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Top Benefits All Advanced Practitioners Should Ask For

Negotiating a top–notch compensation package can be challenging for any Advanced Practitioner.The common mistake of asking for or accepting too little can set you up for battles down the road to regain the equitable physician assistant benefits you deserve.

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Building Rapport with Patients: Top Questions for Advanced Practitioners to Ask

A typical advanced practitioner has 15 minutes to identify and address complex medical issues, establish patient rapport and meet all the administrative requirements associated with a visit…

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Top Nurse Practitioner Salaries by City

When seeking nurse practitioner employment opportunities, job location and pay are top considerations. Therefore, it is essential to know where to find the top nurse practitioner salaries when applying for new positions.

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Specialty Spotlight: Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners interested in challenging and rewarding work with newborns should consider a career in Neonatal Medicine.

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Are Your Nurse Practitioner Benefits Competitive?

Competitive compensation packages can make or break your relationship with prospective Nurse Practitioner hires. While many employers provide industry-standard incentive packages, some are offering more to entice NPs to their organizations.

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Most Popular Physician Assistant Practice Locations

Over the last few decades Physician Assistants have become an integral part of medical communities across America. Their essential skillsets, practice flexibility and increasing numbers are making them a force to be reckoned in many specialties and practice sites.

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Physician Assistant Educational Debt: A Look at Medical School Debt by State

The medical profession is well known for creating a heavy student loan burden. While many factors can influence physician assistant student loan debt, geography plays a big role. State to state variances in educational debt can be quite remarkable and often impact a Physician Assistant's bottom line.

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Advanced Practitioner Specialty Spotlight: Working in Psychiatry

Becoming a psychiatrist's assistant is a great opportunity for Advanced Practitioners seeking a challenging and rewarding medical specialty.

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What do Patients Want from Their Healthcare Providers?

Patient satisfaction is an important component of the Healthcare Provider-Patient relationship. Patient expectations of APs greatly affect satisfaction levels and can make or break strong healthcare providers relationships.

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Exploring the Highest Paying Physician Assistant Specialties

There are more than 115,000 Physician Assistants (PA) practicing in America today, making it one of the most in-demand medical professions.

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Specialty Spotlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)

Are you an Advanced Practitioner looking for a rewarding and challenging career change? If so, working in Obstetrics and Gynecology Medicine or OBGYN might be the right choice for you.

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Tips For Following Up After Your Nurse Practitioner Interview

You nailed the job interview and now sit waiting by the phone for a call. What can you do to check back in with your prospective employer without seeming intrusive? Here are a few tips to help you follow up after the interview and set yourself apart from the pack.

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Specialty Spotlight: Surgical Nurse Practitioners

If you enjoy exciting, face paced and rewarding work, you should consider working as a Surgical Nurse Practitioner. This emerging area of Nurse Practitioner practice has increased in popularity over the last decade and is an in-demand specialty. Surgical NPs provide care both in and out of the OR to patients in need of surgical assistance.

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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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