Employment Policy Employment during the fourth year of the PA Program is not recommended. Demanding courses and time constraints are to be expected. Employment during the fifth year of the PA Program is strongly discouraged. Students will spend an average of 40 hours per week at their clinical site, plus complete reading assignments to prepare for end of rotation exams. Students may need to relocate every five weeks, precluding steady employment. Students who choose to work may jeopardize performance and continuation in the program.