It’s no secret the dwindling physician supply has caused frustration within the medical industry. The looming predicament has forcibly catapulted the medical industry into a new age of high employment opportunities. This signals great opportunities for qualified professionals lacking MD credentials. Experts forecasted an increase in nurse practitioner (NP) and physician’s assistant (PA) jobs, deemed an effective and solid solution. They were correct as predictions for the 2013 NP-PA demand proved foolproof in the face of a diminished physician workforce.
NP-PA Recruitment Climbing the Ranks
Merritt Hawkins conducted a recent survey of 3,097 permanent physician and advanced practitioner search assignments collected from April 2012 to March 2013. The survey ranked the who’s who on a list of top 20 most recruited specialties for the year. NPs and PAs ranked for the first time by taking the 10th and 12th spots. Recognition was granted on behalf of the dramatic increase of 164% in NP-PA search assignments from 2011-2012 to 2012-2013.
NPs and PAs Cashing in with Salary Increase
2013 proved to be a wealthy year for the NP-PA profession. The physician shortage contributed to the generous salary spike due to the industry’s desperation to fill the gap at any cost.
- NPs earned an average of $118,000 in 2013, up from $99,000 in 2012.
- PAs earned an average of $105,000 in 2013, up from 95,000 in 2012.
Recruiters urge NPs and PAs to take advantage of job and financial security as NP-PA demand continues to grow into 2014.
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