Forbes 7/15/15 - Nurse Practitioners More in Demand than Physicians
A Merritt Hawkins review of more than 3,100 recruiting assignments from April 2014 to March 2015 found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more sought-after than most specialty providers. NPs and PAs collectively ranked fourth in the 20 leading assignments in the health care industry, according to the report.
"In the team-based, population health model, primary care physicians remain recruiting target number one, but PAs and NPs are target 1A," Travis Singleton, senior vice president at Merritt Hawkins said in a statement to Forbes. "You really can't build patient access or patient satisfaction without them."