The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is predicting a shortage of more than 90,000 primary care physicians by the end of this decade. Nurse Practitioners may be able to close some of those gaps in service, provided projections of a 30% job growth in the profession come to fruition. They already play a role in disease prevention and management, conducting physicals, writing prescriptions, ordering tests and providing patient education. That role will become even more vital with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis on wellness and with the greying of America. NPs have specialized practice areas similar to physicians, with commensurate salaries. The highest salaries are consistently in geriatric medicine, but will vary by state. To compare salaries across the nation access this resource.
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