What Factors Contribute to the Increase in Demand-1

Both professions comprehensive health care within

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even better with PAs and              NPs. Both professions  comprehensive health        care  within their area of specialization Diagnose, treat, prescribe, assess, etc.
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Statistics The Bureau of Labor  Statistics (BLS)  estimates… There will be a  shortage of over  90,000 doctors by  2020. That number will  increase up to 130,000  in 2025. PAs will grow by about  39 percent between  2008 and 2018.  Since 2010, NPs have 
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Increase good or bad? PAs and NPs will provide greater access and more affordable care.  Both specialties can provide excellent quality of care for most  healthcare issues. Quality of care has been shown to be equal or even better with PAs  and NPs.  Training costs are less for PAs and NPs and their job outlook is  excellent.  Those desiring a medical career can spend less time and money by  pursuing a degree as an NP or PA. 
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  • Spring '13
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  • Physician assistant, NPS, PAs, Average program cost

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