I was wondering what everyone's thoughts/predictions are on the future of the PA profession. I know that the nursing market is oversaturated and more and more schools are popping up and pumping out newly minted RNs/NPs and charging absurdly high tuition. Supply seems to be exceeding demand, which is decreasing the value of RN/NP degrees. There is also a push for requiring NPs have doctorates. I'm wondering with the current PA trend, will we ever get to the point where the PA market is oversaturated? Any rules/regulations you foresee becoming an issue for PAs? Any changes in PA education? Any decrease in pay standards due to job competition? Any foreseeable clashing or merging amongst the PA, NP, and physician professions? It seems like an awesome time to be a PA right now, but what do you think it will be like 10 years from now?
Looking forward to hearing your opinions!