HawkJ2010 Posted January 18, 2012 Share Posted January 18, 2012 This post is in regards to future over-saturation in physician assistant field. I realize that the future of PA's is a bright one... but with the enticing salary, shorter length of schooling, and wide variety of specialties there is no wonder many people are changing careers at this time. Looking at the rough statistics there were approx. 75,000 employed PA's in 2008 with a projected 40% increase through 2018. While on paper 40% increase seems great there are mathematically ~30,000 openings. Now, if you take the approx. 150 PA schools graduating an annual class of about 40 students you would reach that 30,000 cap in about 5-6 years. Anywhere after the 6 year mark and the number of PA's will be greater than the amount of jobs available. So roughly anyone graduating after 2015/2016 will be hard-pressed to find a job. Does any of this make sense to you? Questions? Comments? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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