Future looks bleak for CRNAs

  1. Thesre will be not much jobs and hence unemployment in 2022 onwards
    http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_br...AND_RB9541.pdf
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  2. 54 Comments

  3. by   m1lkofamnesia
    This study was done in 2007...10 years ago. I'd like to see more recent data.
  4. by   rhinoroc
    Care to explain your thoughts, Superking?
  5. by   superking
    I think it's true.Many CRNA schools pumping out students
  6. by   m1lkofamnesia
    This was published in the AANA Journal in 2009:

    https://www.aana.com/newsandjournal/...9_p121-129.pdf

    "Findings from this study indicate the continued demand for CRNAs is likely."

    I guess time shall tell.
  7. by   wtbcrna
    There is no issue with CRNAs getting good paying jobs. The issue is with CRNAs that think they can have great paying job while working in the most "desirable" cities in the U.S. You need to be willing to move to find a great paying job or you are more than likely going to have to suck it up and work at a low paying ACT practice until another opportunity opens up nearby.
  8. by   superking
    Point is Future Jobs......Not the current situation
  9. by   m1lkofamnesia
    Superking are you an SRNA? Are you worried?
  10. by   superking
    I am a BSN student and aspire to be a CRNA. But now I am scared of the future ...
  11. by   BSN16
    without any studies in my own personal experience i dont see CRNAs being eliminated. My facility staffs probably 5-10 CRNA's per anesthesiologist. Also we staff over-night CRNAs but have anesthesiologist on call. Much more cost effective. I don't see their future looking bleak.
  12. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    Point is Future Jobs......Not the current situation
    Point future job employment prospects should be better not worse as at the time of the RAND study there showed to continued need for more anesthesia providers for several years and this study was also done around the time of the recession and a lot of CRNAs were postponing retirement at that time. Older CRNAs are now retiring at or above the normal rate (purely anecdotal from observations on large group CRNA pages). There will continue to be a growing need for anesthesia providers especially CRNAs that can function independently and be full service anesthesia providers.
  13. by   DeeAngel
    As the Boomers get older and creak their way through the healthcare system I would think demand would be higher than ever for the next 30 years.
  14. by   not.done.yet
    The only way things will be bleak for a CRNA is if anesthesiologist/physician lobbying groups are successful in eliminating or limiting CRNA licensing. Given the cost effectiveness and the now years of evidence that they are safe practitioners, I don't see that happening.

    Any time you pursue a specific specialty it is a gamble. As long as you make that gamble conscientiously you can have peace in your decision.

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Future looks bleak for CRNAs