So I've been reading about a few things that worry me:
1. Oversaturation of CRNAs.
2. MDAs pushing back against them.
3. Insurance reimbursement going down for anesthesia.
4. The push for AAs over CRNAs.
Taken together, this things make me worry about pursing the career. I don't want to spend all of the time and money required to become a CRNA only to find that I can't find a job due to oversaturation + AAs, and I don't want to find that due to insurance, etc, that I will be paid at a level too low for someone with that amount of education.
I'm not going into this for the money, I have an interest in anesthesia because my family suffers from an anesthesia related condition (Malignant Hyperthermia). I want to do this so badly, but I don't want by the time I get out of school as a CRNA (4-5 years from now) that the field has changed so much that we have no autonomy, low pay, long hours, no competitive advantage due to high numbers available, etc. It's the same thing that happened to the RN profession in recent years - and now pay is lower, no sign on bonuses, no one can find jobs, etc. Should I consider a new career path?