First off, apologies if I have missed the answer to this question in another thread.
I'm about to start an adult health NP program. When I started this application, I chose adult health over family practice because "family practice," to me, sounds like "miserable primary care doc who sees 1000 patients/day and makes $0." But I've recently been looking at job listings in my area (SoCal) and everybody seems to be looking for FNP's rather than ANP's.
I'm not really sure what subspecialty i'm interested in. I like complex medicine - so maybe something ICU/Cardio-related, but honestly I'm still pretty clueless. What I do know for sure is that I'd like to be employed after I graduate !
So. Is a FNP more market-able ? In terms of eventually developing a subspecialty of interest and trying to get hired - is an ANP or FNP more flexible? Will the alphabet soup really impact my career trajectory?