I don't think you can make a decision right now about the job market in three years. I am starting ANP school in January, I haven't done any research on the job market right now because it doesn't apply to my situation. Also - ANP is what I want to do so I am doing it. Before I started nursing school they were saying everyone could get a job, by the time I did pre-reqs, went through the program and took the boards they were saying no one can get a job. Guess what - I got a job within 1 month of getting my license. Especially given the direction that health care is going, it is difficult to predict how things will be in three years. You pays your money and you takes your chances!