Reason's that I feel NP better than MD are the following:
-You can always work as an RN (it's nice to be able to skill stack.). (I like to do PRN jobs.)
-More opportunities for teaching (With the online programs, a NP can get an adjunct faculty position easily.) (I like that you can teach or precept until you grow old.)
-You can work part-time and that's okay. (You do not have to be stuck at a place all the time since you never know what the office climate might be like.)
-More job openings (Seems like NP's are in demand and this gives us more flexibility.) (Maybe you need or want to move.)
-Flexibility (We can change specialties or teach one another without formalities. ) (I am thinking of working in nursing homes in my old age for instance.)
-I do not want to be the boss. I do not like managing people. (I like the idea that I can leave work politics at the office, but can review educational material on my free time instead.)
- With all these possibilities, we can have work our entire lives. (I do not want to ever retire and sit around and do nothing.)
-If you really want to make more money, you can find ways to make a lot. (Some NP's are go-getters and make more than physicians.) But, if you are looking for a more well-rounded life, that is available too (such as my priority).
-I am just going with the odds. Nothing is absolute for either profession and everyone has things that are frustrating about their jobs. However, I found the NP route to have more good for me than the MD route.