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New data from unrelated sources indicate that nurse practitioners and physician assistants (known collectively as advanced practice providers, or APPs) and urgent care may be intersecting more frequently, and more beneficially, than ever before. While the nursing education group Nursing Process notes that emergency departments/urgent care centers are among the top 12 settings in which NPs are in high demand, an article published by US News & World Report puts NPs in the top spot of its Best Health Care Jobs list. Physician assistants are right behind in the number-two spot. The report estimates there are 112,700 job openings for NPs at a median salary of $120,680 and 38,400 for PAs (median salary: $121,530) in the U.S. currently.

Perfect Timing: How Urgent Care and APP’s May Be Fueling Each Other’s Growth