I'm interested in becoming an endocrinologist but I have a family member who is a physician that always tries to dissuade me and says that I should be going into a more competitive field so that I am guaranteed of having job security. Their argument is that they essentially claim that NPs are taking over primary care and other fields such as endo and that places would rather hire a NP who can be paid less to do the work. They think this is especially the case in rural areas. To any practicing endocrinologists or other physicians working in primary care or if you know any individuals working in these careers would you agree that this is happening? Do you think it would be difficult for me to find a job as an endocrinologist in the next 7 years?