Love anesth. but following things scare me
-CRNA's creeping faster into this profession
-See myself market tightening in next 5 years
-Longer time period to be a partner in the future
-MD's future will be to supervise CRNA's and do the complicated cases with tons of complications and horendous hours in OR
-Reimbursments will be dragged down by CRNA's and MD's will have to comply to stay competitive
-No more life-style speciality
Love ER too but 2nd option currently. Good things are
-Heard that all ER's in the future will hire only EM certified docs
-No competition from allied health care workers ( I guess no one wants to mess up with the emergencies)
-If worked the same hours as anesth. salaries are pretty competitive
-with population growth, ER's will be overflowing.
Reasons for my thought process
-I have a family with kids to support and tons of debt to repay so I dont want to end up working for a job in anesth. in a small rural town where nobody wants to work.
-Whole dilemma started when CA-3 told me that " I should watch the speciality very closely before deciding to go for it because of the CRNA issues"
-ER will have ample opportunities everywhere and much more flexibility and I see the future bright.
Some of you will hate this post for same old crap but, hey guys I have to make my life long decisions and commitments, so all honest opinions or links from everyone will be appreciated. Good luck to people heading to the final week of ROL certification !!!. Thanks