The race to hire nurse practitioners and other advanced practitioners may be heating up, according to Rivka Friedman of the Advisory Board Company. A compensation survey found a $10,000 increase in the average salary for nurse practitioners and physician assistant, an indicator of increasing demand. Employers who are willing to train new graduates will have access to a greater pool of potential hires, according to David J. Zetter of Zetter HealthCare Management Consultants.

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