12 nurse practitioner specialties in the highest demand

Family practice and psychiatric nurse practitioners are two of the most in-demand specialties, according to Nursing Process.

Nursing Process, an independent, educational resource site, used data from the the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Association of American Medical Colleges and others to create a list of the top specialties. By 2030, nurse practitioner jobs are predicted to grow 52.16 percent.

Here are the most in-demand specialties, in no particular order:

  • Family practice

  • Adult-gerontology primary care

  • Psychiatric mental health

  • Adult-gerontology acute care

  • Pediatric primary care

  • Pulmonology nurse practitioner

  • Pediatric acute care nurse practitioner

  • House call nurse practitioner

  • Cardiology nurse practitioner

  • Aesthetic nurse practitioner

  • Pain management nurse practitioner

  • Emergency department/urgent care nurse practitioner

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