There is almost certainly a market-based solution to the design of the 21st century workforce. Collaborative patient management with physician extenders(nurse practitioners and physician assistants) is underway and is an increasingly valuable part of our care. Development of clear career advancement paths, training and development enhancements, and enhanced job satisfaction for our nurses, clerical workers, and other medical assistants, is necessary to develop a motivated and skilled workforce to care for the increasing numbers of patients we will manage.

There is almost certainly a market-based solution to the design of the 21st century workforce. Collaborative patient management with physician extenders(nurse practitioners and physician assistants) is underway and is an increasingly valuable part of our care. Development of clear career advancement paths, training and development enhancements, and enhanced job satisfaction for our nurses, clerical workers, and other medical assistants, is necessary to develop a motivated and skilled workforce to care for the increasing numbers of patients we will manage.

In 5 years, when we look back at the JOP’s first years, two things will be certain: We won’t believe we’re doing it so differently, and it was not an easy time. The underlying foundation of our professional activities—that sick and vulnerable people, whose lives are being disrupted by cancer will look to their oncologists for help in providing solutions to their problems—will not change.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2793757/