As the elderly population grows and more people have access to affordable health care, job openings for advanced practice providers will continue to develop. The employment outlook for nurse practitioners projects a 35% increase between 2014 and 2024. For physician assistants, the employment outlook predicts a 30% rise. The state with the highest concentration of job opportunities for this group overall is Maine. Top states specifically for nurse practitioners include Mississippi, Connecticut, and Tennessee, while West Virginia, South Dakota, and New York head the list for physician assistants.