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There's an expected Primary Care physician shortage of between 17,800 and 48,000 doctors by 2034, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. While these numbers are significant, they also speak to the opportunity available to those seeking Primary Care physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant jobs, whether that's in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Urgent Care. Wherever you're at in your Primary Care career, your options are vast. At Provider Solutions & Development (PS&D), we list new Primary Care provider jobs on our job board every day. Our team can help you narrow down opportunities and connect you to roles that will help you reach your goals, both personally and professionally.

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Whether your focus is Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Urgent Care, we've got Primary Care positions that cater to every interest and expertise. Our roles span from part-time to full-time employment, offering varied experiences in diverse settings.

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Whether your focus is Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Urgent Care, we've got Primary Care positions that cater to every interest and expertise. Our roles span from part-time to full-time employment, offering varied experiences in diverse settings.

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Primary Care Physician Job Forecast

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The shortage of Primary Care physicians is a complex issue, but some of the main factors include:

  • Primary Care providers leaving medicine: Many physicians are reaching retirement age and some are choosing to leave clinical medicine altogether, a trend that was accelerated during the pandemic.
  • Rising demand for Primary Care: Approximately 6 in 10 adults live with one or more chronic conditions (like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease) that need to be managed by a physician. This has created a need for more Primary Care physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs).

The Primary Care provider shortage has hit rural areas particularly hard. One study found that although 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, only 9% of the nation's physicians practice in these communities. Physicians willing to live and work in these locations not only gain a wealth of experience but also have the opportunity to make a profound difference in their communities.

No matter where you work, as a Primary Care provider, you have the opportunity to make meaningful connections and form life-long bonds with patients and families.

The Rewards of Being a Primary Care Physician or APC

Working as a Primary Care provider is a rewarding endeavor, offering the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with patients and provide care to multiple generations of families. Primary Care serves as the entrance into the healthcare system, addressing health issues before they escalate. Because of this, Primary Care physicians and APCs can make a substantial impact on public health outcomes.

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Beyond meaningful patient interactions, Primary Care physicians also benefit from a healthy work-life balance. Because Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians work a typical 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule, they can be home for dinner and enjoy the flexibility of a fulfilling personal life alongside their commitments as a doctor.

Finally, the sense of being and integral, respected member of the community, and having the autonomy to have a broad scope of practice, make Primary Care appealing. Providers have the chance to learn continuously and tackle challenges across a spectrum of healthcare concerns.

Role of Primary Care Physicians and APCs

Primary Care physicians and APCs are champions of preventative healthcare, focusing on holistic patient well-being. They operate at the forefront of healthcare, offering initial consultations, diagnosing conditions early on and administering essential treatment.

They guide patients through the healthcare system, referring them to specialists and coordinating care to ensure comprehensive treatment. Their continuous patient management creates a trusted doctor-patient relationship, pivotal for successful health outcomes. Given their broad scope, Primary Care physicians and APCs work in diverse environments, including hospitals, private practices, medical groups and community health centers.

Key advantages of working as a Primary Care physician or APC include:


With a growing demand for Primary Care services, providers in this field enjoy job security and can work anywhere in the country.


Options for locum tenens, part-time and full-time employment offer flexible schedules to suit different lifestyles. Primary Care providers also typically work 8 to 5, with no call, allowing them a healthy work-life balance.


Primary Care providers significantly influence patient lives and public health, making for a rewarding and fulfilling career.


The broad spectrum of care a Primary Care provider delivers allows for varied and interesting work, with continuous learning opportunities.

About Provider Solutions & Development

PS&D is a community of experts founded within Providence, a purpose-driven, 51-hospital health system, over 20 years ago out of a clear need to change recruitment. Today we support dozens of hospital systems and serve physicians and advanced practice clinicians with heart, from residency to retirement, so they can do the same for their patients. With exclusive access to hundreds of positions across the nation, Provider Solutions & Development offers holistic, personal career guidance and placement that puts clinicians’ needs first.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average Primary Care physician salary?

In 2023, the average Primary Care salary was $265,000 – about 2% higher than the previous year, according to Medscape. While salaries did see a small increase year-over-year, Primary Care grew at a lesser rate than other specialties (2% versus 4%) – increasing the already notable gap in Primary Care salaries compared to specialists. On the bright side, trends are showing that Primary Care salaries will continue to grow exponentially – and will eventually outpace specialty salary growth. Read more about 5 Primary Care salary trends we see on the horizon in one of our recent Journal articles.

What does a Primary Care physician’s work-life balance look like?

Primary Care physicians and APCs have a healthy work-life balance, in fact, it’s why many providers choose to go into Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. “Something that is important in Primary Care, and this is probably one of the big reasons why people seek it, is that Primary Care physicians want to have their nights and weekends for family time,” says Dr. Rich Meadows, Chief Medical Officer at Kadlec Medical Group. To learn more about what it’s like to work in Primary Care, read our interview with Dr. Meadows in our Q&A Journal article with him.

Will AI replace Primary Care physicians or APCs?

No. Emerging technology, like Computer Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) and other types of artificial intelligence and ambient listening technology platforms cannot replace Primary Care physicians and APCs. An AI platform can’t conduct an exam by itself or know what a doctor is thinking. Unless a provider says something out loud, it won’t be captured. “CAPD will never replace the human element,” says Dr. Smitherman, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of the Providence Clinical Network. “And in fact, it can create more space and time for providers to concentrate on that human care, not administrative tasks.” To learn more, check out our Journal on the latest advancements in AI technology and their impact on physicians and APCs.