1) There is an increasing demand for anesthesiologist assistants because it is more convenient for health providers to pay us around$100k per year than to pay a CRNA for literally the same job.
2) People will always have surgeries, so the market is out there. There are about 10 schools nationwide and the program is growing due to the demand. This program has been around for 30 years so I doubt it will be eradicated.
Hope I cheered you up! This is def a great program!