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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1141 Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 4,670197$42.84/hr$33.32/hr$38.25/hr$40.77/hr$49.75/hr$52.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities200$39.14/hr
Financial Activities850$42.21/hr
Professional and Business Services3,310$47.21/hr
Education and Health Services58,120$48.19/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services100$42.44/hr
Public Administration4,070$50.25/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 970$41.14/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,280$37.12/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,380$49.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,330$42.51/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,370$40.91/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,950$49.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,420$40.93/hr5.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 3,800$39.16/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 4,180$36.35/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 4,240$41.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 4,370$39.37/hr6.5%
Northwest Minnesota 4,670$40.77/hr5.5%
Central Minnesota 6,030$46.77/hr5.9%
Rochester MN MSA 8,990$48.19/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10,710$48.19/hr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 36,760$49.92/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 39,370$49.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 66,700$48.19/hr6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Genetic Counselors 160$46.94/hrN/A
Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other 620$53.51/hrN/A
Psychiatrists 480>$100/hr13.2%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,210$32.64/hr7.6%

  • Identify patients' age-specific needs and alter care plans as necessary to meet those needs.
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Identify patients at risk of complications due to nutritional status.
  • Assess patients' pain levels or sedation requirements.
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate problems.
  • Assess family adaptation levels and coping skills to determine whether intervention is needed.
  • Compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems, such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Collect specimens for laboratory tests.