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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 4,760264$35.29/hr$26.36/hr$29.72/hr$34.97/hr$40.53/hr$46.93/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities260$35.93/hr
Financial Activities1,070$37.68/hr
Professional and Business Services980$38.15/hr
Education and Health Services63,220$38.01/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration3,360$40.56/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.21/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 760$35.43/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,460$33.49/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,500$33.93/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 2,540$35.10/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,660$31.48/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,960$38.04/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 3,500$31.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,690$31.60/hr3.8%
Northwest Balance of State 4,110$35.36/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 4,190$31.24/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 4,570$31.84/hr12.0%
Northwest Minnesota 4,760$34.97/hr8.1%
Central Minnesota 8,390$37.27/hr11.0%
Southeast Minnesota 12,770$36.02/hr9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 37,440$41.37/hr12.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 39,900$41.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 69,000$38.12/hr11.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,550$22.93/hr12.3%
Physical Therapists 4,740$41.62/hr17.8%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 680$25.18/hr19.2%
Nurse Practitioners 3,880$56.52/hr27.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,780$26.99/hr18.6%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,140$26.30/hr14.9%
Nurse Midwives 270$53.07/hr15.1%

  • Identify patients' age-specific needs and alter care plans as necessary to meet those 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.
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.