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
Southeast Minnesota 13,1005,681$37.28/hr$29.29/hr$32.94/hr$36.62/hr$41.16/hr$47.92/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities140$36.76/hr
Financial Activities1,400$37.51/hr
Professional and Business Services1,420$38.48/hr
Education and Health Services64,450$38.03/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration3,500$40.75/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.82/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 750$36.30/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,500$34.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 2,440$33.27/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,560$34.93/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 2,960$38.68/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 2,990$35.20/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,340$33.15/hr3.8%
Northwest Balance of State 3,930$34.26/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 4,260$32.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 4,470$34.07/hr8.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 4,720$31.31/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 5,100$32.01/hr12.0%
Central Minnesota 6,870$37.70/hr11.0%
Southeast Minnesota 13,100$36.62/hr9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 38,970$41.15/hr12.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 41,640$40.98/hrN/A
Minnesota 71,000$38.16/hr11.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 15,210$23.40/hr12.3%
Physical Therapists 4,670$41.10/hr17.8%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 690$25.26/hr19.2%
Nurse Practitioners 3,970$57.81/hr27.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,590$27.50/hr18.6%
Nurse Midwives 220$56.79/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.