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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 10021>$100/hr$78.90/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,460$111.03/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A>$100/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20>$100/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30>$100/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50>$100/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60>$100/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100>$100/hr12.2%
Southwest Minnesota 120>$100/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140>$100/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 150>$100/hr14.2%
Central Minnesota 250>$100/hr11.0%
Rochester MN MSA 500>$100/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 530>$100/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,260>$100/hr11.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,360>$100/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,460>$100/hr11.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Anesthesiologists 630>$100/hr-3.0%
Respiratory Therapists 1,420$39.64/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 250$49.00/hr6.4%
Veterinarians 1,690$51.11/hr13.1%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 40>$100/hrN/A
Radiologists 460>$100/hrN/A

  • Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results.
  • Assess patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Obtain informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Select and prescribe post-anesthesia medications or treatments to patients.
  • Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications.
  • Develop anesthesia care plans.
  • Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status, using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
  • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
  • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests, such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).