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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 13020>$100/hr$37.42/hr$93.49/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,320$109.52/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A>$100/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30>$100/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30>$100/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30>$100/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90>$100/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130>$100/hr12.2%
Northeast Minnesota 140>$100/hr14.2%
Central Minnesota 250>$100/hr11.0%
Southeast Minnesota 290>$100/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,380>$100/hr11.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,480>$100/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,320>$100/hr11.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Anesthesiologists 870N/A-3.0%
Respiratory Therapists 1,200$40.75/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 170$51.52/hr6.4%
Veterinarians 1,830$52.43/hr13.1%

  • 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).