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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 7012>$100/hr$85.44/hr$92.19/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,300$101.63/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Southeast Minnesota N/A>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A6.3%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$94.36/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20>$100/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50>$100/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70>$100/hr18.3%
Northeast Minnesota 70>$100/hr7.3%
Northwest Minnesota 70>$100/hr8.4%
Northwest Balance of State 70>$100/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80>$100/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80>$100/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 830>$100/hr20.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 850>$100/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,300>$100/hr18.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Anesthesiologists 280N/AN/A
Respiratory Therapists 1,860$34.97/hr15.0%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 290$43.87/hr11.1%
Veterinarians 1,620$45.63/hr18.7%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons N/A>$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).