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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,25095>$100/hr$84.52/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr>$100/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services2,890$108.37/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70>$100/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90>$100/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 110>$100/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120>$100/hr12.2%
Northeast Minnesota 130>$100/hr14.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130>$100/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160>$100/hr11.0%
Rochester MN MSA 1,080>$100/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,110>$100/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,250>$100/hr11.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,310>$100/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,890>$100/hr11.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Anesthesiologists 680N/A-3.0%
Respiratory Therapists 1,580$38.17/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 210$46.92/hr6.4%
Veterinarians 1,680$51.51/hr13.1%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons N/AN/AN/A
Radiologists 150>$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).