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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 4,490251$64.64/hr$47.18/hr$52.10/hr$64.99/hr$68.07/hr$83.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities170$69.91/hr
Financial Activities50$61.82/hr
Professional and Business Services80$64.99/hr
Education and Health Services4,130$65.11/hr
Public Administration60$64.94/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$51.49/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$61.55/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$52.15/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$64.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$62.81/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$65.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 200$65.26/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$63.94/hr52.7%
Northwest Balance of State 240$61.59/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$51.84/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$61.59/hr48.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 300$64.75/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 340$63.30/hr48.3%
Central Minnesota 370$64.91/hr53.8%
Rochester MN MSA 940$68.07/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,080$66.72/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,190$64.99/hr40.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,340$64.99/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,490$64.99/hr45.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Nurse Midwives 200$61.85/hr12.2%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 500>$100/hr-1.3%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 560$38.66/hrN/A
Physical Therapists 4,510$40.78/hr13.8%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,400$81,986.59/yr18.2%
General Internal Medicine Physicians 2,540>$100/hr0.9%
Chiropractors 1,220$39.69/hr13.6%
Athletic Trainers 1,000$59,110.80/yrN/A
Dermatologists 750>$100/hrN/A
Family Medicine Physicians 2,340>$100/hr4.4%

  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies, based on such patient characteristics as age and gender.
  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions, such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.
  • Develop treatment plans, based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.