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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
Southwest Minnesota 25031$64.07/hr$50.08/hr$55.29/hr$63.98/hr$66.31/hr$80.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities30$54.85/hr
Professional and Business Services100$64.01/hr
Education and Health Services5,050$63.80/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$73.87/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 70$55.37/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$57.58/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$63.98/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$63.66/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$60.59/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$66.04/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$57.74/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 210$62.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 250$63.98/hr52.7%
Northwest Balance of State 290$63.62/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$64.02/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 330$62.96/hr48.2%
Northeast Minnesota 360$64.02/hr48.3%
Central Minnesota 410$62.83/hr53.8%
Rochester MN MSA 1,210$64.50/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,350$64.50/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,580$63.08/hr40.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,760$63.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,300$63.92/hr45.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Nurse Midwives 340$57.52/hr12.2%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 790$94.17/hr-1.3%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 760$38.08/hrN/A
Physical Therapists 4,430$45.73/hr13.8%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,410$79,398.79/yr18.2%
General Internal Medicine Physicians 2,440>$100/hr0.9%
Chiropractors 1,330$37.56/hr13.6%
Athletic Trainers 1,160$60,187.73/yrN/A
Dermatologists 660>$100/hrN/A
Family Medicine Physicians 2,840>$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.