Nurse Anesthetists

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit55.94%
  2. Private, not for profit23.00%
  3. Self-employed11.74%
  4. Federal government4.61%
  5. State and local government3.74%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 29,400 openings for nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$183,580

State-by-state Salary

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$208,000+
$117,100
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 55%
  • Master's degree 40%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Biology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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