Nurse Anesthetists (29-1151)

Occupation description:  Administer anesthesia, monitor patients 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5563 14.51 12
United States 38,20045,600 19.3740 9001,640

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 81.4753.1367.67 79.3893.75*
Alaska 88.4839.2466.52 87.1899.46*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 75.3236.6955.90 79.1193.2799.97

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8013 16.342.7 29.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Across the State (March 2010)