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Nurse Anesthetists

Employment Prospects


There are about 45,000 nurse anesthetists working in the United States. Many nurse anesthetists are employed by hospitals or outpatient surgery centers. Dentists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and pain management specialists also employ them. Others may be employed in a group or independent practice that provides services to hospitals and other health care centers on a contract basis. Some work for rural hospitals, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. military. Health care institutions are eager to employ nurse anesthetists because of the high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia service that they provide to patients.

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