Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists
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.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation. Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics. Select, order, or administer anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products as necessary. Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques. Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results. Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques. Develop anesthesia care plans. Obtain informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures. Assess patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response. Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications. Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs). Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks. Prepare prescribed solutions and administer local, intravenous, spinal, or other anesthetics following specified methods and procedures. Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems.
License: This applicant should submit a completed online application with required fees to the State Board of Nursing. Initial Application Fee for CRNA: $ 150.00 Biennial Renewal Fee for RN and CRNA: $150.00
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Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $63.25   Entry $131,569.00
Mean $82.00   Mean $170,565.00
Experience $91.38 Experience $190,058.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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