Learn about the types of people who become nurse anesthetists. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2019

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming nurse anesthetists at a ratio of 1.67 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2019

63% of nurse anesthetists are female and 37% are male.


Gender Bias, 2019

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a nurse anesthetist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.