There are currently an estimated 41,800 nurse anesthetists in the United States. The nurse anesthetist job market is expected to grow by 16.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are nurse anesthetists?

CareerExplorer rates nurse anesthetists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,100 nurse anesthetists. That number is based on 6,800 additional nurse anesthetists, and the retirement of 3,300 existing nurse anesthetists.

What’s the supply of nurse anesthetists?

The nurse anesthetist industry is concentrated in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Nurse Anesthetist job market by state

State Name Employed Nurse Anesthetists
Texas 5,770
Ohio 2,540
Pennsylvania 2,360
North Carolina 2,340
Tennessee 2,280
Michigan 2,120
Minnesota 2,000
New York 1,660
Florida 1,640
California 1,460
Illinois 1,410
Alabama 1,400
Massachusetts 1,190
Missouri 1,110
Kentucky 1,040
Georgia 1,010
South Carolina 820
Virginia 810
Louisiana 680
Washington 660
Wisconsin 640
Connecticut 630
Indiana 520
West Virginia 490
Maryland 460
Mississippi 450
Idaho 440
Kansas 390
Maine 380
Colorado 380
Puerto Rico 370
Arkansas 350
South Dakota 330
Oklahoma 330
Nebraska 300
Iowa 280
Oregon 270
New Jersey 250
New Hampshire 240
Delaware 160
North Dakota 150
Utah 120
Hawaii 90
Alaska 60
Montana 60
New Mexico 40
Wyoming 40