Nurse Anesthetists

risk level
Based on 81 votes
by year 2032
or $97.63 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

2% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

36% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 2% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Nurse Anesthetists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Nurse Anesthetists' job openings is expected to rise 11.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Nurse Anesthetists' was $203,090, or $97 per hour

'Nurse Anesthetists' were paid 338.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 46,540 people employed as 'Nurse Anesthetists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Nurse Anesthetists'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-1151.00


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Darrel Cooper CRNA (No chance) says
Every patient, and every case is different. No A.I. machine could handle all the nuances and multiple causative factors that determine the outcome of an anesthetic. Also, good anesthesia is part art and part experience and knowledge. A A.I. robot could never master this.
May 25, 2023 at 12:45 PM
Kathy (No chance) says
Manual dexterity, complex procedural skills, interpersonal skills, ability to comfort and reduce fear on part of the patient, rapid decision making based on knowledge, combined with intuition.
May 18, 2023 at 02:29 PM

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