Nurse Anesthetists work under anesthesiologists and with surgical teams to maximize the comfort of patients through the careful administration of anesthetics. If you want to work in the medical field, this is a very in-demand career! Do check it out!

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Develop anesthesia care plans.
  • Obtain informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Assess patient's medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications.
  • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests.
  • Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques.
  • Prepare prescribed solutions and administer them to patients.
  • Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients
  • Calibrate and test anesthesia equipment.

Recommended Credentials

Master’s Degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan

  • NMC’s Nursing Program

Elsewhere in Michigan

  • Michigan State University
  • Oakland University
  • Wayne State University

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Take biology and chemistry classes to see if you enjoy learning and lab work associated with them.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Northwest Education Service’s Allied Health Program can help you learn about healthcare and get a head-start on your medical career.

Pathway 2

Attend NMC’s Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN) Program to start your journey.

Pathway 3

Finish your undergraduate studies at a 4-year school and consider a specialized post-graduate program to advance your career:


Sample Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


Sample Job Titles...

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA); Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Chief CRNA); Chief Nurse Anesthetist; Nurse Anesthetist


10-Year Job Growth Projections

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