According to CAREERwise, nearly 71,000 registered nurses (RNs) are employed in Minnesota in this very large career. RNs most often work at hospitals, ambulatory healthcare services, nursing and residential care facilities, and insurance carriers.
RNs are currently in very high demand and this career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers. Nursing is a very high-wage career that pays well above the statewide median wage. RNs in the seven-county, Twin Cities metro area earn a median wage approaching $43 an hour. Top earners make nearly $50 an hour.