SOC Code 29-1171 - Nurse Practitioners

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Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.


SOC Code 29-1171 - Nurse Practitioners is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 200,600 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $53.77 and average Annual Wage of $111,840.


Occupation Examples

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
  • Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner
  • Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner
  • NP
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology Nurse Practitioner
  • Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
  • Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Surgical Nurse Practitioner

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