When do CRNA usually retire?

  1. Due to the special requirement of the job, good eyesight. Usually people need reading glasses in their 50s, just wondering in most cases, when do CRNA retire?
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  3. by   loveanesthesia
    A lot of CRNAs practice well into their 60's and even 70's. Reading glasses are not a problem.
  4. by   cindybf
    Thats it I am getting lasik. LOL
  5. by   bread angel
    At the recent AANA meeting, membership data showed a number of CRNAs in the over 65 group. Anesthesia is a profession, not a job, so people tend to take it seriously and stay in it as long as they safely can. I personally know about five CRNAs who are over 70 and who happily do anesthesia every day.
  6. by   remifentanil
    My wife and I plan to retire from the profession at age 59... about 4 more years. Fortunately this job pays well enough you can put away serious money to retire on. We actually will not be looking at a decrease in income once we retire.