Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are physicians who specialize in the planning, performance, and maintenance of a patient's anesthesia during surgical, obstetric, or other medical procedures. Using special equipment, monitors, and drugs, the anesthesiologist makes sure the patient feels no pain and remains uninjured during the procedure. There are approximately 30,200 anesthesiologists employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage patients' anesthesia during surgical, obstetric, or other medical procedures
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Medical residency required; fellowship recommended
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Private Practice or Health Care Manager
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Medical Resident

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