Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.
Common job titles of Anesthesiologist Assistants include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
41.68% said they needed a Master's Degree.
21.8% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors.
Assist anesthesiologists in performing anesthetic procedures, such as epidural or spinal injections.
Collect and document patients' pre-anesthetic health histories.
Verify availability of operating room supplies, medications, and gases.
Provide airway management interventions including tracheal intubation, fiber optics, or ventilary support.
Assist anesthesiologists in monitoring of patients, including electrocardiogram (EKG), direct arterial pressure, central venous pressure, arterial blood gas, hematocrit, or routine measurement of temperature, respiration, blood pressure or heart rate.
Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
Control anesthesia levels during procedures.
Monitor and document patients' progress during post-anesthesia period.
Administer blood, blood products, or supportive fluids.
Assist in the provision of advanced life support techniques including those procedures using high frequency ventilation or intra-arterial cardiovascular assistance devices.
Collect samples or specimens for diagnostic testing.
Participate in seminars, workshops, or other professional activities to keep abreast of developments in anesthesiology.
Provide clinical instruction, supervision or training to staff in areas such as anesthesia practices.
Assist in the application of monitoring techniques, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography, or evoked potentials.
Respond to emergency situations by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
Volume limited infant ventilation devices
Vital signs monitors
Ultrasound imaging scanners
Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilators SIMV
Pressure support ventilation PSV equipmentAll Tools
Portable ventilation devices
Peripheral nerve stimulators
Peak flow meters
Oxygen saturation monitors
Oxygen delivery masks
Oxygen delivery concentrators
Invasive blood pressure analysis equipment
Intravenous IV infusion pumps
Intravenous IV catheters
Intracranial pressure ICP monitors
High frequency ventilation devices
Gas anesthesia machines
Electrocardiography EKG machines
Double lumen tubes
Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP equipment
Central venous pressure monitoring catheters
Cardiac output monitors
Bilevel positive airway pressure BPAP equipment
Automatic blood pressure cuffs
Automated external defibrillators AED
Assist-control ventilation equipment
Arterial line catheters
Anesthesia breathing bags
Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR
Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR
Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
Cerner PowerWorks Practice ManagementAll Technologies
eClinicalWorks Practice Management
Epic Practice Management
GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution
Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
IOS Health Systems Medios EHR
Kareo Practice Management
McKesson Practice Plus
Modernizing Medicine Practice Management
NextGen Healthcare NextGen Practice Management
Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision