Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.
Common job titles of Anesthesiologists 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.
69.18% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.
24.71% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.
Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions.
Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers.
Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, or anesthetic and sterilizing equipment.
Instruct individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease.
Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports.
Conduct medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques.
Valve mask resuscitators
Swan Ganz artery catheters
Suction machinesAll Tools
Personal digital assistants PDA
Peripheral nerve stimulators
Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps
Laryngeal mask airways LMA
Invasive hemodynamic pressure monitors
Intravenous IV equipment
Heart rate monitors
Gas anesthesia administration machines
Evacuated blood collection tubes
Esophageal tracheal airway devices
Endotracheal ET tubes
End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies
Electronic blood pressure units
Electrocardiography EKG machines
Digital anesthesia machines
Blood collection syringes
Automated external defibrillators AED
Anesthesia gas concentration monitors
Anesthesia machine software
AtStaff Physician Scheduler
Drug database software
EDImis Anesthesia Manager
Electronic medical record EMR softwareAll Technologies
Healthpac Medical Billing
Medical calculator software
Skyscape 5-Minute Clinical Consult
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
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
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.