Anesthesiologist Assistants

Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.

Median Annual Wage: $95,820

Education: Master's degree (42%); High school diploma or equivalent (22%); Post-secondary certificate (17%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Oral Surgery Assistant; Anesthesia Assistant; Anesthesia Tech; Anesthesia Technician; Anesthesiologist Assistant; Anesthesiologist Assistant-Certified; Anesthesiologists' Assistant; Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Technician; Certified Anesthesia Technician and Technologist; Oral Surgery Assistant-Clinical Coordinator

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  • 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).
  • Verify availability of operating room supplies, medications, and gases.
  • Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, or other professional activities to keep abreast of developments in anesthesiology.

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Anesthesiologist Assistants.

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