Anesthesiologists

by Megan Rebholz

About the Job

Anesthesiologists are licensed physicians who administer substances to control patients pain before and during surgical procedures. An anesthesiologist has to put the patients comfort, well-being, and safety first.

Salary

About $306,960 per year

Working Conditions

  • Work 35 to 40 hours a week
  • sometimes on call at night, on the weekends, and during holidays

Job Outlook

Excellent employment opportunities

Education Path

  • minimum of 12 years
  • bachelors degree in pre-med or one of the life sciences
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 4 years residency training

Important Qualities

  • emotionally stable
  • good with people
  • must have good phisycal stamina
  • good hand-eye coordination