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.


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