Anesthesiology

A Career in Medicine

Overview

An anesthesiologist is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. An anesthesiologist implies that you have had 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school and another 3 in residency.

Schooling

If you are interested in becoming an anesthesiologist, you are in for a very long time in school. Not only that but a very difficult road in school. Most of the required courses are advanced credits.

Anesthesiologists are not only the ones who prescribe the medicine, they are in the surgery room with the patients.

Salary

Anesthesiologist are some of the most highly trained medical professionals in the field. Therefore, they are highly sought after by many companies and hospitals. They have a very important job and with that job comes a very large salary. Even during their residency they usually get paid around 65 thousand dollars but when they come out of residency, their salary jumps up. Anesthesiologist in Texas make between 235 and 500 thousand dollars per year with the middle 50% around 352 thousand. That is just the base salary, anesthesiologists have many benefits and perks that also pile on top of the salary.

Residency

Anesthesiology is an extremely competitive profession. There are many steps in the application process and even if you make it all the way through medical school, you are still not garunteed a position in residency. You must apply then go through interviews for any position that is offered to you.

Job availablility

Anesthesiology is a growing profession but there are still more anesthesiologists needed. It is however a very competitive profession in which the top candidates get the best jobs. The medical field will always need anesthesiologists but ever year the space for new employees gets smaller and smaller.