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Neonatologist or Anesthesiologist

What Do They Do?

Neonatologist work with ill and premature newborn infants. Anesthesiologist make sure that patients are not experiencing any pain or agony during an operation.

Who needs the service of these jobs?

Neonatologist are needed for the following:
  • Premature Infants
  • Ill Infants
  • Parents
  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • College Professors


Anesthesiologist are needed for the following:

  • Patients of all kinds
  • Hospitals
  • Employers
  • College Professors

How could we find out what a day in the life of an Anesthesiologist or Neonatologist looks like?

You could volunteer at the hospital, you can talk to someone with the job, or you can look it up.

Can you give examples of two events in the day of a person with this career

Anesthesiologist work with needles every day, as well as many different patients.

Neonatologist work with newborn infants, infants that are premature and they work with ill babies almost every day.

What type of education does this career require?

An anesthesiologist is required to get a bachelor's degree, a medical degree, a state medical license and a residency.


A neonatologist needs 14 years of training, which means four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, pediatric residency and a neonatology fellowship.

Why would someone want to do this job?

Personally, I have always wanted to work in the hospital with babies and I want to be a neonatologist because I love babies and I think it would be an interesting job.


For the past few years I have also been thinking of still working in the hospital becoming an anesthesiologist. I don't really have a good reason but others may want to because they want to work in the hospital, they make good salary, they get to work with different people or just because the want to. I think whatever I do, it will be in the medical field, I just don't know exactly what quite yet.

What is the toughest demand for this job?

Neonatologist have to work with many babies that could be seriously ill. That can be heartbreaking and not everyone wants to have to do that.


Anesthesiologist have to work with patients of all age, and they have to make sure that they are not in any kind of pain. They have to give shots to women in labor or patients right before an operation. The needle has to go in a very specific spot or the patient could be harmed. Not a lot of people want to be responsible for tough jobs like that or just don't have the patients.