What It Takes
To Become An Anesthesia Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities
High school diploma or equivalent experience and at least two years experience in a hospital with similar anesthesia operations is preferred. Completion of Anesthesia Technician Certification program and certification as an Anesthesia Technician is preferred.
The profession requires at least a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in the sciences such as chemistry and biology. If possible, students should attend an accredited college or university with a good science or pre-med program. Some responsibilities are to maintain supplies on-hand as may be required by Anesthesiologist. Clean and perform minor maintenance on anesthesiology equipment. Perform assigned duties promptly and efficiently.
Training and Personality Advantages
Minimum (starting pay)
According to the AMA, in 2006 (the most recent job-specific data) anesthesiologist assistants earn from $95,000 to $120,000 per year.
More experienced salary
Credentialing and experience may increase an annual salary to anywhere from $160,000 to $180,000.