Career Overview


What They Do:

Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who administer anesthesia and manage pain. They meet with the surgeon and patient before surgery to assess the health of the patient and make decisions to ensure the anesthesia care is as safe and effective as possible. They also monitor vital signs during surgery, including how well the heart and lungs are working while the patient is unconscious and they also take care of the patient after surgery to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. Primarily work in operating room settings or labor and delivery units setting and monitoring epidurals.

Also Known As:

Anesthesiologist, Medical Doctor (MD), Obstetrical Anesthesiologist, Staff Anesthesiologist, Staff Anesthetist

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in health science related major (4 years)
  • Medical School (4 year - including classroom and clinical work)
  • Residency/Fellowship in Anesthesiology (4-5 years)

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