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Also called: Anesthesiologist, Attending Anesthesiologist, Medical Doctor (MD), Staff Anesthesiologist

What they do:
Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
  • Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
  • Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.


  • medicine and dentistry
Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • AetherPalm InfusiCalc
  • Medical calculator software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
post-doctoral training or
doctoral degree
usually needed

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