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

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Anesthesiologist; Nurse Anesthetist; Nurse Corps Officer
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Anesthesiologist; Nurse Anesthetist; Sugical Technologist; Surgical Technologist
Anesthesiologist; Anesthesiologist, Cardiothoracic; Anesthesiologist, Pain Management
What they do:
Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.
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:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Medical software

  • Medical calculator software
  • MEDITECH software


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

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