• Anesthesiologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 300,263
    $133,450 range bar $675,591
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Anesthesiologists are doctors who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.

What do they typically do

  • Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures
  • Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and work to correct bad reactions or complications
  • Consult with other medical professionals to decide the type and way of administering the anesthetic or sedation so that the patient feels no pain
  • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods
  • Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation
  • Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery
  • Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgeon's access to area being operated on
  • Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure

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Job Growth +0.7%
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