Anesthesiologist Assistants

General Information

Description

Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit59.56%
  2. Private, not for profit27.02%
  3. State and local government4.97%
  4. Self-employed4.78%
  5. Federal government3.61%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 31 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 12,200 openings for physician assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$115,390

State-by-state Salary

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$140,340
$85,200
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 41%
  • High school 21%
  • Post-secondary certificate 16%
  • First professional degree 14%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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