Anesthesiologists

General Information

Description

Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.

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Job Outlook

Overall employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The growing and aging population is expected to drive overall growth in the demand for physician services. As the older population grows and rates of chronic illnesses increase, consumers will seek high levels of care that use the latest technologies, diagnostic tests, and therapies. Demand for most types of physicians and surgeons is expected to increase despite factors that can temper growth. New technologies, such as improved information technologies or remote monitoring, are expected to allow physicians to treat more patients in the same amount of time. If adopted, new technologies can reduce the number of physicians who would be needed to complete the same tasks. In addition, physician assistants and nurse practitioners can do many of the routine duties of physicians and may be used to reduce costs at hospitals and doctor’s offices. Demand for physicians’ services is sensitive to changes in healthcare reimbursement policies. Consumers may seek fewer physician services if changes to health coverage result in higher out-of-pocket costs for them.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$208,000+

Military salary*

$113,899

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State-by-state Salary

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$208,000+
$152,250
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 69%
  • Doctoral degree 24%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • Master's degree 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Chemistry
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