What are the basic duties of an anesthesiologist?
I'm a teenager still looking for potential careers. I've always been fascinated with medicine, and I recently learned about anesthesiologists. The average pay (200-300 grand a year) and my presumed idea of what the career involves seems very interesting to me, but I can't find much information on the specifics of what they actually do. Does anyone know the basic (and extended, if possible) duties of an anesthesiologist? Personal experience would be best but if you find stats online I'll take those too. Thanks.
Asked By: Cody R - 4/2/2008
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i am currently studying to be a nurse anesthestist which is like an anesthesiologist but the nurse version. It is an anesthesiologists job to make sure a patient undergoing any type of surgery feels comfortable and also adequately sedated during the surgery. an anesthesiologist can work anywhere from a general... More
Answered By: Thai T - 4/2/2008
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don't kill the patient
Answered By: Meloo - 4/2/2008
See the following website
Answered By: TexasChick - 4/2/2008
American Society of Anesthesiologists - Patient Education... More
Answered By: Shōjo-ai - 4/2/2008
THEIR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T WAKE UP IF YOU DO THEN THEY SURE AS HELL ARE MAKING WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. THEY'RE LIKE EXPENSIVE DAYCARE WORKERS!
Answered By: MIKE C - 4/2/2008
Consult with the patient / family about your drug of choice to keep the patient sleeping and healthy... More
Answered By: ratrafhcd - 4/2/2008
Read this answer I gave a while ago... More
Answered By: Pangolin - 4/4/2008
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