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Anesthesiologists
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.

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Currently Employed: 75

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
  • Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
  • Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
  • Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
  • Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
  • Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
  • Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Arterial line catheters
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
  • Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
  • Gas anesthesia apparatus
  • Tourniquets

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Medical software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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