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Hey there! I'm so happy you wanted to explore the job of an anesthesiologist! Lets go-
My job as an anesthesiologist is to administer sedatives to help patients sleep through operations/surgeries.
To be an anesthesiologist, you have to excel in biology and chemistry. You must be comfortable operating equipment and communicating with people. Tolerance of criticism and attention to detail are key in this job!
Dr. Armel has agreed to take you on a tour of her daily duties in the Medical City Hospital as an anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists work in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient facilities.
Being an anesthesiologist is difficult sometimes, we can have varying shifts (9hrs, 10hrs, 11hrs, etc.) or even be here around the clock depending on the operation! Follow me in to this operating room.
After getting their bachelor's degree, anesthesiologists have to take the MCAT to get into medical school. They must earn a Doctorate's degree. Anesthesiologists have to complete a 4 year residency, pass the board exam, and must take either the USMLE or the COMLEX to obtain a license to practice. In all, they face upwards of 10 years of school after high school.
Here, I need to give anesthesia to this patient so she doesn't wake up during surgery!
After arriving on the correct floor, Dr. Armel must check in with the receptionist and get to work! She has a patient in the operation room.
On average, we earn about $352,518 annually- although it varies. This is a high-stress job, but it is definitely enjoyable at times! Thank you for joining me on your day as an anesthesiologist!
She must go into the operating room to administer drugs to put the patient to sleep during her surgery.
After changing into scrubs, Dr. Armel issues anesthesia to the patient.
Finally! The operation was successful with the help of Dr. Armel! I think two advantages of being an anesthesiologist is the high salary and the job security (constant demand for anesthesiologists). Two disadvantages of the job is the intense years of school and competitiveness of residency positions.
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