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ANESTHESIOLOGIST/DEPT. HEAD, IN-DEPTH: Helping People Who Don't Have Money Get The Care They Deserve

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Lisa, an Anesthesiologist and also the Head of the Anesthesiology Department at a hospital in New York City, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, her "aha!" moment in choosing this path, and how hard it is to get a job in her field. The Anesthesiology field is growing and needs more quality professionals, both doctors and nurses.

Degree: Medicine - Science
Job Title: Anesthesiologist/Department Head

Job Summary: Anesthesiologists

Job Description

Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.

The role of the anesthesiologist extends beyond the operating room. The anesthesiologist is responsible for the assessment of the patient prior to surgery and also for the well-being of the patient while emerging from the effects of anesthesia.

Some anesthesiologists also do pain management for people with chronic back or neck problems.

On-the-Job Training

Residency/Internship

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$130,000 - $400,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, People skills, Mathematical skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Doctorate
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m='8770'>people who</span> <span m='9090'>don't</span> <span m='9280'>have</span> <span m='9410'>a</span> <span m='9450'>lot</span> <span m='9680'>of</span> <span m='9760'>money,</span> <span m='10140'>so</span> <span m='10560'>they</span> <span m='10700'>are</span> <span m='10850'>under-served.</span> <span m='11600'>And it's</span> <span m='11880'>a</span> <span m='11980'>city</span> <span m='12250'>hospital,</span> <span m='13340'>and</span> <span m='13620'>they</span> <span m='13750'>get</span> <span m='14710'>state</span> <span m='15600'>and</span> <span m='17420'>federal</span> <span m='18230'>funds</span> <span m='18840'>to</span> <span m='19220'>help</span> <span m='19490'>them</span> <span m='19850'>get</span> <span m='20030'>medical</span> <span m='20410'>care.</span> </p><p><span m='20960'>And</span> <span m='21080'>so</span> <span m='21170'>I</span> <span m='21240'>love</span> <span m='21430'>being</span> <span m='21620'>able</span> <span m='21760'>to</span> <span m='21830'>be</span> <span m='21960'>part</span> <span m='22240'>of</span> <span m='22320'>that.</span> <span m='23160'>The</span> <span m='23270'>challenges</span> <span m='23930'>that</span> <span m='24050'>I</span> <span m='24140'>find</span> <span m='24670'>are</span> <span m='25440'>pretty</span> <span m='26090'>much</span> <span m='26670'>on</span> <span m='26970'>the</span> <span m='27040'>same</span> <span m='27400'>side</span> <span m='27840'>of</span> <span m='27940'>that,</span> <span m='28270'>the</span> <span m='28380'>challenges</span> <span m='28880'>of</span> <span m='29110'>actually</span> <span m='29210'>having</span> <span m='29560'>the</span> <span m='29650'>funds</span> <span m='30080'>to</span> <span m='30560'>take</span> <span m='30820'>care</span> <span m='31010'>of</span> <span m='31070'>patients</span> <span m='31460'>the</span> <span m='31540'>best</span> <span m='31900'>we</span> <span m='32040'>can</span> <span m='32659'>and</span> <span m='33100'>giving</span> <span m='33390'>them</span> <span m='33540'>the</span> <span m='33670'>opportunity</span> <span m='34260'>to</span> <span m='34340'>have</span> <span m='34710'>as</span> <span m='34910'>much</span> <span m='35290'>as</span> <span m='35560'>any</span> <span m='35960'>other</span> <span m='36220'>patient</span> <span m='36525'>who</span> <span m='36830'>has</span> <span m='37040'>a</span> <span m='37130'>lot</span> <span m='37480'>of</span> <span m='37570'>money,</span> <span m='38210'>that</span> <span m='38360'>it</span> <span m='38460'>should</span> <span m='38650'>be</span> <span m='38730'>on</span> <span m='40750'>equal</span> <span m='40990'>footing.</span> <span m='41280'>They</span> <span m='41380'>should</span> <span m='41560'>be</span> <span m='41670'>the</span> <span m='41750'>same</span> <span m='42050'>regardless</span> <span m='43000'>of</span> <span m='43080'>how</span> <span m='43230'>much</span> <span m='43480'>they</span> <span m='43580'>make.</span> </p><p><span m='44430'>I</span> <span m='45050'>think</span> <span m='45450'>that</span> <span m='45680'>one</span> <span m='45870'>of</span> <span m='45950'>the</span> <span m='46110'>aha</span> <span m='46400'>moments,</span> <span m='47400'>I</span> <span m='47440'>mentioned</span> <span m='47750'>before,</span> <span m='48100'>I</span> <span m='48130'>wasn't</span> <span m='48430'>really</span> <span m='48630'>sure</span> <span m='48970'>what</span> <span m='49360'>aspect</span> <span m='49830'>of</span> <span m='49890'>medicine</span> <span m='50280'>that</span> <span m='50390'>I</span> <span m='50430'>want</span> <span m='50630'>to</span> <span m='50830'>practice.</span> <span m='51760'>And</span> <span m='51940'>the</span> <span m='52020'>reason</span> <span m='52230'>why</span> <span m='52340'>I</span> <span m='52400'>decided</span> <span m='52880'>anaesthesia</span> <span m='53070'>was</span> <span m='53560'>because</span> <span m='53810'>I</span> <span m='53850'>had</span> <span m='54140'>basically a</span> <span m='54540'>mentor--</span> <span m='55330'>a</span> <span m='55460'>woman</span> <span m='55850'>who</span> <span m='55950'>was</span> <span m='56140'>an</span> <span m='56220'>anesthesiologist</span> <span m='57260'>who</span> <span m='57710'>I</span> <span m='57870'>really</span> <span m='58240'>admired.</span> </p><p><span m='58770'>And</span> <span m='59020'>she</span> <span m='59270'>said</span> <span m='59490'>to</span> <span m='59580'>me</span> <span m='59720'>one</span> <span m='59930'>day,</span> <span m='60650'>when</span> <span m='60800'>I</span> <span m='60860'>was</span> <span m='61050'>just</span> <span m='62200'>trying</span> <span m='62470'>to</span> <span m='62530'>check</span> <span m='62770'>it</span> <span m='62860'>out</span> <span m='63110'>and</span> <span m='63210'>spending</span> <span m='63510'>some</span> <span m='63680'>time</span> <span m='63970'>with</span> <span m='64120'>her,</span> <span m='64530'>she</span> <span m='64680'>said</span> <span m='64849'>this</span> <span m='64989'>is</span> <span m='65080'>something</span> <span m='65310'>that</span> <span m='65430'>you</span> <span m='65519'>should</span> <span m='65700'>look</span> <span m='65940'>at.</span> <span m='66060'>You're</span> <span m='66160'>very</span> <span m='66400'>good</span> <span m='66570'>with</span> <span m='66720'>your</span> <span m='66860'>hands.</span> <span m='68390'>It's</span> <span m='68600'>a</span> <span m='68660'>good</span> <span m='68880'>feel</span> <span m='69240'>that</span> <span m='69410'>when</span> <span m='69530'>you</span> <span m='69620'>go</span> <span m='69780'>home,</span> <span m='70590'>you</span> <span m='70680'>don't</span> <span m='70840'>get</span> <span m='71010'>patients</span> <span m='71370'>calling</span> <span m='71620'>you</span> <span m='71770'>up</span> <span m='71900'>at</span> <span m='72050'>night.</span> <span m='73020'>If</span> <span m='73130'>you</span> <span m='73250'>want</span> <span m='73430'>to</span> <span m='73480'>eventually</span> <span m='73890'>be</span> <span m='74060'>a</span> <span m='74120'>mother</span> <span m='74650'>and</span> <span m='74850'>work,</span> <span m='75250'>this</span> <span m='75420'>is</span> <span m='75550'>a</span> <span m='75600'>good</span> <span m='75780'>field</span> <span m='76080'>for</span> <span m='76240'>that</span> <span m='76600'>as</span> <span m='76810'>well.</span> <span m='77680'>And</span> <span m='77980'>so</span> <span m='78410'>I</span> <span m='78810'>followed</span> <span m='79130'>her</span> <span m='79250'>lead.</span> <span m='79490'>And</span> <span m='79600'>I</span> <span m='79990'>think</span> <span m='80400'>I</span> <span m='80440'>made</span> <span m='80690'>the</span> <span m='80780'>right</span> <span m='81030'>decision</span> <span m='81305'>with</span> <span m='81580'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='82410'>Is</span> <span m='82650'>it</span> <span m='82730'>hard</span> <span m='82960'>to</span> <span m='83050'>get</span> <span m='83180'>a</span> <span m='83240'>job</span> <span m='83490'>right</span> <span m='83670'>now in</span> <span m='83870'>anesthesia?</span> <span m='85110'>Probably</span> <span m='85620'>not.</span> <span m='85950'>I</span> <span m='85980'>mean,</span> <span m='86250'>I'm</span> <span m='86380'>here</span> <span m='86570'>at</span> <span m='86650'>this</span> <span m='86810'>anesthesia</span> <span m='87310'>conference</span> <span m='87840'>and</span> <span m='87940'>I'm</span> <span m='88040'>seeing</span> <span m='88300'>a</span> <span m='88350'>lot</span> <span m='88560'>of</span> <span m='88630'>people</span> <span m='89030'>who</span> <span m='89570'>talk</span> <span m='89770'>about</span> <span m='90010'>their</span> <span m='90160'>jobs.</span> <span m='90590'>And</span> <span m='90660'>it</span> <span m='90770'>seems</span> <span m='90970'>to me</span> <span m='91190'>like</span> <span m='91410'>they</span> <span m='91530'>tend</span> <span m='91770'>to</span> <span m='91830'>be</span> <span m='91950'>looking</span> <span m='92280'>for</span> <span m='92470'>qualified</span> <span m='93270'>anesthesiologists</span> <span m='94660'>or</span> <span m='94730'>people</span> <span m='95060'>that</span> <span m='95230'>are</span> <span m='95370'>in</span> <span m='95420'>the</span> <span m='95490'>field</span> <span m='95770'>of</span> <span m='95850'>anesthesia.</span> <span m='96380'>Not</span> <span m='96580'>necessarily</span> <span m='97100'>doctors,</span> <span m='97710'>but</span> <span m='98250'>nurses</span> <span m='98630'>that</span> <span m='98750'>also</span> <span m='98990'>practice</span> <span m='99420'>anesthesia.</span> </p><p><span m='100060'>And</span> <span m='100210'>so</span> <span m='100400'>I</span> <span m='100490'>think</span> <span m='100680'>that</span> <span m='100800'>there</span> <span m='101020'>is</span> <span m='101370'>a</span> <span m='101420'>lot</span> <span m='101660'>of</span> <span m='101770'>opportunity</span> <span m='102870'>out</span> <span m='103090'>there.</span> <span m='103340'>And it</span> <span m='103530'>is</span> <span m='104490'>a</span> <span m='104840'>job</span> <span m='105320'>where</span> <span m='105480'>you</span> <span m='105640'>can</span> <span m='105800'>pick</span> <span m='105990'>up</span> <span m='106100'>and</span> <span m='106240'>go.</span> <span m='106490'>You</span> <span m='106630'>don't</span> <span m='106800'>have</span> <span m='106960'>to</span> <span m='107050'>have</span> <span m='107270'>an</span> <span m='107360'>office.</span> <span m='107830'>You</span> <span m='107920'>don't</span> <span m='108090'>have</span> <span m='108320'>to</span> <span m='109250'>pay</span> <span m='109490'>for</span> <span m='109680'>secretary</span> <span m='110330'>and</span> <span m='110410'>that</span> <span m='110600'>type</span> <span m='110810'>of</span> <span m='110950'>thing.</span> <span m='111220'>So</span> <span m='111470'>it's</span> <span m='111570'>a</span> <span m='111620'>pretty</span> <span m='112070'>mobile</span> <span m='112430'>field</span> <span m='112780'>as</span> <span m='112910'>well.</span> </p>","file":{"id":298110,"video_id":"2748827756001","name":"1304-Lisa-AnesthesiologistChief2","duration":114405,"thumbnail_url":null}});