Anesthesia Technologist

What do anesthesia technologists do?  

Anesthesia technologists assist with preparation of a patient for anesthesia and surgery and prepare and maintain the operating room equipment for use by the anesthesiologist. 

Where do they work?    

Anesthesia technologists work in environments where patients need to have anesthesia (operating rooms, surgical centers, physician offices, etc.).

What types of patients do they work with?  

These health care professionals work with all types of people who need surgery.

What kind of education do they need?

Educational programs can be a two-year certificate program in a hospital, a two-year degree program, or a four-year degree program, plus one year of study in a hospital.

What is the salary range for this profession?  

$28,000 – $41,000