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September 10, 2012

Anesthesiologist Assistant Responsibilities

An anesthesiologist assistant assists the anesthesiologist by administering anesthesia. The Anesthesiologist Assistants responsibilities include gathering initial assessment information, monitoring patient during surgery and monitoring patients in post operative recovery. The starting salary for graduates as of 2012 was $98,000 to $125,000.  Anesthesiologist Assistants, once seasoned, can earn $165,000 to $185,000.  If interested in becoming an anesthesiologist assistant, it requires the individual to earn a bachelor’s degree (preferably in the Sciences) then being accepted into a masters degree program that lasts from 24 to 28 months, according to

Anesthesiologist Assistant Surgical Responsibilities

  •         An anesthesiologist assistant troubleshoots equipment, gathers patient initial assessment information, monitors patient during surgery and in post operative recovery, according to

Anesthesiologist Assistant Administration of Medications and Monitoring

  •         Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, an anesthesiologist assistant administers the appropriate sedatives and paralytics exclusively prepared for each individual patient, according to The anesthesiologist assistant also monitors the patient’s complete body system functions during surgery and caters to all patient needs while anesthetized.

Anesthesiologist Assistant Assistance

  •         An anesthesiologist assistant in the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) setting, is responsible for monitoring the patient’s complete body systems, which includes but is not limited to airway management, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, level of consciousness and insuring all advanced life support techniques are ready in case of an emergency, according to


  •         Anesthesiologist assistants are trained to perform the crucial initial assessment, to closely monitor their patients during and then after surgery in the post-op suite.  The anesthesiologist assistant is responsible for three critical phases: Pre-operative phase, In-surgery phase and the Post-operative phase.



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