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Anesthesiologist Assistants - 29-1071.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Anesthesia Assistant
  • Anesthesia Tech
  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant-Certified
  • Anesthesiologists' Assistant
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Technician
  • Certified Anesthesia Technician and Technologist
  • Oral Surgery Assistant
  • Oral Surgery Assistant-Clinical Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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  • Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
  • Administer blood, blood products, or supportive fluids.
  • Assist anesthesiologists in monitoring of patients, including electrocardiogram (EKG), direct arterial pressure, central venous pressure, arterial blood gas, hematocrit, or routine measurement of temperature, respiration, blood pressure or heart rate.
  • Assist anesthesiologists in performing anesthetic procedures, such as epidural or spinal injections.
  • Assist in the application of monitoring techniques, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography, or evoked potentials.
  • Assist in the provision of advanced life support techniques including those procedures using high frequency ventilation or intra-arterial cardiovascular assistance devices.
  • Collect and document patients' pre-anesthetic health histories.
  • Collect samples or specimens for diagnostic testing.
  • Control anesthesia levels during procedures.
  • Monitor and document patients' progress during post-anesthesia period.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, or other professional activities to keep abreast of developments in anesthesiology.
  • Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors.
  • Provide airway management interventions including tracheal intubation, fiber optics, or ventilary support.
  • Provide clinical instruction, supervision or training to staff in areas such as anesthesia practices.
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
  • Verify availability of operating room supplies, medications, and gases.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Administer blood or other fluids intravenously.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Anesthesiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist, Cardiothoracic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist, Pain Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Physician Assistant