Projected job openings through 2030
Sample Career Roadmap
Top Expected Tasks
Provide airway management interventions including tracheal intubation, fiber optics, or ventilary support.
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.
Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors.
Control anesthesia levels during procedures.
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.
Administer blood, blood products, or supportive fluids.
Collect and document patients' pre-anesthetic health histories.
Assist in the provision of advanced life support techniques including those procedures using high frequency ventilation or intra-arterial cardiovascular assistance devices.
Monitor and document patients' progress during post-anesthesia period.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Medicine and Dentistry
Customer and Personal Service
Judgment and Decision Making