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is being an anesthesiologists worth all the stress and almost no time to relax?

being a anesthesiologists means giving people anesthesia to numb pain when they need surgery or when giving birth and it takes i think 14 years to become a official anesthesiologist.

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Liz’s Answer

This is a great question!!!
For the most part; ANY field in healthcare is Stressful & not a lot of time to relax.
IF you want to be an anesthesiologist this is a wonderful field, but know that they typically do ONCALL shifts, sleep in the hospital MD quarters and do not have a lot of family time unless you take vacation from work.

With all of this said, it is one of the most rewarding adventures you will have!

Hope this helps and best of luck in your professional venture

LA :)
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warren’s Answer

4 yrs college, 4 yrs med school, 4-5 yrs anesthesia residency. if you join a group which is common now, you have shifts. sometimes you have to do emergency work at night. make a good living. actually its pretty routine, once pt. is asleep you don't do much. warren Reidel, m.d.
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Susan’s Answer

I’m a hospital doctor and I know anesthesiologists are valued throughout the hospital. They do emergency airways. When you need one you need one . They are usually relaxed and highly proficient . I’ve heard it’s 90 % boredom and 10% reacting to intense critical situations emergently.
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Terry’s Answer

Anesthesiology is a very good field of medicine to go into. After medical school, you would need to do an anesthesia residency that is 5 years of training. Once out of residency, you could work in a hospital setting or an outpatient surgery center or a combination.
The larger the hospital, the more stressful your job can be. You would be on call where you may or may not be required to stay overnight. Most anesthesia groups now have CRNAs (nurse anesthesists) who help with cases giving the anesthesiologist more time for other things.
No matter where you work, you will have time off for family and other activities.
The larger hospitals or trauma centers deal with sicker patients who require more care/surgery, so your job would be more stressful.
Some hospitals no longer have OB. A lot of CRNAs place epidurals so anesthesiologists aren't always necessary. Some smaller hospitals have no anesthesiologists.
Outpatient surgicenters are open Monday thru Friday usually from 7 am to 4 or 5 pm or until cases are done. No call, nights or weekends.
So, depending on where you work will dictate how much you work and how stressful your job will be
Becoming a CRNA does not require med school or residency and is obtained thru a nursing degree. So, less time in school and training. I have worked in some hospitals where all anesthesia and OB is done by the CRNAs. An option for some
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