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Anaesthetists

ANZSCO ID 2532

Overview

All Anaesthetists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 3,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 33% female Gender Share

Anaesthetists provide direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Anaesthetic Registrars training as Anaesthetists are included here.

Specialisations: Intensive Care Anaesthetist, Obstetric Anaesthetist, Pain Management Specialist.

Medical Practitioners who want to specialise as an Anaesthetist can apply for a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Tasks
  • performing pre-operative examinations of patients to determine appropriate anaesthetic and sedation in concurrence with Internal Medicine Specialists and Surgeons
  • discussing the anaesthetic process with patients and obtaining their informed consent prior to surgery
  • administering local, regional and general anaesthetics using a variety of methods such as inhalational and intravenous administration
  • supervising the transfer of patients to operating theatres, positioning on operating tables, keeping patients warm, and responding quickly and accurately if any problems arise
  • monitoring patients throughout surgical procedures and in immediate post-operative procedures
  • recording details of anaesthetic and sedation administered, and the condition of patients before, during and after anaesthesia
  • liaising with other health care workers to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with chronic pain, and to diagnose and treat patients requiring intensive care or resuscitation
  • may instruct medical, nursing, student and ancillary staff on the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of allergic and anaphylactic reactions to anaesthetic agents, and supervision and treatment of life threatening emergencies

Prospects

Pathways

Medical Practitioners who want to specialise as an Anaesthetist can apply for a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Anaesthetists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    92% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Biology

    72% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Chemistry

    63% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. English language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Physics

    54% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  9. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  12. Therapy and counselling

    43% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  13. Law and government

    38% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Engineering and technology

    36% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  17. Clerical

    29% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  20. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    79% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  13. Selective attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    91% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  2. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    85% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    84% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    82% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  7. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    80% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    79% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Communicating within a team

    74% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    72% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  18. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    60% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  10. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Disease or infection

    92% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  15. Electronic mail

    88% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Working conditions

    79% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    76% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists.

All Anaesthetists

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 3,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 33% female Gender Share

Anaesthetists provide direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Anaesthetic Registrars training as Anaesthetists are included here.

Specialisations: Intensive Care Anaesthetist, Obstetric Anaesthetist, Pain Management Specialist.

Medical Practitioners who want to specialise as an Anaesthetist can apply for a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Tasks
  • performing pre-operative examinations of patients to determine appropriate anaesthetic and sedation in concurrence with Internal Medicine Specialists and Surgeons
  • discussing the anaesthetic process with patients and obtaining their informed consent prior to surgery
  • administering local, regional and general anaesthetics using a variety of methods such as inhalational and intravenous administration
  • supervising the transfer of patients to operating theatres, positioning on operating tables, keeping patients warm, and responding quickly and accurately if any problems arise
  • monitoring patients throughout surgical procedures and in immediate post-operative procedures
  • recording details of anaesthetic and sedation administered, and the condition of patients before, during and after anaesthesia
  • liaising with other health care workers to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with chronic pain, and to diagnose and treat patients requiring intensive care or resuscitation
  • may instruct medical, nursing, student and ancillary staff on the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of allergic and anaphylactic reactions to anaesthetic agents, and supervision and treatment of life threatening emergencies

Medical Practitioners who want to specialise as an Anaesthetist can apply for a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Anaesthetists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    92% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Biology

    72% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  3. Psychology

    67% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Chemistry

    63% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  6. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. English language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Physics

    54% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  9. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Computers and electronics

    50% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  12. Therapy and counselling

    43% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  13. Law and government

    38% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    38% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Engineering and technology

    36% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  16. Mechanical

    34% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  17. Clerical

    29% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  19. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  20. Economics and accounting

    25% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  4. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Science

    55% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  19. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    79% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  2. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    68% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    59% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  13. Selective attention

    55% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    54% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  19. Control precision

    43% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  20. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    91% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  2. Helping and caring for others

    90% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    85% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Looking for changes over time

    84% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    82% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  7. Collecting and organising information

    82% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    80% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    79% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Researching and investigating

    79% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Communicating within a team

    74% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Documenting or recording information

    73% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    72% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    70% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  18. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    60% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Physically close to people

    95% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  10. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Disease or infection

    92% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  13. Consequence of error

    91% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  15. Electronic mail

    88% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    86% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    81% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Working conditions

    79% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    76% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists.
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