There are many levels of anestheoloy depending on where you are in your current career. During surgery or other medical procedures, anesthesiologists are responsible for administering drugs to reduce or eliminate pain. Some other job responsibilities of anesthesiologists include: adjusting the amount of anesthetic as needed; monitoring patient heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and body temperature; and working with other doctors to decide on treatments and procedures prior to, during and after surgery. An anestheologist may be a nurse anesthetist (CRNA), a Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (DrNP) or a Anesthesiologist Assistant.
Wondering which anesthesiology degree may be right for you? If you are already an RN with your bachelor's degree, you may want to look into the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree (which leads to a certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). If you are already a CRNA and would like to move your career to the next level, you may want to consider a Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (DrNP).
Your next step is to think about where you’d like to study. You can filter your search by location to find a wide variety of accredited graduate-level anesthesiologist programs in your area—or online. For example, select the campus parameter and GradSchools will show you a list of schools that offer anesthesiology graduate programs near you.