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29-1071.01 - Anesthesiologist Assistants

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

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Tasks

  • Provide airway management interventions including tracheal intubation, fiber optics, or ventilary support. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify availability of operating room supplies, medications, and gases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, or other professional activities to keep abreast of developments in anesthesiology. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Control anesthesia levels during procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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 and heart rate. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer blood, blood products, or supportive fluids. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect and document patients' pre-anesthetic health histories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist in the provision of advanced life support techniques including those procedures using high frequency ventilation or intra-arterial cardiovascular assistance devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor and document patients' progress during post-anesthesia period. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist anesthesiologists in performing anesthetic procedures such as epidural and spinal injections. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide clinical instruction, supervision or training to staff in areas such as anesthesia practices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist in the application of monitoring techniques such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography, and evoked potentials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect samples or specimens for diagnostic testing. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adult or pediatric intensive care ventilators — Assist-control ventilation equipment; Pressure support ventilation PSV equipment; Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilators SIMV See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anesthesia inhalers or inhaler units or accessories — Anesthesia vaporizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial line catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood coagulation multiple parameter monitor or meter — Coagulation monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Breathing circuit bags — Anesthesia breathing bags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Cardiac output monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac ultrasound or doppler or echo units or cardioscopes — Echocardiography equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Central venous catheters — Central venous pressure monitoring catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Central venous pressure CVP manometer — Invasive blood pressure analysis equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromyographs — Electromyographs EMG See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic blood pressure units — Automatic blood pressure cuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies — Capnographs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endotracheal tubes — Double lumen tubes; Endotracheal tubing See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas anesthesia apparatus — Gas anesthesia machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High frequency ventilators — High frequency ventilation devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Home care ventilators — Portable ventilation devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infant intensive care ventilators — Volume limited infant ventilation devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units or accessories — Intracranial pressure ICP monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous infusion pumps for general use — Intravenous IV infusion pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laryngoscopes or accessories — Laryngoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen tanks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical nasal cannulae — Nasal airways See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts — Non-rebreather masks; Oxygen delivery masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Ultrasound imaging scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mercury blood pressure units — Sphygmomanometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multiparameter vital sign unit or accessories — Vital signs monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Non invasive bi level machines — Bilevel positive airway pressure BPAP equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines — Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen concentrators — Oxygen delivery concentrators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen monitors or supplies — Oxygen saturation monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peak flowmeters — Peak flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use — Intravenous IV catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Digital spirometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical nerve stimulators or accessories — Peripheral nerve stimulators See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — Allscripts PM; GalacTek ECLIPSE; Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy; WRSHealth EMR (see all 21 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

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

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Work Context

  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 84% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 74% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 72% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 63% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 50% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 68% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 50% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 51% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 61% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 47% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 50% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 40% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 37% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 56% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Radiation — 63% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 43% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 32% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 45% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 29% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 36% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 39% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 45% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related Experience Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, sports medicine physicians, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
42   Master's degree
22   High school diploma or equivalent Help
17   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RSI

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Physician Assistants.
Employment data collected from Physician Assistants.
Industry data collected from Physician Assistants.

Median wages (2014) $46.07 hourly, $95,820 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 87,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 48,900
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Physician Assistants external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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