Anesthesiologist, Assistant Top Paying U.S. Jobs
Yesterday CNN published a survey of Top 50 Jobs In U.S. where both Anesthesiologists and Anesthesiologists assistants ranked very high in terms of salaries and pay.
The profession of Anesthesiologist is ranked as the 11th best job in the nation and the median salary is $292,000 dollars. Anesthesiologist assistant, which is also called Nurse Anesthetist is ranked as the 15th best job in America with a median salary of $157,000 dollars.
In fact the top salary the Anesthesiologists can get in USA reaches to $408,000 dollars according to the survey. I remember once I read that this was a top salary that a cardiologist may receive. However, here is what reflects this type of salary. It is the "inherent stress in a job that is literally about life and death."
What surgeon does to a patient is of utmost importance. Yet, it is the Anesthesiologist who readies the patient through the operation safely. He he or she does not do the job right, what the surgeon does may be fatal for the life of the patient.
No wonder the job of the Nurse Anesthetist, or the Anesthesiologist assistant is of equal importance and ranked high in the job survey. The median salary of the Anesthesiologist assistant is $157,000 dollar. This type of assistant nurse may take home up to $214,000 dollar annually. Likes Anesthesiologists, to whom they report, these nurses make sure to not make a mistake. The high salaries and good training have helped to drop the failure rates to 1 in 200,000 in these professions.
For comparison the media hourly rate of a registered nurse (RN) that has 20 years or more experience ranges from 26 to 35 dollars hourly, according to Payscale. The starting median salary for RN ranges from $19 to 25 dollars.
Written by Armen Hareyan