According to The Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment, Anesthesiologist Assistants fall within The SII Realistic Theme Code Category. This assessment classifies careers into different categories depending on the characteristics, interests, and preferences of individuals who tend to work in those careers. It analyzes individuals’ interests in many different areas in order to identify their top Theme Code Categories. This analysis can be applied to match individuals to a career that they will find enjoyable and fulfilling. Strong Interest Inventory® Realistic Careers typically lean towards applying specific skills to resolve clear real-world problems. People who prefer Realistic Careers tend to enjoy working independently.

Anesthesiologist Assistants help Anesthesiologists in administering anesthesia for various surgical and non-surgical procedures. They also calibrate all anesthesia delivery systems before the procedure. During procedures, they monitor patients and their vital signs in order to ensure that they are stable. If there is a problem, Anesthesiologist Assistants may provide airway management interventions, like tracheal intubation, ventilary support, or fiber optics, or may provide other emergency support like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac support (BLS), or other interventions. In more routine situations, they may administer blood products or fluids, or assist Anesthesiologists during electrocardiograms (EKGs). They additionally take measurements of heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, hematocrit, or other vital signs. They are also responsible for collecting diagnostic samples, documenting patients’ progress, and collecting and documenting patients’ medical histories.

Strong Interest Inventory®

Discover the Strong Interest Inventory® career as an Anesthesiologist Assistant. Learn about this career in this data rich write-up including information such as income, daily tasks, required education and more.

Anesthesiologist Assistants use a wide range of medical, laboratory, and clerical tools and technologies. These may include ventilators and inhalers, catheters, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), cardiac output monitors, electrocardiography units, blood pressure units, endotracheal tubes, and intracranial pressure monitoring units. They may also need to use laryngoscopes and medical stethoscopes as well as oximeters, digital spirometers, and peripheral nerve stimulators. In addition, Anesthesiologist Assistants use medical software to document their patients’ histories, treatments, and progress. These include Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR, Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE, Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Integrity, and WRSHealth EMR.

Because their careers are closely related to Anesthesiologists’, Anesthesiologists Assistants need to have a strong foundation in medicine, dentistry, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. In addition, they need to stay up-to-date on new developments in the field. Good communication skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) are vital, as is the ability to understand and process large amounts of technical information quickly and easily. Lastly, their interaction with patients requires a high level of customer service. Solid listening and monitoring skills and the ability to spring into action quickly in case of a medical emergency are essential. In the same vein, they must have strong near vision, perceptual speed, hand-arm steadiness, and finger dexterity. All of these characteristics are necessary for Anesthesiologists Assistants to carry out specific technical tasks precisely.

Anesthesiologist Assistants’ salaries and rates of employment are skyrocketing nationwide. In Colorado and Georgia, their rates are expected to increase by over 50%, with states as diverse as Nevada, Florida and Tennessee all well over 40%. In most of the country, they earn roughly between $60,000 and $120,000, though the best-paid Anesthesiologist Assistants in California can make closer to $160,000 per year. That said, in other states, such as Texas, the lowest-paid salaries might be as low as $40,000, depending on an individual’s experience and level of education.

Below are some employment trends for Anesthesiologists Assistants:

  • Median Salary: $53.97 hourly, $112,260 annually
  • Employment: 118,800 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much faster than average (11% or Higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 11,500
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2014-2022 employment projections]

Visit Our Strong Interest Inventory® Resource Page

Visit Our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Career Resource Database for Information on MBTI® Personality Type Careers

To Learn More About the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, visit our About MBTI Test Page

Gain access to your best-fit careers, occupational preferences and interests with these career based Strong Interest Inventory® Assessments:

  • Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

    Delve deeper into what your interests, hobbies, favorite topics, and locations can mean for your career and personal life with the help of this extensive and personalized Strong profile.

    Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

    Price: $59.95 Buy now
  • Strong Interest Inventory Profile Test & Profile

    Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

    Mold your future success by choosing a career that accurately reflects your interests, preferences,  favorite topics as well as your likes and dislikes with the help of this profile.

    Direct your future based on what you like and enjoy, providing you with a happier, more fulfilling life and career. The Strong Interest Inventory® Profile uses an extensive analysis of your interests and preferences to guide you towards a career that best suits who you are on a personal level. Depending on your likes and dislikes compared to others in specified fields, you may find a fulfilling career previously unthought-of, helping guide you down the road to success and happiness.

    Download sample Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

    Price: $49.95 Buy now
  • iStartStrong™ Report

    Plan your future career based on your interests and preferences, leading you down the path to a successful work and personal life.

    Use your interests, preferences, and favorite subjects and leisure activities to assess which career or career field works best with who you are and what you like. Through the web-interactive and thorough iStartStrong™ report, you’ll get set off on the right foot toward finding a career that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

    Download Sample iStartStrong™ Report

    Price: $39.95 Buy now

Explore our Strong Interest Inventory® Blog Pages:

Assessment Categories


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections