Anaesthetists are medical practitioners trained in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine. They are mainly responsible for administering anaesthetics to patients before, during and after surgery.
If you’re considering pursuing a medical career, becoming an anaesthetist is the obvious choice. They’re the highest earners in the medical field, with trainees earning between $112,000 and $166,000 (£59,513 and £88,187) per year. Qualified anaesthetists typically make $149,000 to $216,000 (£79,164to £114,750) annually, while those at the top level in the private sector can make as much as $600,000 (£318,781).