Career As Anesthesia

You’ve heard several times that during the time of operation, doctor unconscious patients in order to relief them from pain!

Do you know? What is the technique behind this?

What that particular term is known as?

It is Anesthesia!

The word anesthesia (also known as anaesthesia) is derived from two Greek words – “an” that means “without” and esthesis means “sensation”. It is one of the branch of Medical Courses.

Definition –“Anesthesia is the temporary state of unconsciousness that can be done either through injection or by inhalation (breathing in). It numb the sensation of the patient and enables the doctors to carried out medical procedures without any pain and discomfort”.


Characteristics of Anesthesia

It has the following properties:

  • Analgesia – relief and prevention from pain
  • Paralysis – extreme muscle relaxation
  • Amnesia – loss of memory
  • Unconsciousness

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Drug that causes anesthesia is called anesthetic.

The physician who performs anesthesia is called anesthesiologist (in US) and anesthetist (in UK).

Anesthesia are of different types namely regional anesthesia (only makes that part of the body unconscious that is to be operated), local anesthesia (similar to regional anesthesia but it is only applied to smaller area) and general anesthesia (makes the body unconscious).

Mostly, people undergoes under anesthesia during the surgical procedure or during the birth of their baby.

Importance of Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia plays a very important role in the practice of medicine. Using anaesthesia during the surgical procedures has pros and cons.

  • Anaesthesia enables patients to go through the operation safely without feeling any pain.
  • It helps the anesthesiologist to carried out operation easily and efficiently.
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Courses & Duration

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In India, there are many Universities & Institutions which offers Anesthesia Courses by providing an opportunity to the students to take up the profession of an Anesthetist & Anesthesiologist. Many Institutions offer undergraduate & postgraduate degree programme in the field of Anesthesia & Anesthesiology.

Anesthesiology is the study of anesthesia and administering the same on patients, those needs surgical intervention as part of their treatment.


  • Diploma in Anesthesia
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Anesthesia: It is three year duration programme.
    • B.Sc. Anaesthesia Technology
    • B.Sc. Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technology
    • B.Sc. Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Techniques
    • B.Sc. Medical Technology (OT and Anaesthesia Technology)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anesthesiology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Anesthesia: The duration of this programme is two years.


To pursue the programme in Anesthesia field, students have to meet the given eligibility criteria:

  • Students have to qualify 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • After 10+2, students have to pass the MBBS degree from a recognized university.
  • After completing the MBBS degree, students can apply for the postgraduate programme in Anesthesia.


How to start career as an Anesthesiologist?

Becoming an anesthesiologists requires good subject command in all the core medical subjects and extensive study & practical work in the subjects of Anesthesiology.

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  • Appear in Medical Entrance Examination like NEET 2020 after completion/appearing 12th Examination with science.
  • The career of an anesthesiologist begins after gaining MBBS degree.
  • Candidates have to earn the PG specialization in anesthesiology.
  • Now, you will be an Anesthesiologist and can start your career.

Other Exams

  • Entrance exam organized by AIIMS 2020 (All India Institutes of Medical Sciences)
  • Entrance exam organized by PGIMER 2020 (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research)

Top Medical colleges of India that offers Anesthesia:

  • Agartala Government Medical College, Agartala
  • Aligarh Muslim University, UP
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Career Prospects

Career in Anesthesiology is one of the most useful areas in the field of healthcare.

There are many job opportunities for the Anesthesiologist. They will get the employment in medical universities or schools, public sectors, outpatient care center, specialty hospital, offices of physicians.

The role of an anesthesiologist is very important during the operations since any allergic reactions may occur in the patient’s body due to the effect of anesthesia.

The duty of the anesthesiologist is to keep an eye on the breathing, blood pressure & heart rate of the patient.

You can also work as a volunteer in any local hospitals or at a health care clinic to gain experience. The requirement of Anesthesiologists is increasing not only in India but also in foreign countries. Other opportunities may exist in military, research field, etc.

After gaining experience, you can work as a teacher in the area of anesthesiology in national & international universities.

Job Profile

  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Medical Consultant
  • Surgeon
  • Clinical Associate
  • Anesthetist/Pediatrician
  • Associate Consultant

An anaesthetist can choose any of the following specializations:

  • General anaesthetists
  • Cardio thoracic anaesthetists
  • Neuro anaesthetists
  • Regional anaesthetists
  • Acute or chronic pain medicine
  • Pre-hospital and trauma care, including air ambulance transfer
  • Paediatric anaesthetists
  • Obstetric anaesthetists
  • Intensive care


Is the job of Anesthesiologist is highest paying job?

Yes, definitely you will get the lucrative pay in this field. You will get the salary depending upon your experience, job location and job profile.

In India, as an Anesthesiologist, you may start your career with a minimum salary of Rs 20,000 to 30,000 per month. It depends upon the medical organization you work for. After an experience, you can work on an hourly basis & earn a lucrative salary.

On an average, the salary of anesthesiologist is approximately $300,000 per annum. Experience ones will receive the salary around $450,000 (excluding bonus).

Books & Study Materials

Here, the best books for the preparation of anesthesia are listed:

  • Anesthesia Oral Board Review: Knocking Out the Boards 1st Edition by Jessica A. Lovich-Sapola
  • Rapid Review Anesthesiology Oral Boards 1st Edition by Ruchir Gupta
  • Anesthesiology Oral Board Flash Cards 1st Edition by Jeff Gadsden
  • Basics of Anesthesia, 6th edition by Ronald D. Miller
  • Clinical Anesthesia, 7th edition by Paul G. Barash
  • Anesthesiologists Manual of Surgical Procedures by Richard S. Jaffe

For more information regarding anesthesia, ask your queries below.

Displaying 72 Comments
  1. M.Thaksheen Nisha says:

    I have completed my 12th standard nxt idea for anaesthisia say detailed for aneasthesia

  2. Reena says:

    Is there distance education or not

  3. Reena says:

    Age limit how much above 38 is possible

  4. Sanathini says:

    I have passed my 12th class …. now I want to go for anaesthesia….can anyone reply me the procedure …

  5. Gaddam Uma maheswara rao says:

    How we get the seat in bsc.anaesthisia and how is career in after course.

  6. Skyrin says:

    What is the total number of years for a person to finish his/her studies in anesthesia and become an anesthesiologist

  7. Avanthika says:

    What to do after +2 to study anastatia field

  8. Kèerthi says:

    Did anasthesia need neet

  9. Aparna chavan says:

    Bsc nursing staff can apply for this ….

  10. Srujan says:

    Sir i dont interest of anaesthetic technician but i like bsc anaesthesia
    In my question
    Any opportunity of these course in features please explained..??

  11. Nani. says:

    Sir anesthesia join entrans exam emcet or neet pls reply sir

  12. Ambika says:

    Sir i am studying bsc bzc if I am elgilble for msg anasthesia

  13. Parvathi valmiki says:

    IAM completing Pharmd 6 th year,we are aligible to anesthiology.

  14. Sivadas k says:

    Is anasthesia need entrance exam or neet.

  15. Sivadas k says:

    Is anasthesia need entrance exam or meet.

  16. haresh says:

    how many short term course for related for anaesthesiologist and which very useful in routine work

  17. Silvisha says:

    I’m currently pursuing final year in bsc anaesthesia technology. so as a technician can I be as an anaesthesiology in the future?

  18. Gogulakonda soumya says:

    How can we get admission in anesthestica College??
    Is there good job opportunities in this course??
    How many marks needed in 12th and NEET

  19. Vignesh says:

    I am a anaesthesia technician ..
    Study complete in dharmapuri medical college &hospital …

  20. Aiswarya says:

    Can an anesthesia technologist do pgda in anesthesia?

  21. Jashwanth says:

    What will be the wages for bsc anesthesia

  22. Vennela says:

    After studying bsc anesthesia we can work in biocon

  23. Vennela says:

    After studying bsc anesthesia other than medical field in which field we will get job opportunities pls tell me

  24. Saurabh Singh says:

    मैं Bsc zoology 2017 में किया है
    मैं Diploma in anesthesia करना चाहता हूँ इसकी जानकारी चाहिए

  25. Anu says:

    Sir how we get the seat for bsc anathesia course in guntur

  26. Kancherla Anu prashanthi says:

    Sir when will be the admission starts for bsc anathesia course 2019

  27. Jamuna says:

    I am finish 12th how can i apply Bsc anesthesia in puducherry

  28. Jay surya says:

    Sir which course is best bsc operation theater technology or bsc medical lab technology (mlt)

  29. Sreeranjini says:

    I completed 12th std.
    How to get admission in aneshthesia technology in kannur

  30. Your Name... Divyadharshini says:

    Sir I have completed 12th I have to join anesthesia

  31. Rutuja shedge says:

    Plzz . Anesthesia ke clg Mumbai me Kaha hai and fees kitine plz plz badavo

  32. Khalid Mehmood says:

    Sir I have qualified 12th science I have join to course anesthesia

  33. mohinder says:

    I have passed Aneasthesia ot from govt. college
    how i can get admission in aneasthesia is there any college or university kindly help

  34. Nirmala says:

    Iam physiotherapist i want to do anesthesia p. G cource iam eligible r not pls tell me

  35. amol patil says:

    I completed bsc in botany can i eligible for these courses

  36. simran says:

    I want to get admission in anaesthesiology after bsc(n).what i can do admission in anaesthesiology

  37. nisha says:

    Anaesthisia technician ki exam ki preperation kaise kre….???? please help you guys.

  38. Habeeb says:

    I scored 972 marks in 12th, can I get admission in anesthesia

  39. s chandanasreeYour Name... says:

    after bsc anaesthiology u want to do md

  40. Ramya says:

    Is anaesthesia requires neet exam

  41. Suganthira says:

    I had completed 12th std.
    I want to do anaesthetic technology. After completing this 3 years, what i can do for PG? Is this course is nearly equal to an anaesthetic doctor???…Is this course is valuable…plzz rply to my doubt

  42. Sailee jadhav says:

    What is process to get admission in anathesia?
    Is there any government college of anathesia ?

  43. saikumar says:

    I completed my 12th.I got 97.3 percent.i am belongs to bc-b category.Will i get free seat in govt clg in bsc anasthesia????
    which course is the best to chosse in paramedical courses..

  44. Shangeethna says:

    How many mark is needed in 12th?and neet?

  45. sindhuja says:

    shall I can do bsc anesthiology after my 12th class?
    What jobs I can do after this 3 year course?
    shall I get job after Bsc or I want to do msc degree?
    which is very useful?

  46. Dona says:

    Is diploma in anesthesia valuable in europian countries.could I grab a job after my diploma In those countries?

  47. Ramsha says:

    Sir’anesthecialogist banne ke liye mbbs krna zaruri hai

  48. Mrunal patil says:

    I wanted to get admission in bsc in anesthesia what can I do for getting admission and which college should I choose

  49. Yasmin banu says:

    How I will get admission from anaesthesia

  50. Mounika says:

    I completed my bsc biotechnology chemistry and computer applications

    Can I eligible to apply msc anesthesia and start carrier in anesthesia

  51. aparup patra says:

    after 12 exam i can study anesthesia

  52. Vismya says:

    I am a fresh bsc zoology student. Can u give any advice to join the courses of Anastasia and its job opportunities

  53. Owaisowais says:

    I have passed my 12th class …. now I want to go for anaesthesia….can anyone reply me the procedure …

  54. Raviraj says:

    Sir,i am still study in bsc Anaestheia tech…after Bsc I can study Msc is good or bad?

  55. Vini says:

    I completed my bsc in anaesthseia technology, what are the higher studies after this?? And I wanted to joking for anaesthesiology assistant can u suggest me any good higher studies ??

  56. mustafa raza says:

    my name is mustafa

  57. sana somaiya says:

    plz tell me how to get admission in bsc anesthesia technology after 12th in hyderabad

  58. Dhanesh says:

    Best courses in anesthesia after 12th

  59. jagadeesh says:

    very useful..

  60. Anannya says:

    Am in class 11 living in Guwahati,Assam. What should i do to became anesthesiologist pediatrician? How much years it will take?

  61. Aparna says:

    i heard a news fews days ago. That diploma in anesthesia have no value. ..right?? Or fake news????

  62. Aman kumar jha says:

    I am persuing diploma in anesthesia technology.may I get job after that

  63. Chhaya says:

    What we can do after bsc in anesthesia

  64. ravichandran says:

    very useful

  65. Ruma maldal says:

    I am ruma mandal

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