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Career Opportunities And Job Prospects For Anaesthesia Graduates In Nigeria


Anaesthesia 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.

Anesthesiologist Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.

Career Scope of Anaesthesia

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.

Skills needed by every Anesthesiologist

  • Making quick decisions
  • Working under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication with patients and their families
  • Working in a team
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance

Career Opportunities for every Anesthesiologist

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

Admission Requirements for the study of Aneasthesia

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Anaesthesia;

» Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Anaesthesia under the Faculty of Medicine in the above Universities include;
» Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


  • • University of Nigeria  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology  • University of Jos

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