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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Busy Environment

Specialist Anaethatist

Anaesthesiologists are responsible for safely administering anaesthetics safely to patients in healthcare facilities, usually hospital and clinic facilities. 

As an anaesthetics specialist, you will need to have technical, medical and surgical skills as well as crisis management skills and the ability to make decisions fast in high pressure, sometimes critical situations. You will also have to have an in-depth knowledge of how the human body functions, the effects of anaesthetics on the body and how it interacts with other drugs.

Anaesthetists usually work as part of a team of other health professionals. They might also help patients to manage chronic pain. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path)

NSC or NC(v) with Bachelor’s Degree Pass

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine:

  1. • Theoretical training: 6 years.
  2. • Student internship: 1 year.
  3. • Community Service: 1 year

* Masters Degree: specialising in Anaesthesia

* Residency: Four years 

Duration of study

4 Years Post Grad studies after completing the MB. ChB degree

Employment:

General practitioners have many opportunities for employment including:

  • State hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private practice

Further Information:

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA)

https://www.hpcsa.co.za/

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