10 Statistics on the Anesthesiologist Workforce

Here are 10 statistics on the anesthesiologist workforce, according to various sources compiled in the Anesthesia Quality Institute's report Anesthesia in the U.S. 2009.

1. 77 percent of anesthesiologists were male.
2. 23 percent of anesthesiologists were female.
3. 73 percent of anesthesiologists were board-certified, while 23 were not board certified.
4. There were approximately 41,693 anesthesiologists practicing in the United States.
5. The average workweek of an anesthesiologist was 49 hours.
6. 34 percent of anesthesiologists were between ages 45 and 54, the largest percentage in any age range.
7. 24 percent of anesthesiologists were between ages 35 and 44, the second largest percentage in any age range.
8. 19 percent of anesthesiologists were between ages 55 and 64, the third largest percentage in any age range.
9. 54 percent of anesthesiologists were white, followed by 22 percent unknown, 15 percent Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 3 percent black.
10. 96 percent of U.S. anesthesiologists reported anesthesiology as their practice type. An additional 4 percent practiced pain management or critical care.

Sources:
1-4: Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US, 2009 Edition, American Medical Association
5: Kumar K. An Analysis of the Labor Markets for Anesthesiology, RAND Corporation
6-10: Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US, 2009 Edition, American Medical Association

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