Anesthesiologist, physician assistant salaries — 3 insights

Anesthesiologist and physician assistants are paid handsomely, according to MarketWatch.

Three insights:

1. Anesthesiologist assistants, who help anesthesiologists administer anesthesia and monitor patients, make a median salary of $134,000, MarketWatch reported based on data from the career site Payscale.

2. A medical degree isn't required to become an anesthesiologist assistant. However, these professionals generally must have a two-year certification and a bachelor's degree.

3. Government data shows that physician assistants make a median salary of more than $108,000. The job prospects for physician assistants are "robust," MarketWatch said.

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