Learn about the types of people who become anesthesiologist assistants. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an anesthesiologist assistant. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming anesthesiologist assistants at a ratio of 1.25 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
52% of anesthesiologist assistants are female and 48% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an anesthesiologist assistant and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an anesthesiologist assistant and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more women interested in becoming an anesthesiologist assistant than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of anesthesiologist assistants are White, making up 62% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Black or African American, making up 8% and 8% respectively.