Learn about the types of people who become anesthesiologists. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.
Ethnic Minority Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of anesthesiologists are White, making up 39% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 24% and 14% respectively.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2019
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an anesthesiologist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming anesthesiologists at a ratio of 1.16 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2019
46% of anesthesiologists are female and 54% are male.
Gender Bias, 2019
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an anesthesiologist 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 and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more women interested in becoming an anesthesiologist 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.