Why should I consider a career as a CAA?

Joining an Anesthesia Care Team as a CAA is an extremely rewarding career.  CAAs medically manage patient conditions under anesthesia, expand access and quality of anesthesia care to rural and under-served areas, and are advocates for patient safety.

The job outlook for CAAs is very favorable.  Many AA students receive multiple job offers before they even graduate.  The starting salary for CAAs is about $140,000 annually, with generous sign on bonuses, an average of five weeks vacation each year, pension and profit sharing, and other excellent benefits.

How do I become a CAA?

All CAAs possess a premedical background, a baccalaureate degree, and also complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical program at the graduate school level. The combination of educational coursework and clinical practice trains CAAs extensively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or click here for a list of AA educational programs. Also, visit our Career Center to see current job postings in your area!

Need more information?

Watch the below video or check out our CAA career flyer.