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Odds of Getting In

The anesthesiologist is guaranteed to have something to do, because whether we like it or not, life is filled with thousands of roads that lead to surgery. Bad backs, howlingly painful illnesses, and transplants count among stuff that carve out a steady need for the painkilling balms of anesthesiologists. 

What's more, the U.S. has an aging population (ever heard of those "Baby Boomers?"), and with more old folks hobbling around with a whole host of aches and pains, the demand for anesthesiologists will only increase over time.

So yes, the odds of getting in are good—but that's only if you can make it through all the schooling and practice it'll take to get there. If you're up for that, then you'll want to notify your bank about the ginormous deposits that'll be coming in the near future.