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Hi everyone. I am an SRNA. I have seen some say that doing endoscopy anesthesia is something they hate because they think it is boring, but I really like it. What are the pros and cons to this type of position? There is a high paying job (180K in southeast, not rural, W-2) like this near me, and can't see how there are cons. I mean, you don't have to work weekends or call and the hours are perfect. One of my professors says if you are going to work a job like this then you have to make sure your oral airway skills are really good bc there is no backup to this kind of job. I'd really appreciate any feedback on this. Thank you!

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I have never worked strictly for a GI Center, but I have done a ton of GI cases on ASA 3's and 4's at the hospital I presently work. We do a lot of therapeutics ,e.g., ERCPS, EUS, Push Enteroscopies , Dilations under fluoroscopy,etc. I WOULD RECOMMEND working somewhere doing a lot of sedation cases. You want to feel

Very comfortable managing airways. You also need the laryngoscopy experience in case of an emergency. Hope that helps

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PaSSiNGaS has 10 years experience.

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Sorry, but 180k is no where close to a high paying job for endo in that area. You can find much much higher paying places if you're looking to do just endo. I will say if you graduate and start straight there you will limit your skills for future work though.

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Sorry, but 180k is no where close to a high paying job for endo in that area. You can find much much higher paying places if you're looking to do just endo. I will say if you graduate and start straight there you will limit your skills for future work though.

really? that's not high without including overtime? I have searched out of curiosity on gaswork.com for many months, and that is one of the highest I've ever seen for South Carolina, including NC and GA. the BLS says the average salary in SC for 2015 was $155K.

Should I worry about limiting skills for future jobs if I wanted to stay in endo? no holidays, weekends or call seems like something I could get used to.

thank you!

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PaSSiNGaS has 10 years experience.

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There are plenty of jobs on gasworks in those areas that pay higher with no OT. You will for sure limit your ability to get a job if you go straight to endo after school. You might have numbers to graduate but still are not an expert in procedures, airway management or other things that you definitely won't get in endo. If you feel you are only going to work endo for the rest of your life then sure go there from the start but you will be limiting yourself tremendously by doing so if you want to work in a hospital setting later on. I'd suggest getting a position in a hospital and doing locums in endo centers if that is something you love doing. Or ask to be put in endo more often

really? that's not high without including overtime? I have searched out of curiosity on gaswork.com for many months, and that is one of the highest I've ever seen for South Carolina, including NC and GA. the BLS says the average salary in SC for 2015 was $155K.

Should I worry about limiting skills for future jobs if I wanted to stay in endo? no holidays, weekends or call seems like something I could get used to.

thank you!

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You limit yourself tremendously. Most GI places won't hire you unless you have 1-2 years experience. Coming right out of school, most new CRNAs lack the skills necessary to work in a GI suite without an anesthesiologist. Think about it. If you have to intubate someone will you feel comfortable right out of school??

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You guys are right, I do need the experience in the hospital first to fine tune my skills to work on my own. I don't really see you guys mentioning cons to the position in general, which is what I was basically meaning to ask. You helped me think how to go about it the smartest way. thank you!

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GI suite is cool gig. If you could work per diem and make 120-130hr in addition to working 3x12's in the hospital you'd make really good money. I'm curious which state are you in?

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GI suite is cool gig. If you could work per diem and make 120-130hr in addition to working 3x12's in the hospital you'd make really good money. I'm curious which state are you in?

That's great to hear that is a cool gig. I'm wanting to move back to South Carolina area after I graduate. Above Passsingas said that 180K is low, but it is actually the highest W2 minimum salary job in SC listed on gaswork. The highest minimum in GA listed is 160K, and 190K in NC. the "maximum" columns may be a little higher, and this includes all jobs, not just GI. I'm beginning to question if i should trust gaswork.com

That is a great idea to work per diem to get a broad range of exposure for a while.

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180,000 is great especially if it's not 1099; it's almost 200,000!!

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PaSSiNGaS has 10 years experience.

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Never said it was low but it isnt close to being high. CRNA only practices or locums you can easily make around 250-300k

That's great to hear that is a cool gig. I'm wanting to move back to South Carolina area after I graduate. Above Passsingas said that 180K is low, but it is actually the highest W2 minimum salary job in SC listed on gaswork. The highest minimum in GA listed is 160K, and 190K in NC. the "maximum" columns may be a little higher, and this includes all jobs, not just GI. I'm beginning to question if i should trust gaswork.com

That is a great idea to work per diem to get a broad range of exposure for a while.

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