SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) If I were to become a physician, I would strongly desire to work in anesthesia. However, I'm not willing to work 60 hours a week for the rest of my life- I like having friends and hobbies. What would you say your average work week is? Would I have to endure a large paycut if I wanted to keep my work week under 50 hours year-round?