SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) My teacher (I am in high school and going to college next year) says that with the new health care plan, the salaries of doctors are going to go down and paying for medical school and spending the years getting a doctorate is not worth it. I am studying medicine next year and want to be an anesthesiologist but can someone tell me how it will affect the salary. If it does, is it worth it to spend 12 years to become an anesthesiologist. No, I am not only in it for the money. I have plenty of personal reasons but the money for an anesthesiologist is very good.