Hello everyone, I recently discovered the anesthesia assistant profession, and was wondering if anybody knew anything about it. I have visited a couple of websites, asa, and found that only two programs exist. They seem to have an interesting job, and was hoping somebody could lend some insight. What are the differences between an aa and a pa, in terms of autonomy, responsibility, respect? Are there hours of work comparable, is their educational program more rigorous and harder to be accepted? Thank you for any help.