I am a student who just completed her undergrad in pre-med. Now that I am finished with the coursework, I am realizing that I don't want to go the medical school route and be in school/residency/etc for another 7-10 years. A friend of mine suggested my becoming an anesthesiology assistant, and I have really been enticed by what I have read thus far on the subject. I guess I was just looking for some direction from current students about the level of career satisfaction and respect they receive in their position. In addition, is it the type of choice that people make straight out of undergrad, when they are changing careers later in life...? The one deterrant seems to be that I would not be able to practice in all 50 states - that really sucks.