Anaesthesia technical assistant (ATA)
Location of the training provider
Type of training/education
Dual training: Academic and practical
1,600 training/education hours as well as 3,000 practical hours with the training organization.
Training allowances are often paid, the amount of which depends on the respective training company.
What are my activities in this job?
Anaesthesia technical assistants are responsible for the preparation, monitoring and follow-up care before, during and after the administration of anaesthesia. They are also an important contact person for patient questions regarding anaesthesia. They are involved in the complete process, from the introduction of anesthesia to the recovery of the patient in the recovery room. During anaesthesia, they monitor breathing and circulation. ATAs are also responsible for the repair and replacement of anaesthetic supplies and medical equipment.
Where can I work?
The field is diverse and there are jobs in hospitals or medical facilities, e.g. in abdominal surgery, traumatology or orthopaedics, gynaecology/labour/urology, vascular surgery, eye surgery, throat-nose-ear, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, outpatient operations, outpatient/emergency admission, pain therapy, endoscopy, and operating assistants.
What requirements must I meet?
- A-levels or vocational baccalaureate
- Secondary school certificate
- First general education school-leaving certificate and a completed two-year course of training/education
- Successful completion of ten years of schooling that extends the first general education school-leaving certificate; other general schooling.
- General medical fitness
- If applicable, an internship before the training
How much will the training cost?
In some cases, costs such as school fees or admission and examination fees.