Upon program completion, graduates are able to take a national certification examination which grants the designation of Certified Anesthesia Technologists. This provides them the opportunity to work in the anesthesia departments in major medical centers and ambulatory surgical centers throughout the US and internationally. Certified Anesthesia Technologists work at their full scope of practice and are valued members of the anesthesia care team. They can become employed as clinicians which may lead to becoming involved in anesthesia technology education or health care administration. In addition to being a terminal career, graduates from approved/accredited anesthesia technology programs who become certified anesthesia technologists may also lead to career pathways in nursing and other health care professions.