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Become A Phlebotomist

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Working As A Phlebotomist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $52,093

    Average Salary

What Does A Phlebotomist Do

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some of them explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.

Duties

Phlebotomists typically do the following:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient’s or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials

Phlebotomists primarily draw blood, which is then used for different kinds of medical laboratory testing. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is often only with the phlebotomist. Because all blood samples look the same, phlebotomists must identify and label the sample they have drawn and enter it into a database. Some phlebotomists draw blood for other purposes, such as at blood drives where people donate blood. In order to avoid causing infection or other complications, phlebotomists must keep their work area and instruments clean and sanitary.

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How To Become A Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program. Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.

Education and Training

Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program. Programs are available from community colleges, vocational schools, or technical schools. These programs usually take less than 1 year to complete and lead to a certificate or diploma. Programs have classroom sessions and laboratory work and include instruction in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Phlebotomists also learn specific procedures on how to identify, label, and track blood samples.

Many phlebotomists enter the occupation with a high school diploma and are trained to be a phlebotomist on the job.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Almost all employers prefer to hire phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.

Several organizations offer certifications for phlebotomists. The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and the American Medical Technologists (AMT) offer Phlebotomy Technician certifications.

Candidates for certification typically need some classroom education, as well as some clinical experience. Certification testing usually includes a written exam and may include practical components, such as drawing blood. Requirements vary by certifying organization. California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington require their phlebotomists to be certified.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Some patients or clients are afraid of having their blood drawn, so phlebotomists should be caring in performing their duties.

Detail oriented. Phlebotomists must draw the correct vials of blood for the tests ordered, track vials of blood, and enter data into a database. Attention to detail is necessary; otherwise, the specimens may be misplaced or lost, or a patient may be injured.

Dexterity. Phlebotomists work with their hands, and they must be able to use their equipment efficiently and properly.

Hand–eye coordination. Phlebotomists draw blood from many patients, and they must perform their duties successfully on the first attempt, or their patients will experience discomfort.

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Average Length of Employment
Phlebotomist 3.0 years
Medical Assistant 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Phlebotomist
Cashier 8.8%
Internship 3.8%
Teller 2.6%
Server 2.2%
Top Careers After Phlebotomist
Cashier 4.3%
Technician 2.4%

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Phlebotomist Demographics

Gender

Female

82.3%

Male

15.7%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.8%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.9%

French

5.7%

Hindi

2.9%

Portuguese

2.8%

Russian

2.0%

Tagalog

1.7%

Arabic

1.6%

German

1.5%

Carrier

1.2%

Italian

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Swedish

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Mandarin

0.7%

Cantonese

0.7%

Somali

0.5%

Chinese

0.5%
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Phlebotomist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.2%

Kaplan University

10.3%

Remington College

7.7%

Everest Institute

6.8%

Ashford University

5.0%

Ross Medical Education Center

4.7%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.1%

Concorde Career College

4.1%

Greenville Technical College

3.7%

Lansing Community College

3.6%

Houston Community College

3.5%

Liberty University

3.5%

Southwestern College

3.3%

Grand Canyon University

3.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.2%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.2%

Strayer University

3.1%

Rasmussen College

3.1%

Delgado Community College

3.1%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

2.9%
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Majors

Medical Assisting Services

26.2%

Nursing

19.0%

Business

6.9%

Health Care Administration

6.5%

Medical Technician

5.6%

Nursing Assistants

5.4%

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

4.4%

Biology

3.8%

General Studies

3.5%

Psychology

2.9%

Criminal Justice

2.5%

Education

2.0%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.8%

Health Sciences And Services

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Clinical Psychology

1.4%

Pharmacy

1.3%

Management

1.2%

Accounting

1.1%

Cosmetology

1.0%
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Degrees

Other

41.4%

Associate

17.9%

Bachelors

16.8%

Certificate

11.2%

Diploma

5.8%

Masters

4.6%

License

1.7%

Doctorate

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Phlebotomist

  1. Laboratory Specimens
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Phlebotomy Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participated in the development of new procedures, techniques and equipment used in obtaining and handling laboratory specimens.
  • Monitored patient blood pressure during donation.
  • Performed a variety of routine and difficult phlebotomy procedures while maintaining patient comfort and confidentiality.
  • Checked that all specimens were properly and completely labeled; carefully followed all safety procedures.
  • Coordinated the service center operations, including opening and closing, customer service and preservation of proper inventory levels.

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National Certified Phlebotomist

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What do you like the most about working as Phlebotomist?

Patient care and following regulations of lab draws for the best result outcome for the patients... Show More

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I haven't experience not liking being the the laboratory setting, everyday is a new learning experience for me... Show More

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May 26, 2019 on Zippia

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What do you like the most about working as Phlebotomist?

Making great impact in many people lives. Open my eye to improve myself .I think if want be nuse or active in medical field you should start here... Show More

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Being over work / it hard to help each pt if you have so many to do. They paid should be more ... Show More

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