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Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

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Data last updated August 2023

Ashley Murray - Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant
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Job Description

Under general supervision and following established procedures, obtains venous and capillary blood specimens needed for laboratory tests. Transports and delivers lab specimens to specialized laboratory areas. Verifies and enters patient I.D. information on specimen labels and performs related clerical duties (e.g., logging and filing).

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Employment Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.


Postsecondary Certificate – < 1 Year