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

Median Annual Salary:

$28,700

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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).

Patient Contact

High

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.

Education

Postsecondary Certificate – < 1 Year