Phlebotomists

Emily Martin

what is a Phlebotomists?

  1. Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

Money $$$

Hourly: $14.29

Annually: $29,730

Education

Phlebotomy programs offer classes in:

  • Venipuncture and micro-capillary techniques
  • Safety procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Healthcare ethics

College

On Campus

  • The Art Institutes
  • University of Phoenix

Online

  • Liberty University
  • Capella University

Exected Growth

Number of jobs in 2012: 101,300

Job outlook 2012-22: 27%

Summary of a Phlebotomists.

  • collect blood samples from patient
  • best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient
  • transport all specimen samples to a nearby laboratory
  • centrifuge blood samples, depending on if this is allowed in the state you are working in
  • expect to work with a large number of patients varying in age and health status
  • be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients
Phlebotomy on Live Patient Straight Needle