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Learn more about the future Phlebotomy Technician job outlook and salary for our area

While we do not offer jobs at our school, you can get the training you need to become a Phlebotomy Technician, here! The Phlebotomy Technician employment outlook is bright! Most Phlebotomy Technicians work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for purposes such as tests, research, or donations. They help patients or donors who are anxious before or have an adverse reaction after the blood draw.
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Phlebotomy Technician Employment Outlook

Phlebotomy Technicians primarily draw blood, which is then used for different kinds of medical laboratory testing or for procedures, such as transfusions. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patients sometimes interact only with the phlebotomist. In donation centers or locations that have blood drives, Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from donors. Because all blood looks the same, Phlebotomy Technicians must carefully identify and label the blood they have collected and enter the information into a database. In addition to drawing blood, Phlebotomy Technicians also may collect urine or other samples. They instruct patients on procedures for proper collection and ensure that the sample is acceptable and clearly labeled in its container.

Phlebotomy Technicians must keep their work area and instruments clean and sanitary to avoid causing infections or other complications. Some Phlebotomy Technicians also ship or transport blood or other samples to different locations.

Phlebotomy Technicians are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices.

Phlebotomy Technicians who collect blood donations sometimes travel to different offices or sites in order to set up mobile donation centers. Some Phlebotomy Technicians travel to long-term care centers or patients’ homes.

The median annual wage for Phlebotomy Technicians was $41,810 in May 2023.
The median pay per hour before overtime in 2023 was $20.10.

The growing population, with its rising share of older people, will continue to increase demand for medical services, including blood testing.

Employment of Phlebotomy Technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 19,500 openings for Phlebotomy Technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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