Phlebotomists

Also called: Lab Liaison Technician, Mobile Examiner, Phlebotomist

Career Cluster: Health Science
What they do:
Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
On the job, you would:
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
KNOWLEDGE

Math and Science
  • psychology
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
SKILLS

Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Medical software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • MEDITECH Laboratory and Microbiology
EDUCATION


certificate after high school or high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK


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Salary:
High: $51,610.00
Median: $38,530.00
Low: $30,250.00
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