Career Details

Phlebotomist

Career Overview

Phlebotomists take blood samples from patients.

Education

Completing a certificate from a phlebotomy program may be required to obtain this position. These certificates may take up to a year to earn.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$23,000 /yr
$32,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, laboratories, and blood centers.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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