Career Overview

Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Use the search box to find the video made by Susan!


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

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices.

Future Outlook

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada