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Phlebotomy is a fast starting point to launch your medical career. Experience as a phlebotomist will help open opportunities for promotions and advancement. Jobs are also projected to grow 27 percent, much faster than other healthcare-related fields.
Phlebotomy is more than just taking blood. Laboratories rely on phlebotomy technicians to collect quality samples from patients to produce quality lab results. To do this, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe, and reliable manner.
Students will be trained to
- collect blood and other specimens
- transport blood and other specimens
- handle blood and other specimens
- process blood and other specimens
for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.
Employment is expected to increase by 7,000 jobs by the year 2022.
$22,585-$43,190. Salary may vary depending on location, experience and hours (bls.gov)
- Emergency crews on ambulances
- Blood banks
- Health clinics
- Pet adoption facilities