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Phlebotomists

Also called: Phlebotomist; Phlebotomist, Medical Lab Assistant; Phlebotomy Program Coordinator; Phlebotomy Supervisor

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, or Navy.

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:
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Donor Management System DMS software
  • Iatric Systems MobiLab software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$30,150
per year, on average
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