• Phlebotomists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,780
    $26,540 range bar $42,030
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some of them explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.

What do they typically do

  • Enter patient information into an onsite database
  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, as required by applicable laws, standards, and policies
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue as required by applicable laws, standards, or policies
  • Verify a patient or donor's identity to ensure proper labeling
  • Organize and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
  • Talk with patients and donors so they are less nervous about having their blood drawn

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +2.2%
Job Opening 940

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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