In Demand Career Spotlight Series – Phlebotomist
Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series will focus on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in three to six months, with the hands-on training and skills you’ll need for your new career.
In this month’s blog post, we will be discussing the phlebotomist position.
What Does a Phlebotomist Do?
Phlebotomists take blood and collect samples for medical laboratories. The responsibilities of a phlebotomist include:
- Using specialized equipment in order to study blood samples and look for cell count, blood type, and other information.
- Logging information into medical records, including electronic health records.
- Using and maintaining medical equipment such as needles, blood vials, and test tubes.
- Properly labelling, storing, and processing blood samples.
- Keeping nervous patients calm and relaxed while giving blood.
What is the Job Outlook for Phlebotomists?
Phlebotomists typically make somewhere between $13.00 to $20.00 an hour. The pay typically depends on where they are working. Phlebotomists can work in a hospital, private clinic, doctor’s office, blood donor center, or diagnostic lab. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that between 2016 and 2026 there is an expected 24% increase in job growth for phlebotomists, much higher than the average across all occupations.
Contact ACI Medical & Dental School Today
By completing our Medical Assistant Certification Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a phlebotomist in three to eight months. We also offer a secondary Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program, primarily designed for people already working in the medical field.
Classes are starting soon. To learn more about this exciting new career opportunity and take the next step towards an in demand job in a growing industry, contact us today.