Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series focuses on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At ACI Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in just four months, with the hands-on training, skills and credentials you’ll need for your new career.
In this blog post, we will be discussing the Phlebotomy Technician position.
What Does A Phlebotomy Technician Do?
The Phlebotomy Technician is responsible for drawing blood for the laboratory which helps diagnose health conditions and other illnesses. They also prep lab equipment and collect fluids correctly. Certain Phlebotomy Techs can send out blood samples to laboratories outside of their job, and ensure the right samples are received.Some other duties and responsibilities include:
- Practicing proper patient identification
- Labeling vials with patient name and dates
- Identifying the best way to draw blood depending on the patient
- Transporting of specimen samples
Where Do Phlebotomists Work?
Phlebotomists work in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.
The Job Outlook For Phlebotomy Technicians
Because hospitals and labs are always going to need phlebotomists to perform blood work, the job outlook is very positive. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomy technician employment is projected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029. This is much higher than the average for other occupations.
What Is The Average Salary For Phlebotomy Technicians?
According to Zip Recruiter, the average salary for a phlebotomist technician in the United States is $33,705.
Interested in Phlebotomy Technician Training in New Jersey?
By completing our Medical Assistant Certification Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician in just a few months. We also offer a secondary Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program, primarily designed for people already working in the medical field.