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Phlebotomy Technicians

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Phlebotomy technicians, sometimes called phlebotomists, draw blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, physicians' offices, or other facilities. They assemble equipment, verify patient identification numbers, and withdraw blood either by puncturing a person's finger, or by extracting blood from a vein or artery with a needle syringe. They label, transport, and store blood for analysis or for other medical purposes. There are 331,700 medical and clinical laboratory technicians, including phlebotomy technicians, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Certified Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomist Assistant

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