Phlebotomists draw blood from patients and may also work with other specimen samples for donation, research and for the laboratory. They can be employed in hospitals, blood donor centers, clinics, and laboratories.
- Draw blood from patients and blood donors
- Explain the blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
- Perform basic testing, such as blood glucose levels
- Prepare blood, urine, and specimens for laboratory testing
- Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
Course Length and Wage Potential
• 60-140 hour course, depending on the training provider.
• Exam for certification with National Healthcareer Association.
Average wage*: $12.58 - $22.44 per hour
*Within the WATCH program’s 11-County Service Region. *Source:CPWDC, www.cpwdc.org