What is a phlebotomist?

Answer Phlebotomists are trained medical professionals who collect and test blood and urine samples necessary for diagnosing medical conditions or diseases. Phlebotomists must follow strict procedures to ... Read More »

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What does a phlebotomist do?

Using needles, phlebotomist obtain blood from patients. Preventing blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis from spreading, properly disposing of needles and correctly labeling patient sampl... Read More »

How much does a phlebotomist get paid?

As of April 2010, according to The PayScale Report, phlebotomists average $21,510 to $30,727 annually for 1 to 4 years of experience. Those with 5 to 9 years earn $23,778 to $35,927 while those wit... Read More »

How long does it take to become a phlebotomist?

It does not take long to become a phlebotomist. The training program provided by schools that offer phlebotomy programs will generally only last one or two semesters. Once you've completed your tr... Read More »

What does a phlebotomist work with?

Phlebotomists work with tools and equipment designated for collecting human blood and fluid samples. Since they work so closely with blood, phlebotomists are also required to use personal safety eq... Read More »