Phlebotomist/Phlebotomy Technicians (PBT)

Work Activities/Work Locations

  • Phlebotomists are trained in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture, skin puntures, and arterial punctures. Also trained to apply tourniquets, locate veins and insert needles to draw blood.
  • Usually supervised by a Medical Technologist.
  • Can converse with patients and donors to reduce fear of the procedure, as well as screen blood donors regarding their medications, drug use, and sexual activities.
  • Work in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, clinics, large medical offices, outpatient services, or blood banks.

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Enjoy working with people.
  • Can worry about contracting blood-borne and infectious diseases.

 

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