Phlebotomists are in demand in many areas of the United States, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average growth over the next several years. As a result, it is an ideal time for Phlebotomists (also referred to as Phlebotomy Technicians) to seek out a travel job. Most jobs are in hospitals and clinical laboratories, but opportunities also exist in blood donation centers and community-based clinics. The main task in a job description for a Phlebotomist is drawing blood samples from patients. The ability to perform this task requires knowledge of anatomy and sterile and aseptic technique, along with the ability to calm patients experiencing stress. Find your dream travel Phlebotomist job today.
Job responsibilities for Phlebotomists include collecting blood samples, labeling samples obtained, and transporting them to the laboratory; during this process, they must follow specific guidelines for collection, transportation, and storage related to blood obtained for different types of tests. An important additional responsibility is communicating with patients effectively, particularly those who may be fearful about having their blood drawn. Phlebotomists also need to follow infection prevention standards to protect their patients and themselves. Options for Phlebotomist Certification include the National Phlebotomy Association, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and American Medical Technologists. The average annual salary for Phlebotomists in the United States is about $40,000.