Why choose phlebotomy as a career option?

15 Dec

11The incision in a vein with a needle in order to remove blood for a particular treatment is known as phlebotomy. It is becoming one of the fastest growing career options. There are number of universities that are providing phlebotomy training in NYC. The time when this technique was not introduced, leeches were used for removing blood from the body.

Major roles of a phlebotomist

The primary roles of phlebotomist include –

  • Taking blood specimens for testing

  • Converse with patient and other lab workers well

  • A phlebotomist must be aware of all the medical terms

  • Must be sure that the blood samples are taken correctly and properly.

  • Familiarity with all the required tool

  • Must be aware of all the clerical skills

  • Performing electro cardiology (ECG).

What are the characteristics of a phlebotomy technician?

A phlebotomy technician must include have the following characteristics –

  1. Dependability– They should always be ready to work and should be punctual to work.

  2. Integrity – A phlebotomist must be honest, loyal and should have pride in the work that he is doing.

  3. Compassion – This means that he/ she should be sensitive to patient’s needs and fears.

  4. Self confidence– This is one of the main characteristics they must possess. This includes self-confidence and trust in one self’s decisions and judgment.

  5. Communication skills – he/she should be able to communicate efficiently with patients and co- workers.

A phlebotomist technician can work in many health care facilities such as-

  • Physician’s office laboratories

  • Urgent care centers

  • Nursing home facilities

  • Wellness clinics

Advantages of choosing phlebotomy as a career

There are number of advantages which are as follows-

  1. High demand– There is a great demand of a phlebotomist therefore it has become a career option among large number of students.

  2. Salary – This field provides good salary to experience as well as fresher candidates. One can earn more with experience and additional training.

  3. Challenging – Despite all this, a phlebotomy career can be challenging. It may not be an easy task to work as a phlebotomist.

Overall, a phlebotomist is a good career option. It is practical and fast paced with great opportunities in the future.


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