Phlebotomist

Starting Salary

$30,378
NC Triangle Area

Median Annual Wage

$38,554
NC Triangle area
48
% Some College, No Degree
18
% Associate's degree

Job Outlook

+28 %
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

522
NC Triangle area
Phlebotomists are often associated with blood donation drives, but these medical personnel also draw blood for tests, transfusions, and research. Extracting the blood from the veins can involve vacuum tubes, syringes, and the butterfly venipuncture method, while the process with the capillaries calls for a dermal puncture.

Phlebotomists also collect and input the patient’s information into the computer, organize blood-drawing trays, and make sure their instruments have been sterilized.

Phlebotomy is one of the disciplines available through the ʿⱦapp non-credit Phlebotomy program. The course emphasizes ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection.