Work as a Phlebotomy Technician
Work Environment for Phlebotomy Technicians
Graduates who have experience with 75 or more blood draws and have taken the Paramedical Examiner workshop have an opportunity to work as a Paramedical Examiner or Mobile Phlebotomist.
Additional job titles for Phlebotomy Technicians include, but are not limited to:
- Laboratory Assistant
- Patient Service Technician (PST)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), National Healthcareer Association
- Medical Lab Assistant
- Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), Association of Pathology Technologists
Job Duties of a Phlebotomy Technician:
Job duties include collecting blood specimens, urine samples, stool samples, semen samples and more for testing, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They also transport all samples to the lab, label tubes and containers and centrifuge blood samples. In some settings, requisition forms are still used, but in most large hospitals phlebotomists carry a hand-held device that prints a label for the tubes.