Pasttimes…Fishing I Get, But Phlebotomy??

careerWhile you’re out there relaxing on that peaceful lake with that rod in your hand, you may or may not be thinking about what you would like your next step to be in life career-wise.

Well, lucky for you, there are many career fields that can provide a number of rewarding benefits. One such broad career field is the medical field. Many caring individuals enter the medical field because of their commitment to care for others, make a difference in the life of others and do their small part in making this a better world.

Specifically, within this rewarding occupational field are careers such as becoming a medical doctor, nurse and physician’s assistant. In addition, within the medical field is an array of supportive technical fields. Examples of these supportive services to patients include x-ray technicians, laboratory techs, etc. One additional technical medical career that requires medical expertise and training is a phlebotomist technician.

Consequently, a brief overview of what a phlebotomist technician is, their duties and required training (typically held at a Phlebotomist Training Center) needed may prove valuable. In terms of pay for a Phlebotomist, it is quite easy to find a resource on the average pay for Phlebotomists.

When considering the career of a phlebotomist technician, it is important to know what this medical occupation entails. First of all, phlebotomy is the process in which a trained professional draws blood either in a medical clinic, separate laboratory or a hospital laboratory. This drawing of blood is for the purpose of evaluating the health of the patient as well as determining any illnesses within the patient by examining a sample of blood. For example, if an individual has an infection within their body region, a high white blood cell count may be registered due to the presence of an infection and the body fighting that infection

Therefore, a phlebotomist technician is a trained and certified individual who draws the blood from the patient. This is usually done with a needle, plastic syringe type container and a sample tube in which the blood is captured. In addition to drawing blood, the job requires the processing of that blood sample by running various tests that are conducted on the blood sample.

The average salary for a phlebotomist is dependent upon where they work regionally and who employs their medical skills. For example, a phlebotomist technician working at a hospital may earn less than a technician who works for a private laboratory. However, because hospitals are generally available to their patients 24 hours a day, certain shifts worked in the laboratory may offer a higher rate of pay for a phlebotomist technician.

In addition, where an individual works will certainly adjust their hourly level of pay. Take a technician who works in a larger city, typically the cost of living is greater when living in the city and therefore everybody’s wage is, for the most part, increased accordingly. However, if an individual works in the smaller city then usually the cost of living is less and therefore the hourly wage is at a lower rate.

Consequently, it is indicated through a number of websites that the median wage for a phlebotomist technician in the United States is currently at a rate of $34,000 per annum.

So while you’re bringing in that ‘ten-pounder’ make sure you think about if a career in Phlebotomy is right for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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