What’s the work environment for a Phlebotomy Tech?

Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and doctor’s offices.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Phlebotomists held about 135,500 jobs in 2021. The largest employers of phlebotomists were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private 36%
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 35
All other ambulatory healthcare services 14
Offices of physicians 8
Outpatient care centers 1

Phlebotomists who collect blood donations sometimes travel to different offices or sites in order to set up mobile donation centers. Some phlebotomists travel to long-term care centers or patients’ homes.

Phlebotomists may be required to stand for long periods of time.

Injuries and Illnesses

Phlebotomists must be careful when handling blood, needles, and other medical supplies. Injuries may occur if they are not careful with medical equipment.

Work Schedules

Most phlebotomists work full time. Phlebotomists who work in hospitals and labs may need to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Sumner College is proud to offer a 8 weeks Phlebotomy Tech program on our Mesa, Arizona campus. Classes start every month. Contact our admission team to discuss enrollment and financial aid options. admissions@sumnercollege.edu