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Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.52 - $20.17

Typical Annual Salary: $32,300 - $41,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures.
  • Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels.

tools & technology

  • Anatomical human mannequins for medical education or training
  • Blood collection needle
  • Capillary or hematocrit tubes
  • Non vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
  • Phlebotomy trays or accessories

  • Medical software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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