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Work Environment for Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists held about 129,600 jobs in 2020. The largest employers of phlebotomists were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private 39%
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 31
All other ambulatory healthcare services 15
Offices of physicians 7
Outpatient care centers 2

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

Injuries and Illnesses

Phlebotomists often stand for long periods, and 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.

Ref. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Website

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