(Closed) Any Phlebotomist Bees out there?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

I can’t say for sure how much it pays, but I’m pretty sure it’s not more than $13-15/hr.  I am not a phlebotomist, but I work as a medical technologist in the lab (the one who does the testing on the blood drawn).

I have drawn blood as we’re required to be able to do that in case a phlebotomist isn’t available.  It’s not too hard but it really depends on the setting you’re in.  Working in a hospital, you’re more likely to be drawing ill or elderly people who can be more difficult to stick.  I work in a fertility clinic where all of our patients are fairly young and healthy so they’re generally easier to stick successfully.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@hopefullbeee:  Try to find a Phlebotomy job in a hospital. Most will train you on the job. I was in nursing school and had no Phleb training and they just trained me on the job. If you can do that without paying for it that’s what I would do. If you wanted to be a Lab Tech (the person who runs tests) you would need schooling.I was paid about $12/hour and I loved it. The only reason I left that job is because I wanted nursing pay since I went through all that schooling and have to pay it back.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

FYI schooling to be a lab tech or Medical Technologist (which is the “real” term) entails getting a bachelor’s degree, a one year long internship and passing a national licensing exam.

You can also work in a lab with an Associate’s degree as a Medical Technician but the pay is less than a medical technologist.

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