In April, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) released the results of a laboratory professions' salary survey it conducted in 2015. The average hourly wage for staff phlebotomists was $14.97 compared to $15.60 in ASCP's 2013 survey. Lead phlebotomists earned $16.96 on average ($16.71 in 2013), while phlebotomy supervisors earned an average of $21.08. No supervisory wage was reported in the 2013 survey. Phlebotomists with less than five years of experience earne
Check out US News's article about 15 of the best jobs you've never heard of. Discover these awesome, lesser-known careers in technology, business and health care. The first job mentioned in the article is phlebotomist! Unemployment rate: 3.4% Expected job openings: 28,100 Phlebotomists can't be scared of needles. They specialize in drawing blood and maintaining blood-drawing equipment. Learn more about phlebotomists here. #phlebotomists #phlebotomy #jobs
1. You have rolling veins. When a vein “rolls” it’s not the patient’s fault. It’s usually because the vein wasn’t properly anchored in the first place. 2. Your veins collapse. When patients hear this, their confidence in your abilities is likely to collapse, too. As trained healthcare professionals, it’s our job to know what equipment is needed to access the vein the first time. Make sure syringes, small-bore needles and low-volume tubes are in your arsenal. 3. I promise I'll
Phlebotomists: Your job isn't in danger anytime soon! Read on... A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology suggests test results from a single drop of blood may not be as reliable as we think. Researchers at Rice University's department of Bioengineering collected six consecutive drops of blood into separate containers from 11 donors. Each sample on each patient was tested for hemoglobin levels, WBC counts, differentials, and platelet counts. In
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue from the tumor itself. A lot is still unknown about the value of these tests, but many doctors think they are a big advance that could make personalized medicine possible for far more people. They give t
Though you may never have heard the term phlebotomist, you have likely utilized one's services many times in the course of your life, even if you did not realize it at the time. Phlebotomy is the profession of drawing blood so that it may be stored for future use or tested for health concerns. A phlebotomy career requires training but provides many lucrative benefits. WHAT DOES A PHLEBOTOMIST DO? The medical profession is one of the most short-staffed industries to be found.
A fine article by Gary L. Milburn, Ph.D, discussing the challenges and the importance of phlebotomists. It is commonly accepted that over 70% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory results and now more than ever those results are used to make rehospitalization decisions. To provide a closer look at some of the challenges faced by long term care service providers, let's explore the role of a key partner in patient care—the phlebotomist. Often the phlebotomist is rega