(PBTs) collect blood specimens
from patients for laboratory testing. In some settings, they also
process and store medical samples, and enter specimen accessioning information
into laboratory computer systems. They must be accurate with patient
and sample identification and must be excellent communicators with patients.
information may be found at:
- Post-HS certificate program including safety, anatomy, patient
communication and techniques for collection, processing and storage of
venous, arterial and capillary blood samples.
education includes practice in "real life" hospitals, clinics or
physician office practices
- Educational programs meet the requirements of the National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences ( www.naacls.org )
Employment Opportunities and Salaries:
- Employment opportunities are readily available in hospitals,
physician offices, reference laboratories, public health and veterinary
clinics, and insurance industry.
- According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Clinical
Pathologists in 2002, the vacancy rate for phlebotomists in hospitals and
reference laboratories was 8.0% in the Northeast. Lab Med (2003),
- Starting salaries in NJ for Phlebotomists range from $22,000 to $24,000. Further
salary information by region may be obtained at www.salary.com .
more information on Phlebotomy Programs, visit our NJ Clinical Laboratory Educational
reprinted with permission from the American Society for Clinical Pathology
(ASCP), Chicago, IL.
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