Do you like working with people? Are you ok with being around blood samples or specimens?
Then becoming a phlebotomist might be the right career for you!
What Would I Do?
You take vital signs and interview patients before taking blood samples.
You draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood banks.
How Do I Become A Phlebotomist?
Get a high school diploma.
Attend a local technical or community college to get certification by a nationally recognized body like the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Where Would I Work?
You'd work in a clinical laboratory, a hospital, or a donor clinic taking blood samples.
Or maybe a doctor's office or nursing home working with patients daily.
Median Canada Salary $37,440
Median US Salary $34,149
This job would be good for you if...
you can help people keep calm
you have good organizational skills
you're squeamish about blood
you're good with your hands
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