Health Science Technology

  • PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
    Trimble Technical

    Phlebotomist is one of the career choices for this career focus. 
    Phlebotomists collect blood from patients and blood donors. They work in hospitals, labs, and other medical settings.

    Earnings

    • Earnings Range: $18 – 20/Hour

    Level of Education

    • High School
    • 2-Year College or Technical Training

    Core Tasks

    • Use a needle to draw blood from patients
    • Measure patients’ vital signs
    • Label blood samples
    • May help lab techs test blood samples
    • Perform general office duties

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Communication skills
    • Work well as part of a team
    • Able to make patients feel comfortable
    • Work well with your hands
    • Organized

    Workplace

    • Employed by hospitals, doctors, clinics, labs, and blood banks
    • Shift work is common
    • May work evenings, weekends, and holidays
    • On their feet much of the time
    • Potential hazards include contact with patients who have infectious diseases

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

    Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification;
    BLS/CPR Certification