Phlebotomy Kyana Rogan 10/28/11 5th hour Career Foundation
Introduction You are probably thinking what the heck is phlebotomy also known as phlebotomist. Well a phlebotomist is a nurse that draws blood. The reason why I chose this career is because I wanted to be a nurse but I didn’t want to be a nurse that is in the room when the doctor is doing surgery. So I said hey how about I be a nurse that just draws blood. So I did a little research. Hopefully this research will help you succeed or be successful in choosing what career you want to be in.
Nature of work
Working conditions Indoor unless you want to be outdoor Mental and physical 60 hours per week Work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician's offices, blood banks, pharmaceutical firms, home health agencies, research institutions, and public health clinics.
training/ qualification, advancement College Requirements:on-the-job training typically last 4 to 8 months. Certification as a phlebotomist is available through several national credentialing agencies. A degree is not necessary to become a phlebotomist High School Preparation: concentrate on high school courses in algebra, biology, geometry, chemistry, computer skills, physics, health occupations/medical professions education, English, and physical education.
Job outlook, Employment Phlebotomists need to be: responsible tolerant, patient and gentle able to inspire confidence in patients and put them at ease practical able to pay attention to detail able to follow procedures and instructions.
Earnings lists the U.S. national average salary for a phlebotomist at the 10% percentile at $22,932 to $33,067 at the 90th percentile. Median salary by region: $29,300 in the Northeast $28,900 in the MidAtlantic $26,000 in the South $27,100 in the Midwest $28,600 in the West
Related occupation The reason why I chose this career is because I like helping and working with other people. Another reason why I chose this career is because I hate seeing other people in need. So I thought that being a nurse (phlebotomist) would be the best career for me. The median base salary in the U.S. is $27,600 the total with benefits is $42,244. Base pay is therefore, on average, only 65.7% of total pay with benefits. Common benefits include Social Security, 401k/403b, Disability, Healthcare, Pension, Time Off, and Bonuses.
Summary I look forward to helping and taking care of others. I also look forward to curing other people and their diseases. I hope that as you were looking at this you now know what career you want to be in as you get older.
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