Phlebotomists are medical professionals who are trained to draw blood from a live person for any number of reasons including blood donations and research.


Educational Requirements: High school diploma or GED

License Requirements: 0 to 6 month(s) related experience inclusive of on-the-job or classroom training in phlebotomy.

Typical Duties: Performs venipunctures, arterial punctures and capillary sampling to obtain blood samples for laboratory testing. Enters orders for testing and records the specimens in the computer system.


Learn More About a Career in Phlebotomy 

Contact your local college or trade/vocational school for more information on enrolling in a phlebotomy course.