After completing the required training, such as our phlebotomy training program, and obtaining a phlebotomy license from the California Department of Public Health, you can pursue a variety of job opportunities. Some common job titles for phlebotomists include:
- Hospital phlebotomist
- Laboratory phlebotomist
- Blood bank phlebotomist
- Plasma center phlebotomist
- Mobile phlebotomist
- Medical office phlebotomist
- Home health phlebotomist
Phlebotomists can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, blood banks, plasma centers, and even in patients’ homes. They are responsible for drawing blood and other bodily fluids from patients for diagnostic testing, transfusions, donations, or research purposes.
Phlebotomists can work different shift schedules depending on the employer and the setting they work in.
Some common shift schedules for phlebotomists include:
- Day shift: This is typically a 9am to 5pm shift that falls within regular business hours.
- Evening shift: This shift typically starts around 3pm or 4pm and ends around midnight.
- Night shift: Also known as the graveyard shift, this shift typically runs from 11pm to 7am or midnight to 8am.
- Weekend shift: Some phlebotomists may be required to work weekends, either on a rotating schedule or regularly scheduled shifts.
- On-call shift: In some settings, phlebotomists may be required to be on-call for emergencies or special situations outside of regular working hours.
- Mobile: You can also control your own hours by being a Mobile Phlebotomist
It’s important to note that the shift schedules for phlebotomists may vary depending on the employer and the setting they work in. Some phlebotomists may also work part-time or on a per diem basis, which allows for more flexibility in scheduling.