Hi, I'm Elora Murray at Fusion 360 Studios reporting for the Phlebotomy Training News Network. If any of you out there are wondering what to do for a career, well you are in luck. Today we will be talking about why Phlebotomy is a great career choice. First let's take a peek into the future shall we? Through 2018, the healthcare industry is expected to be the top growing industry in the US. And by the year 2022 the number of phlebotomy jobs is expected to increase by 27 percent. And to throw some more numbers at you, in 2013 over 41 thousand phlebotomists were employed at general medical and surgical hospitals.
And phlebotomists make up about 12 percent of the total work force for medical laboratories. And for those of you who are wanting to hear how much money a phlebotomist makes we have your answer, in 2013 the average wage for a phlebotomists was just over 31 thousand dollars. And in Alaska, Phlebotomists have the highest hourly mean wage, 19 dollars and 33 cents. Lastly, Rhode Island has the highest concentration of phlebotomists in the country and California is home to over 11 thousand phlebotomy jobs the most of any state. So if you are looking for a good career you might want to give Phlebotomy a try. That's all we have for today I'm Elora Murray with.
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Don't take this the wrong way, but you're pretty replaceable. When it comes to your body, science has figured out how to hack, synthesize, or replace a surprising amount of its parts and processes. We have implants to keep heart beats steady, and steel rods to mimic bones. We've got drugs that can replace hormones, and antibiotics to cover for your immune system, and pretty soon you'll be able to just 3D print a new ear if you need one. Really! But one thing we absolutely cannot manufacture despite what True Blood would have you believe is blood. And yet blood is a thing that we all need.
And sometimes, because of injury or illness, we need extra blood. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. This could be a victim of a car accident, someone undergoing surgery, or a cancer patient who needs new blood to maintain their health during chemotherapy. And because we can't grow it on trees, or make it in a lab, or even it store it for all that long, the blood that people need nearly 16 million pints a year in the U.S. has to come from people who have donated it. So let's talk blood, shall we?.
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