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.
Phlebotomy Job Overview
If you've ever had your blood drawn, chances are you've interacted with a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood. While phlebotomists specialize in this area, they are responsible for many related duties as well. At the start of an appointment, they will converse with the patient or donor to explain the procedure, answer questions, and try to calm any anxiety the patient may be having.
In the case of blood donations, phlebotomists are often in charge of screening potential donors. In physicians' offices, they verify or record patients' information. Phlebotomists also take care of labeling and storing blood samples for processing or testing. There are a wide variety of locations where a phlebotomist can work, but they are most often found in physicians' offices, hospitals, or clinics. Some phlebotomists may work in blood donation centers,.
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Donation processes. So, here she is sitting in our chair. I'm going to lift your chair up, so you're in the donation position. Ready? Ok. I'm Geoff. I'm going to be drawing your blood today. Have you ever donated before? Yes, ok. And, which arm do you like to donate from? So, I asked her had she done this before and which arm she wants to donate with. Usually, people who have done it before know which arm works for them. So, there's two things I'm going to give her now. This thing to squeeze and then we're going to wrap this blood pressure cup around her arm. We use these as tourniquets, so not actually going to take your blood pressure. It's just going to put pressure against your arm. It's going to make your vein come up.
So, what I'm going to do is inflate this cup to about sixty. And, I'm going to have her start squeezing against it. This is going to bring her veins to the surface. And, make them bold so they're easier to find. I'm going to put this under your arm. So, right now. Hold your squeeze. I've found suitable veins. This is called palpating. I want to find the direction that the vein is going, how large it is and see if it's going to move around. Some veins are not anchored down by muscle and tend to move. I've selected the vein I want to use. And, so I'm going to use this aluminum sealing clip to mark it. I'm going to lower the pressure. You can go ahead and relax your grip. The veins going to go down.