Why Phlebotomy is a Great Career
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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Okay, today we're going to use a banana to simulate a blood draw. The reason why it's good to use a banana to do a blood draw is with this banana skin, particularly a banana still has some green, along the ridges we can simulate what we might feel as we stick or incise a human. When we feel that little pop or give into a human's vein. It's good to use a banana for this. Okay, the supplies you'll need to do a banana blood draw is you're going to need hand sanitizer. You're going to need your tourniquet.
You're going to need your banana, preferably a green one. You're going to need your PPE, in this case it would be gloves. You're going to need your alcohol swabs, seventy percent isopropyl alcohol. And then, you're going to need your vacutainer needle and your tubes. We'll also need our two by two gauze. And, we'll need a pen to label with when we're done. I have my biohazard box nearby, in arm's reach. And, I also have an extra needle, an extra set of tubes in case there are complications.