Based on 1,625 responses, the job of Phlebotomist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.77 out of 5. On average, Phlebotomists are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Phlebotomist?
Pros: Patient interaction.
Cons: Death, major/traumatic injuries.
"Listen, and watch and learn."
My advice practice, palpating and find veins and interacting with the patient and asking the patient their pain level. Do not get frustrated and give up. Also anchor the vein down always. It takes time. Something do not learn overnight. It take time and patience. The first few years I was going to quit because I did not like drawing blood. I kept at drawing blood and learn from your experience. Remember patient is watching every move, from the time you call the patient back and sitting them down in the draw chair, the patient is always watching. Listen to the patient. And work with the patient. Have fun and it amazing how much impact in 5 min with the patient while drawing blood and very rewarding helping out the patient.
"I enjoy it very much."
Pros: Work by myself great suporvisor.
"The hours, working holidays, not much advancement."
Always work weekends, very stressful.
"Not an easy job."
Be confident In your skills.
Cons: Short staffed.
Pros: Being part of the patients care plan.
Cons: Long hours.