Q: What is it like working as a Phlebotomist?
"I believe phlebotomy is an underpayed job."
"Corporate Culture, Understaffed, High Stress, Hours Flexible."
Pros: Night Shift Differential, Departmental/Shift Parties, Tuition Assistance, Corporate Culture, and many departments to choose from. Work Schedules are flexible. The cafeteria is nice to grab food.
Cons: Administration tend to micromanage too much. Staff have difficulty exercising teamwork. Leadership/regular staff is unprofessional and disconnected at times, Daytime parking for employees.
Pros: Good benefits. Nobody watching over your shoulder.
Cons: Extensive workload. No appreciation for front line. Higher ups are too high to associate with front line.
"THE CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED PHLEBOTOMY TECH SHOULD BRING."
IT A PERSONAL THING.
"Phlebotomy is wonderful!"
Pros: I have a hands on role in caring for and healing patients.
Cons: We do Not have access to all the needed supplies to do our job efficiently, such as pagers andhand held scanners.
Pros: I love the people that I work with. I enjoy being able to make patients feel the best they can when they are nervous about the procedure.
Cons: I do not like the risks associated with handling blood. I also am unsatisfied with the pay rate or the potential for growth.
Be a sponge. Absorb and learn as much as you can.