Learn about the types of people who become phlebotomists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
66% of phlebotomists work in full-time roles while 34% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a phlebotomist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming phlebotomists at a ratio of 1.20 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
89% of phlebotomists are female and 11% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a phlebotomist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a phlebotomist and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a phlebotomist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of phlebotomists are White, making up 53% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Black or African American, making up 18% and 16% respectively.