There are currently an estimated 122,700 phlebotomists in the United States. The phlebotomist job market is expected to grow by 24.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are phlebotomists?

CareerExplorer rates phlebotomists with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 35,900 phlebotomists. That number is based on 30,100 additional phlebotomists, and the retirement of 5,800 existing phlebotomists.

What’s the supply of phlebotomists?

The phlebotomist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Phlebotomist job market by state

State Name Employed Phlebotomists
California 12,580
Texas 8,550
Florida 8,280
New York 6,490
North Carolina 5,760
Ohio 5,270
Illinois 5,070
New Jersey 4,510
Pennsylvania 4,480
Georgia 3,880
Massachusetts 3,770
Virginia 3,630
Michigan 3,230
Washington 2,790
Maryland 2,710
Indiana 2,340
Tennessee 2,340
Wisconsin 2,240
Kentucky 2,160
Louisiana 2,160
Missouri 2,120
Alabama 2,090
Minnesota 1,920
Oregon 1,920
South Carolina 1,680
Colorado 1,670
Nevada 1,400
Arizona 1,370
Oklahoma 1,350
Connecticut 1,220
Iowa 1,100
Arkansas 1,080
Kansas 1,030
West Virginia 1,000
Utah 1,000
Mississippi 970
Rhode Island 890
Hawaii 830
Nebraska 750
New Mexico 700
Maine 650
New Hampshire 590
Idaho 540
Delaware 510
North Dakota 460
Montana 350
District of Columbia 270
Wyoming 260
South Dakota 240
Vermont 180
Alaska 170
Puerto Rico 160