Phlebotomists are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, phlebotomists rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 45% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy phlebotomists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Health educator
3.5
$61k
Nurse educator
3.4
$77k
Surgical assistant
3.4
$46k
Biomedical engineer
3.4
$97k
Endoscopy technician
3.4
$38k
Phlebotomist
3.3
$37k
Physical therapist
3.3
$96k
Paramedic
3.3
$35k
Internist
3.3
$194k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are phlebotomists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do phlebotomists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as phlebotomists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are phlebotomist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are phlebotomists making the best use of their abilities?

Are phlebotomists happy with their salary?

Phlebotomists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Phlebotomists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked phlebotomists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

776 phlebotomists

5 Star
13%

13% of phlebotomists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of phlebotomists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of phlebotomists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of phlebotomists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of phlebotomists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do phlebotomists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, phlebotomists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked phlebotomists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

784 phlebotomists

5 Star
20%

20% of phlebotomists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of phlebotomists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of phlebotomists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of phlebotomists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of phlebotomists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as phlebotomists?

Phlebotomists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of phlebotomists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked phlebotomists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

834 phlebotomists

5 Star
41%

41% of phlebotomists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of phlebotomists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of phlebotomists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of phlebotomists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of phlebotomists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a phlebotomist’s work environment?

As a whole, phlebotomists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of phlebotomists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a phlebotomist.

We asked phlebotomists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

833 phlebotomists

5 Star
28%

28% of phlebotomists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of phlebotomists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of phlebotomists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of phlebotomists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of phlebotomists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are phlebotomists making the best use of their abilities?

Former phlebotomists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most phlebotomists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked phlebotomists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

832 phlebotomists

5 Star
26%

26% of phlebotomists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of phlebotomists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of phlebotomists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of phlebotomists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of phlebotomists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars