We surveyed 1,873 phlebotomists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical phlebotomist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a phlebotomist?

Low

High

Working as a phlebotomist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a phlebotomist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a phlebotomist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a phlebotomist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a phlebotomist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for phlebotomists.

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Do phlebotomists work full-time or part-time?

66% of phlebotomists work in full-time roles while 34% work part-time.

Is being a phlebotomist stressful?

Low

High

Phlebotomists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a phlebotomist?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a phlebotomist.

How competitive is the workplace for phlebotomists?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for phlebotomists.

Does being a phlebotomist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for phlebotomists.

Are phlebotomists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Phlebotomists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do phlebotomists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Phlebotomists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a phlebotomist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a phlebotomist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are phlebotomists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Phlebotomists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a phlebotomist require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for phlebotomists.

Does being a good phlebotomist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a phlebotomist.