Phlebotomy Employment Potential

Employment Opportunities Stock GraphicEmployment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.

Phlebotomists work mainly in:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Blood donor centers
  • Doctor’s offices

Blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require blood work for analysis and diagnoses. Job prospects are best for phlebotomists who receive certification.

Wages in the state of Kansas:

Average wage = $29,640
Entry level = $21,810
Experienced = $33,550

For additional information, visit for local wage information or U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Handbook for national wage information.