I often wonder how students think about choosing phlebotomist career. What are the considerations in their mind while considering the phlebotomy program. I asked those questions to our current phlebotomy students. The answers are quite surprising.
They actually think in terms of long-term goals! One student said “a field (phlebotomy) that will always be in demand”. Another student put it nicely “The reason I chose phlebotomy was because it’s an interesting field to get into, no matter where you go in life someone is going to need their blood drawn so there will always be jobs for you to fill”.
Portability of skills is another major consideration. “I like the idea that phlebotomy is something that is portable. It can go to any lab, be it a hospital, clinic, red cross anywhere and from State to State and city to city. The expectations and concepts remain the same”.
I believe the excitement and the opportunity to provide one-on-one services draw students to this field. A student writes “I really like the fact that you get to work with people one-on-one. .. we are actually holding the needle in our hands. I feel like that will be the most exciting thing, getting to actually work with a person and draw their blood. I never thought growing up that this is what I would be doing in life, but now that I am here (School) and working with these amazing people and learning so many interesting things about the body I know I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else”. Wow! That is something!