Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
- Education requirements: Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program
- Soft skills: compassion, detail oriented and dexterity
- Average annual salary: $32,700
- 3 in state schools: Rogue Community College (Grants Pass, OR), Abdill Career College (Medford, OR), Institute of Technology (Salem, OR)
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