Phlebotomy Statistics

Phlebotomy Statistics

  • In 2019, there were roughly 132,000 people employed as phlebotomists in the United States.
  • This grew from 123,840 people in 2018, a growth rate of 6.35%.

Diversity of phlebotomists

  • There are roughly 19,6000 male phlebotomists.
  • In contrast, there are 112,000 female phlebotomists.
  • With 85.2% of phlebotomists being female, this makes them the most common gender in the occupation.
  • 46.7% of phlebotomists are White (non-Hispanic), making it the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation.
  • 25.4% of phlebotomists are Black (non-Hispanic), representing the second most common race or ethnicity in the occupation.
  • 7.16% of phlebotomists are Asian (non-Hispanic), making up the third most common race or ethnicity in the occupation.
  • The average age of a male phlebotomist is 41.7 years of age.
  • The average age of a female phlebotomist is 38.3 years of age.
  • The median age of all phlebotomists is 38.8 years of age.

Phlebotomist salaries

  • The average phlebotomist in the United States makes around $36,000 a year.
  • With education and certifications, this can increase to $49,000 per year in most states.
  • However, starting salaries for a phlebotomist is closer to $29,000 per year.
  • Those who work in larger populations or in areas with a high elderly population can expect to earn a higher salary.
  • Working as part of a large hospital instead of a small clinic can also raise the average salary of a phlebotomist.

Projections for the phlebotomy career

  • Job growth is estimated to be 17.3% from 2019 till 2029.
  • In comparison, national job growth is projected at 3.71% in the same period, making phlebotomy a promising career for the future.

Necessary skills for phlebotomists

  • Some of the most valued skills for a phlebotomist to have include:
    • Speaking
    • Active listening
    • Reading comprehension
    • Critical thinking
    • Service orientation
    • Social perceptiveness
    • Time management
  • Phlebotomists need above-average skills in troubleshooting, quality control analysis, and equipment selection to have a competitive advantage in the field.