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Occupational Employment Statistics


31-9097 Phlebotomists

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 9020$18.71/hr$15.93/hr$15.98/hr$19.25/hr$20.21/hr$22.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services40$18.29/hr
Education and Health Services1,130$20.21/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A7.2%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$15.98/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$20.01/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$19.76/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$19.31/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$18.87/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$19.31/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$16.07/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$19.43/hr11.8%
Northeast Minnesota 90$19.25/hr20.7%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$19.15/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$15.98/hr7.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$18.66/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 640$20.39/hr18.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 680$20.39/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,170$20.21/hr15.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Medical Assistants 10,830$24.92/hr16.1%
Dental Hygienists 4,920$39.60/hr7.3%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%

  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Process blood or other fluid samples for further analysis by other medical professionals.
  • Calibrate or maintain machines, such as those used for plasma collection.
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Provide sample analysis results to physicians to assist diagnosis.
  • Explain fluid or tissue collection procedures to patients.
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.