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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 10010$15.33/hr$13.08/hr$13.82/hr$15.05/hr$16.90/hr$18.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$16.55/hr
Education and Health Services1,480$18.80/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$19.96/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$16.61/hr27.7%
Southwest Balance of State 40$17.12/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$15.03/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$18.00/hr10.7%
Northwest Minnesota 100$15.05/hr11.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$15.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 260$17.43/hr20.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 260$17.45/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 940$19.16/hr29.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 960$19.15/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,600$18.70/hr26.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical Assistants 10,010$19.79/hr25.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,140$26.30/hr14.9%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 2,080$17.88/hr13.6%
Physical Therapist Aides 300$17.94/hr16.3%

  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Document route of specimens from collection to laboratory analysis and diagnosis.
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories.
  • Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories.
  • Provide sample analysis results to physicians to assist diagnosis.