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  93$14.77/hr$12.58/hr$13.30/hr$14.44/hr$16.24/hr$18.35/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services50$15.44/hr
Education and Health Services1,550$18.52/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/A$14.44/hr11.7%
Southeast Minnesota N/A$20.72/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$17.74/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$17.77/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$17.43/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$16.74/hr27.7%
Central Minnesota 90$17.58/hr10.7%
Northwest Balance of State 100$14.45/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$16.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 180$16.46/hr20.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$15.19/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 980$18.92/hr29.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,000$18.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,610$18.44/hr26.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical Assistants 9,950$20.35/hr25.3%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,940$18.48/hr13.6%
Physical Therapist Aides 280$18.66/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.