I Am a Phlebotomist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    My Path In The World Of Phlebotomy So Far

    My path in the world of phlebotomy so far has been a pretty short distance although it has taken some time. I have taken and passed two completed different phlebotomy courses from two different local community colleges. So the natural question most people would ask is, “Why did...
    rtamason rtamason
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2011

    2 Day Phlebotomy Class

    Im interested in the medical career. I'm taking my pre reqs for the RN program but need a better paying job to survive and buy groceries and pay my utilities. I would love to draw blood, and wear scrubs to get me through my nursing school years. My question is- They are offering...
    TxGem TxGem
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2012

    I wanted to share a new phlebotomy site I ran

    across. www.ephlebotomytraining.com Cheers everyone.
    cyrus451 cyrus451
    36-40
    Dec 28, 2014

    Need Help With "Order Of Draw" In Phlebotomy

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm about 4 weeks away from finishing school and then a externship. I'm trying to figure out the order of draw. I know the basic from yellow to blue all the way to gray. But my main question when I'm out in the field. Lets say for example I have a Pt...
    vryce12 vryce12
    36-40
    1 Response May 30, 2013

    Hi Can Come One Help Me Please

    I recently got a job as a phlebotomist after leaving uni to train as a nurse And I've recently become pregnant after knowing I couldn't have kids. I haven't startedy job yet can they sack me get rid of me bexause I'm pregnant This job means everything to me and don't know what's...
    Stevepip1985 Stevepip1985
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2013

    Cameron College In New Orleans, It's Disaster

      I am shocked! I could not imagine that it can happen with me in the USA! I was enrolled in the Cameron College for the 6 month phlebotomy program. I started on September, had A grades for every class…. End still cannot get my diploma! It’s May now; I was...
    Nadivina Nadivina
    31-35
    4 Responses May 8, 2009

    Its Been About 6 Months

    I received my phlebotomy certificate in April and it's coming up on six months that I have not had one interview. I have days where I will apply to 12 jobs at different locations and still get the email that reads, "thank you for your application but we have decided to go ahead...
    asunn asunn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    Phlebotomist In A Large Hospital

    I have been a phlebotomist in a large hospital for almost two years. I have a bachelors degree in psychology but did not like the jobs I could get with it. So, I took a course and got ASCP certified and was hired right away. I work the 4 AM shift. As soon as I get to work I am...
    yellowbugo1 yellowbugo1
    46-50
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2011

    I Have Been A Phleb For 3 Years

    While going through chemo therapy my mom talked to some phlebs who told her that Phlebotomy is quick and easy school wise, perfect for someone with ADHD {aka me} because its really hands on and it (duh) offers health insurance. She was pushing and pushing me to start...
    MrsAmayaPaz MrsAmayaPaz
    22-25
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2010

    Beginner

    i am almost finished with my phlebotomy class.  i am looking into getting national certified.  Can anyone out there help me with a good book (study guide) to help me study for the exam
    sondra123 sondra123
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    Shipping And Receiving Your Various Fluids

    I work in a high volume (client every 4min) lab environment in the soon to be frozen Canadian prairies. We deal mainly in blood, blood products, and urine with things like feces and sputum thrown in for good measure. I work at several locations with shifts starting at 7am and...
    Midnightpoker Midnightpoker
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2012

    First Time Renewing State License And Stuck Into Something

    It would be my first time renewing my CPT. I was just to renew my State license but on the renewal there is a part asking for "certificate/license number." I don't know what to do on this since there's no number displayed on my California State CPT card, just the CDPH logo and...
    Chanter Chanter
    26-30, F
    Oct 21, 2011

    Need Help With "Order Of Draw" In Phlebotomy

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm about 4 weeks away from finishing school and then a externship. I'm trying to figure out the order of draw. I know the basic from yellow to blue all the way to gray. But my main question when I'm out in the field. Lets say for example I have a Pt...
    vryce12 vryce12
    36-40
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    Anything Out There Having No Experience?

    I am having a hard time finding any employment opportunities out there for people with minimal or no experience. I have thought of all I can, asked for tips, searched Google and almost feel hopeless. How is a person to get experience when anyone asks for experience only? I think...
    NapaGuera NapaGuera
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    Good Days And Bad Days

    Why is it that there are some days I can get every single stick including the difficult sticks, and then there days I can't even get blood from veins that look like a water hose. Does this happen to anyone else?
    tmb97 tmb97
    31-35
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    I just got my certificate

    and I'm terrified cause I don't feel like I have the confident to go out there and actually do it smh I dunno
    Halo85 Halo85
    31-35, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    Hi everyone I am a new phlebotomist!

    I received my certification about a little over a month ago and I am very excited about getting a job as a phlebotomist. Any ideas of any good companies to work for as a new phlebotomist? I live in San Marcos! Thanks!
    Angels3348 Angels3348
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    Traveling Jobs

    I am a phlebotomist, I would like to find companies that have short term contracts for working in the USA and abroad. I think it would be great to travel and work . I am an experienced phlebotomist. I currently do wellness events events and I'm a Mobil examiner.
    Slhady Slhady
    51-55, F
    Sep 6, 2013
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