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Phlebotomist

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Phlebotomists are clinical support workers who take blood samples from patients, usually in a hospital or clinic setting. They send the samples to a laboratory which are used to help in the diagnosis of illness.

The Work

You would:

Pay

Under the NHS Agenda for Change pay scales salaries for phlebotomists are on Band 2, £16,532 to £18,903 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2017.

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
36179
0.2 %
FALL
2022
36111
  United Kingdom
2017
351020
0.2 %
RISE
2022
351573

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

National Association of Phlebotomists
Tel: 020 7833 8784
E-mail: phlebotomy@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.phlebotomy.org

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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