If you’re a certified phlebotomist looking for a phlebotomy job in some of the big American cities, what would your options be? There are lots of them and of course it depends on the area of phlebotomy that you’re certified in, but this article will give you a hint of the kinds of places where you can find phlebotomy jobs that you can look at.
You should be aware though, especially if you’re from a small town, that with phlebotomy jobs in CA, NC, NYC or GA, the tempo is completely different from what you may be used to unless you’ll be working in a private practice. There are lots more patients because there are lots more people, so naturally, you will have lots more work to do.
Some of the most common phlebotomy jobs in these cities include:
- Lab Technician
Big city hospitals are almost always understaffed and this could be an advantage for you – you will find vacancies especially if you’re not asking for a very high starting salary. They are a great way to build your resume – a big city hospital reference means that the smaller hospitals will want you and they will be willing to pay you a bit more.
- Traveling Phlebotomist
One of the more common phlebotomy jobs in CA is that of a traveling phlebotomist, and especially in children’s hospitals and hospitals that care for the aged. There are many patients who opt for home care so that they can be as close as possible to their families so you have a chance here. Be ready to be outdoors a lot though, and of course to visit people’s homes. It may help if you have additional nursing qualifications because most patients would only have only one medic coming to their home every once in a while. Of course it means you will also draw a bigger salary.
- Phlebotomy Associate
Looking through phlebotomy jobs in NYC could land you in a phlebotomist associate position, and similarly for phlebotomy jobs in NC. Associates don’t work directly in a hospital but at large laboratory centres that work with hospitals to ensure that donated blood and organs are OK for transplant. Its qualifications are not very different from those of a regular phlebotomist but you will need to know how to work with tissue samples.
- Blood Bank Manager
You will find these phlebotomy jobs in GA and many more. These are in every hospital (except maybe the very small ones) because the hospitals have blood banks. As a manager in a blood bank, you are required to have some management skills, and also be prepared to interact with senior management as well as doctors and nurses because you have to give reports all the time.
- Aid Organizations
You may never have thought of it, but did you know that this one of the best places you can get a job as a phlebotomist? True, you will get to travel a lot to help people in desperate situations, but the money from these phlebotomist jobs is good. Red Cross and other such organizations are usually headquartered in the large American cities, so make sure to have a look and you may just be lucky. Enlist yourself as a volunteer if they don’t have a job for you right away and increase your chances of getting hired eventually.
As you can see, phlebotomy jobs in these big cities are not hard to get if you know where to look. The only thing is to prepare yourself mentally for all the work that comes with them. It’s a lot compared to what you’d get in smaller towns.