Phlebotomists

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Total Workforce

109k

Average Age

38.8

Estimated Job Growth

24.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$31,347

Average Male Salary

$39,949

Average Female Salary

$30,065

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Phlebotomists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Phlebotomists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Phlebotomists, by average wage, is Employment services. Phlebotomists are paid most in Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta & Osceola Counties PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,347

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,586

In 2017, Phlebotomists earned an average of $31,347, $20,718 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges make somewhat more than Phlebotomists while Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Phlebotomists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.239

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Phlebotomists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.239, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Phlebotomists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Phlebotomists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Phlebotomists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Phlebotomists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Phlebotomists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Other health care services, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Phlebotomists, by average wage, are Employment services, Hospitals, and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

109k

2017 Workforce

± 8,110

4.06%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.2%

The number of people employed as Phlebotomists has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 104,928 people in 2016 to 109,193 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Phlebotomists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Phlebotomists at  42.8%, followed by Other health care services with 38.6% and Outpatient care centers with 7.27%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Phlebotomists in the US. The average age of male Phlebotomists in the workforce is 37.7 and of female Phlebotomists is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Phlebotomists is White.

Gender Composition

14.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,922

95k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,566

87% of Phlebotomists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Phlebotomists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Phlebotomists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

62.6% of Phlebotomists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.7% of Phlebotomists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Phlebotomists.

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Age by Gender

37.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.74

39

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.986

The median age of Phlebotomists is 38.8, and Male employees are generally 1.26 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Phlebotomists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Phlebotomists is Biology but a relatively high number of Phlebotomists hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Phlebotomists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Phlebotomists need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Phlebotomists need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Science.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Phlebotomists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Phlebotomists are expected to see a growth of 24.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

24.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Phlebotomists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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