Phlebotomists (31-9097)

Occupation description:  Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7383 13.71 23
United States 112,700140,800 24.92,810 2,3505,160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.2211.2213.15 15.7218.6522.52
Alaska 19.5515.1716.58 18.9022.2425.16
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.2513.9916.10 18.5922.1026.01

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14310 7.033.6 20.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation27
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 83
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Phlebotomist OEC

 Degree
Vocational Medical Trainers of Alaska   (Wasilla)
Phlebotomy Technician