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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 122151 23.86 817
United States 122,700152,800 24.55,900 7,90016,810

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.5412.5014.36 17.0719.9523.92
Alaska 20.2415.8016.97 18.9223.1327.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.7615.4716.53 18.2222.4627.63
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.9116.5017.85 19.9923.2526.52

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15218 11.835.1 30.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation39
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 104
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.7

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

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

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

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Phlebotomist OEC

Vocational Medical Trainers of Alaska   (Wasilla)
Phlebotomy Technician