MedPro Blog


6 Signs You Should Pursue a Career in Phlebotomy

Wondering how to become a traveling phlebotomist?

If you’re thinking about becoming an Allied health professional but are not sure about what specialty you’d like to pursue, here are six signs that prove you would make a great phlebotomist.

1. You like helping others
One of the best parts about being a phlebotomist is that you are helping people get the medical treatment they need. As a phlebotomist, you draw blood from patients in order to help them get tested for medical reasons. You also draw blood from patients in order to facilitate transfusions, donations, or research efforts. You can go home each night knowing you made a difference.

2. You want to get out and start working
If you don’t want to stay in school for a long time after graduating from high school, phlebotomy can be a great choice for you. Typically employers will look for a professional certification and completion of a phlebotomy certificate program. These programs can be taken at community colleges, vocational schools, or technical schools, and usually takes less than a year to complete. That means you can get into the workforce quicker.

3. You can have more work-life balance
A phlebotomist has an alternative working schedule that offers more flexibility and work life balance than a typical 9-5 job.

blood vector

4. You like to travel and explore
Being a phlebotomist means you can take a travel assignment, and get to see more of the U.S.! Whereas other 9-5 office jobs require you to be in the office in one set location, being a travel Allied health professional means more flexibility to travel and experience short-term assignments in different states around the U.S.

5. You don’t like the typical 9-5
If you just don’t like the idea of going into the same place every day at the same time, and having such a routine schedule, becoming a phlebotomist can be a great option for you. You can work outside the typical 9-5 hours (perhaps you’re more of a night person) , and you can choose to work on weekends.

6. Blood doesn’t scare you
Simply put, phlebotomy has to do with blood, and you can’t be squeamish! If you have a strong stomach and blood/bodily fluids don’t bother you, you’d make a great phlebotomist!

Need a great allied health travel agency? Call MedPro!

For help finding your next allied health travel assignment, you need a great staffing agency. MedPro Healthcare Staffing specializes in the placement of Allied health professionals and can give you access to the best Allied health jobsTo learn more, apply below or call us at 1-800-866-8108 to speak with a MedPro recruiter today.