A Pathology Specimen Collector (or a Phlebotomist) collects blood and other pathology specimens for laboratory analysis.
Have a strong sense of compassion.
A Pathology Specimen Collector (or a Phlebotomist) collects blood and other pathology specimens for laboratory analysis. Taking specimens generally involves using a needle to take blood specimens from patients.
Where you might work:
Your workplace could be a hospital, medical practice, pathology collection centre or in some cases, a patient’s home or within an aged care facility.
You will need nimble and steady hands to safely collect blood specimens with a needle. You should enjoy working with people and have a strong sense of compassion to be able to guide people through the collection process. Having excellent attention to detail is important for record keeping in this role.
Middle of the range starting salary: $40,700
(Reference: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2018.)