Average annual wages are $35,803 in Washington's King County ($17.21/hour).
Venues include hospitals, laboratories, physician's offices, donation facilities and other healthcare settings where blood is taken and analyzed. Work involves busy lab environments and interaction with stressed patients. Phlebotomists work day, evening or night shifts, with some weekends or holidays. There are often rotating shifts in smaller facilities, sometimes on-call on nights/weekends.
Employment growth is projected at 2 percent in Washington from 2012 to 2022. Worker demand is greater in medical and diagnostic labs, physicians offices and other ambulatory healthcare services, rather than in hospitals.