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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $30,530.00
Average Time to Fill 31 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,352
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 22.75 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Collect blood or tissue samples
Collect biological specimens
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Collect specimens from patients
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Store pharmaceutical supplies or prescriptions
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Provide in home patient care
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Conduct medical tests
Fit medical supportive devices
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean used linens
Clean patient or treatment rooms
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Transport biological or other medical materials
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Record medical history
Process medical billing information
Prepare billing statements

Getting Information

Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Interview patients to gather medical information
Conduct laboratory research or experiments

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor patient condition and health
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Store medical laboratory specimens

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Blood Collection
Urine Drug Screen
Occupational Health and Safety
Laboratory Testing
Expediting Orders

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