When most people think of phlebotomy they just think of the person who takes your blood but they can be so much more than that. They think that it is a boring job where you just do the same thing over and over with little reward if any. That is not nearly the whole story at all. Yes, they are experts in taking blood for tests or transfusions but they can be a lot more to the patients. People very rarely think of a profession in terms of the people around the professional but maybe they should try doing that more.
A lot of people who are getting blood taken have serious illnesses or serious symptoms and are trying to get to a diagnosis. They need a friend. They go to doctors who are usually cold and don’t take into account what the person is feeling, how scared they are and how awful they feel. They call doctor offices all the time and talk to receptionists who act as if they are a burden and they feel like no one really cares about them, like they are nothing but a job to everyone. You could be the one to change all that. You could truly make people feel better, make them feel like people again.
As a phlebotomist you would be able to be the bright spot in people’s day. You could be warm, kind, caring and sweet to them. You could also be extra gentle to ensure that they suffer no more than they already are. A patient with a chronic sensitivity to pain, who can’t even be given a hug on some days, can have their whole day ruined or improved by a simple blood draw. A patent who bruises easily can have their whole week ruined by a bad or careless phlebotomist.
This job is far more important than one may assume. It make a real difference in the world. Without phlebotomists there would be no one to take the blood to be tested, to give patients the answers that that wait anxiously for, sometimes for days. Being able to help people doesn’t mean you have to become a doctor or even a nurse. All that you have to do is spend four months for your phlebotomy training and certification. It is easy to become and it makes real changes in lives.
If you want a low stress easy going job where you get the opportunity to help others, than is the job for you. After four months of training you could bring smiles to faces, be a part of something real and have a job that you can really be proud of. You have the opportunity to work full or part time so you could even get certified and do this while working you current job as well. It is such an amazing opportunity and the medical field needs those who truly want to make a real difference in the lives of others. So check it out and see if it is right for you.