Phlebotomist skills include being responsible and interacting well with patients.   Other desirable skills include:

  • good near vision
  • must enjoy working with people
  • need to have an ability to comfort those who are fearful of needles
  • good manual dexterity
  • ability to follow simple directions and procedures
  • ability to handle blood and other bodily fluids without discomfort
  • arm hand steadiness

Other skills on the phlebotomy skills checklist include:

  • an ability to work with computers
  • good documentation and recording information skills
  • desire for continuing education to keep abreast of new developments
  • an ability to process information
  • being a good active listener
  • being socially perceptive by being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do

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Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists,
(2) Wikipedia contributors, "Phlebotomist," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,
(3) Wikipedia contributors, "Phlebotomy," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia , site is intended only for informational purposes and is not a substitute for professional guidance.
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