Phlebotomists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
46%
risk level
POLLING
30%
Based on 32 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
10.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$41,810
or $20.10 per hour
Volume
137,080
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.5/10

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Automation risk

46% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

30% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 46% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Phlebotomists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Phlebotomists' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Phlebotomists' was $41,810, or $20 per hour

'Phlebotomists' were paid 13.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 137,080 people employed as 'Phlebotomists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Phlebotomists'.

Job description

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

SOC Code: 31-9097.00

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Comments

felipe (Moderate) says
they've already got phlebotomist robots
Sep 29, 2022 at 07:51 PM
The GOAT says
But not as good as me. I’m a mother effing prodigy!
Jan 01, 2024 at 04:28 AM

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