Phlebotomy Technician

Blood Collector

Minimum 12th class pass in Science Certified training for Phlebotomy Technician (programme aligned to HSS/Q 0501 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks that a Phlebotomy Technician is expected to perform include: Drawing quality blood samples

Preparing blood specimens for medical testing

Knowledge about how to establish a routine that is comfortable for a patient in preparing for a blood specimen collection

Ensuring the patient?s information matches the information on the laboratory requisition or label


Well versed with safety and hygiene measures

Knowledge of usage of tools based on the test and patient characteristics

Relevant professional qualifications

Friendly Meticulous


Good observation skills Accuracy in work

Good communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work is available Need not handle a team

Travelling maybe a part of this job Working hours

Healthcare facilities usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic

Shift system is available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include work-related musculoskeletal disorders, cuts, bruises, etc.Health risks include exposure to needles, hazardous materials found in laboratories, slips, trips, falls, etc.

For fresher?s - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

More and more people are taking preventive blood tests today, increasing the demand for Phlembotomy Technicians in the healthcare sector.

Large hospitals across India

Healthcare providers and pathology labs across India

Public and private hospitals


Pathological laboratories across India