What does a work day look like for Phlebotomists?

Based on survey data, a work day for Phlebotomists typically involves the following:

  • Constant contact with others contact with others, 90% of the time. How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
  • Regular (established routine, set schedule) work schedules, 90% of the time. How regular are the work schedules for this job?
  • Every day indoors, environmentally controlled, 90% of the time. How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
  • Every day exposed to disease or infections, 86% of the time. How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
  • Extremely important importance of being exact or accurate, 86% of the time. How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
  • Every day wear common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets, 86% of the time. How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
  • Every day telephone, 85% of the time. How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
  • Every day face-to-face discussions, 85% of the time. How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
  • Every day time pressure, 76% of the time. How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
  • Every day frequency of decision making, 75% of the time. How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
  • Very close (near touching) physical proximity, 70% of the time. To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
  • Extremely important importance of repeating same tasks, 67% of the time. How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?
  • 40 hours duration of typical work week, 67% of the time. Number of hours typically worked in one week.
  • Extremely important deal with external customers, 62% of the time. How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
  • Extremely serious consequence of error, 62% of the time. How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
  • Very high responsibility responsible for others' health and safety, 62% of the time. How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
  • Extremely important work with work group or team, 55% of the time. How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
  • Very important results impact of decisions on co-workers or company results, 52% of the time. What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?
  • Every day electronic mail, 52% of the time. How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
  • Some freedom structured versus unstructured work, 52% of the time. To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
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