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Pathology Collectors

ANZSCO ID 311216

Overview

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Pathology Collectors

  • 9,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 41% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 92% female Gender Share

Pathology Collectors extract, collect, label and preserve blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Specialisations: Blood Collector.

You usually need a certificate III in pathology collection to work as a Pathology Collector. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Greet donors.
  • Records donors' personal details, including their weight, age, blood type and contact details.
  • Explains the procedure to donors and checks their personal details.
  • Takes a finger-prick test to check the donor's haemoglobin (red blood cells) and ensure that iron levels in the blood are normal.
  • Takes blood from donors.
  • Informs donors of emergency medical contacts for potential side-effects of donating blood.
  • Cares for donors who may be feeling dizzy or have another adverse reaction.
  • Provides refreshments for donors, and ensures they absorb enough sugar back into their system.
  • Maintains machinery and orders supplies.
  • Advertises blood collection days.
  • Drives a blood bank collection vehicle.
  • Gives speeches about donating blood.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in pathology collection to work as a Pathology Collector. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Clerical

    58% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  4. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    52% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Medicine and dentistry

    44% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  7. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  10. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Therapy and counselling

    34% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  13. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Law and government

    32% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Biology

    27% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Science

    30% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  18. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Brainstorming

    34% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Working with the public

    62% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Communicating with the public

    49% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Providing office support

    44% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Consequence of error

    89% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  14. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    82% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomists.

All Medical Technicians

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Pathology Collectors

  • 9,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 41% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 92% female Gender Share

Pathology Collectors extract, collect, label and preserve blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Specialisations: Blood Collector.

You usually need a certificate III in pathology collection to work as a Pathology Collector. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • Greet donors.
  • Records donors' personal details, including their weight, age, blood type and contact details.
  • Explains the procedure to donors and checks their personal details.
  • Takes a finger-prick test to check the donor's haemoglobin (red blood cells) and ensure that iron levels in the blood are normal.
  • Takes blood from donors.
  • Informs donors of emergency medical contacts for potential side-effects of donating blood.
  • Cares for donors who may be feeling dizzy or have another adverse reaction.
  • Provides refreshments for donors, and ensures they absorb enough sugar back into their system.
  • Maintains machinery and orders supplies.
  • Advertises blood collection days.
  • Drives a blood bank collection vehicle.
  • Gives speeches about donating blood.

You usually need a certificate III in pathology collection to work as a Pathology Collector. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Health Industry and Laboratory Operations VET training pathways.

Employers look for Medical Technicians who have good people skills, a high attention to detail and are accurate.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Clerical

    58% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  4. English language

    54% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    52% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Medicine and dentistry

    44% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  7. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Chemistry

    37% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  10. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Therapy and counselling

    34% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    33% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  13. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Law and government

    32% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Administration and management

    31% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Communications and media

    31% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Biology

    27% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Active listening

    48% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  13. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  18. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  19. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Science

    30% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  14. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  18. Perceptual speed

    37% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Brainstorming

    34% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    74% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Working with the public

    62% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  7. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    54% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  17. Communicating with the public

    49% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Providing office support

    44% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  2. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Consequence of error

    89% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  14. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    82% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Making repetitive motions

    82% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  18. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    78% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Practical

    71% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomists.
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