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Arizona has more than 6 million residents and is home to a number of retirees, making trained healthcare workers very valuable.
After completing a class, a phlebotomist should explore available employment opportunities and create a list of the best potential employers.
Comparing employers based on salary, location, work environment, commuting distance, and other factors can help a phlebotomist select the best job offer.
Arizona has nearly 90 hospitals to serve patients from a variety of backgrounds. Hospitals in large cities like Phoenix, Tucson, and Mesa serve low-income communities as well as residents of some of Arizona’s most exclusive residential communities. Some of the most well-known hospitals located in Phoenix include:
- Arizona Heart Hospital
- Maricopa Medical Center
- Maryvale Hospital Medical Center
- Paradise Valley Hospital
The state also has several specialty facilities, so those who have completed formal training programs should consider them when seeking employment. Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Arizona Heart Institute are just a few of the specialty facilities available.
Some of the state’s communities have very few residents, making it necessary for people to travel to larger cities for medical care. Phlebotomists will not find many opportunities in these small communities. Clifton, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt, Colorado City, Duncan, and Gila Blend are just a few of the communities that have fewer than 5,000 residents.
A phlebotomist’s earning potential can vary widely based on employer type and location. The median annual salary for this occupation is $29,630 in Phoenix. Numbers are significantly lower in Prescott, which has a population of about 40,000 people compared to the 1.4 million people in Phoenix. The median annual salary for a phlebotomist in Prescott is $25,181. Arizona has more than 40 blood bank locations, making it an ideal state for phlebotomists who achieve donor technician certification. This is one way to increase your earnings in the phlebotomy field.