Phlebotomists held about 101,300 jobs in 2012. They worked mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor's offices. The industries that employed the most phlebotomists in 2012 were as follows:
- General medical and surgical hospitals (40 percent)
- Medical and diagnostic laboratories (26 percent)
- Other ambulatory health care services (18 percent)
- Offices of Physicians (9 percent)
Employment opportunities are projected to grow by approximately 27 percent from 2012 through 2022.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Phlebotomists.