(plus a direct link to search each one)
Table of Contents:
- 1 First: 4 Reasons Why This is Your Best Bet
- 2 Job Boards
- 3 Job Boards That Did Not Make the Cut:
- 4 Staffing / Recruiting Companies:
- 5 Laboratories (labs)
- 6 Hospitals
- 7 Volunteer
- 8 Can’t Land a Job, or Just Not Experienced Enough? Try an Internship
- 9 Other Places to Look
- 10 #4. Possibly The Best Method to Land a Phlebotomy Job
- 11 Conclusion
First: 4 Reasons Why This is Your Best Bet
1. This is the Most Comprehensive List by Far:
To compile this list, we scoured hundreds of web results for phlebotomy to find the largest and best job boards for someone looking for a phlebotomy job. If you know of more, let us know (they need to be sufficiently useful or decently sized for us to include them).
We have also included the current number of jobs listed on each site to give you an idea of their relative size.
2. The Fastest Way to Search All Phlebotomy Jobs:
And the nicest thing about it is you can click any of the links and it will take you directly to the search results for phlebotomy jobs.
However, some job boards did not seem to recognize “phlebotomy” as being the same as “phlebotomist” so searching each of these would give you different results on some sites. So you might have to test them to get a feel for which ones have that issue.
This is super useful because you can bookmark this article and come back as you need to.
Oh, and I will show you one of the the best ways to apply for a job besides the obvious job boards.
I will cover #4 later, but for now, the job boards:
LinkUp – 2,942
Shows jobs directly from employer websites, so probably a little more fresh data than some other websites. Advanced options are pretty short, but we did like the ability to block words.
CareerJet – 3,961
This was the only site that had an option that showed “volunteer” positions, and training, which was great, regardless if you just wanted to help, or learn the trade from the bottom up. Otherwise, not many jobs listings. Sure, 3,961 is a lot, but if you are looking in a particular area or city, then maybe that will drop down to 5 or 10.
SimplyHired – 3,492
While having among the fewest jobs, I thought it had a couple features missed by the oher sites like being able to filter on “Commission” and “Internship” jobs. You can filter by estimated salary ranges as well. Not something all boards allow.
LinkedIn – 10,728
LinkedIn is nice because you can often increasing your likelihood of getting a job if you are connected to the company you are applying for via your 2nd and 3rd level connections. People (and employers) tend to trust people we know over people we dont know, even if indirectly.
Be sure to have a complete profile and job history posted on LinkedIn because many employers use that (I speak from personal experience here) to filter out the serious versus the not-so-serious candidates. If someone is going to apply at my company, having a resume online (it does not have to be on LinkedIn) shows they are serious.
As an employer, it not only saves me the time from having to ask for your resume separately, but I have hired people on there even though they never applied directly with my company. There will always be companies and recruiters that hir that way, especially in health where there is good demand for these types of positions.
ZipRecruiter – 15,606
It has a “Quick Apply” feature. One of my favorite features. Note though, that the easier it is to apply for a job, the more candidates are probably applying for it in bulk, so if your resume stands out, it will probably do well with “Quick Apply.”
Another thing to like about it is it often lists hourly rate, which makes it easy to narrow down the job you want.
I also liked how you could really pick a job title, unlike most boards. For example, if I did a phlebotomy search on Indeed, I often would get other jobs like medical assistant or nurse, because their job duties often would include phlebotomy tasks.
Monster – 17,252
Monster is probably the most well known, maybe because they are one of the oldest, so no surprise they have more job volume than most. However, I thought the fact they didn’t give any estimated salary ranges made it more difficult to filter through the jobs based on experience or target salary.
Glassdoor – 28,840
I was surprised that they had so many jobs (more than Monster) because Glassdoor originally started as a website where employees could leave reviews about their employers. The salary range tool doesnt work well on niche jobs like phlebotomy jobs. I did like their “easy apply” tool that lets you quickly apply to a job, saving lots of time.
I also really liked all the filters like being able to filter on company size, ratings,
Indeed – 24,651
I liked Indeed because they had the easiest to use interface. Now, Indeed is a job “search engine” so they scrape, or copy, jobs from numerous other websites. I’m pretty sure most of the job boards do this to some degree, so you should expect to see a good amount of overlap between jobs.
Two other things that make these guys helpful is you can use a salary estimate filter, as well as experience. Although I noticed the salaries were pretty similar for entry level, unless you lived in a big city, like New York, Los Angeles, and even places like Austin, TX. Smaller towns in more expensive states, like CA tend to also pay better as well.
Recruit.Net – 11,352
The only feature that stands out here is being able to filter by years of experience, however, not sure how accurate it is: maybe it’s just an estimate like many other sites.
Job Boards That Did Not Make the Cut:
Thought I would also mention sites that have far fewer jobs. I won’t they they are not worthwhile, but just thought to include them separately for your convenience.
SnagAJob – 554
While this looked like a good site, it really was not clear on if they had more than 554 jobs, as I was not sure if the results were local or nationwide.
Of course, realize that with less jobs, there are less people using this board, so if an employer is only posting there jobs on SnagAJob, then that will create less competition for you,
Career Builder – 300
After checking a few other jobs, it just seems that they aren’t willing to show you how many jobs they really have. They did have options like “intern” “seasonal” and “contract to hire”–something most job boards do not. They also had a salary filter, which is nice.
Staffing / Recruiting Companies:
Staffing agencies have the distinct advantage that they are trying to act as a bridge between companies and employees, usually working hard to fill vacancies for companies so the companies don’t have to.
So in a way, using a staffing company this can often be an easier way to land a job (it was in my personal experience at least). They are usually getting paid a finders fee by the company to find talent, but their fees are on top of what the company is paying you, so there is no cost/risk to you.
There wasn’t much to say about each one, so I just listed them here:
Aerotek – 43
Allied – 36
These guys are pretty big in the space with 2,000+ employees and 5000 medical jobs total listed in their system.
Phlebotek – 20
Medix – 25
25 jobs for a nationwide job search doesn’t seem like much, but you might want to check just in case.
Kelly – 3
Probably not worth the effort, esp. Since they are more of a general staffing company, and not really specialized in medical jobs from what I could tell.
LabCorp – 234
Possibly the largest lab test company in the country, it is no surprise that LabCorp has 234 jobs listed right now. Of the 60,000 employees (worldwide), a good number of those are going to be phlbotomists, because drawing blood is mainly what they do.
I have rarely visited a state where there was not a LabCorp within an hour or two, so chances are, there are some near you.
QuestDiagnostics – 680
Although it says it has over 600 jobs (more than LabCorp), the navigation did not work for me, so I could not tell the quality of jobs, but these guys are also huge like LabCorp). Their interface is a bit old and clunky to use, which isn’t be per say, just a little cumbersome. Otherwise, this seemed to have lots of listings for a lab company.
I included hospitals because sometimes it’s easier to find a job directly with the employer, especially if they tend to hire fast, or the first that are applying.
Another thing to note is that some large employers jobs may not always get posted or picked up by job boards.
Since most hospitals are not nationwide, your best bet may be to look up hospitals in your area and see if you can find where they post their jobs, if not directly on their own websites. The reality is, hospitals are probably the largest employers of phlebotomists, so this may be your best route.
Also remember that hospitals have different departments, so working in an ER is going to be higher pace at times than elsewhere in a hospital.
Kasier – 44
Alina – 17
Alina runs 12 hospitals, 65 Allina Health clinics, 52 rehabilitation locations, and 23 hospital-based clinics in the Minnesota area
DignityHealth – 12
This is the 5th largest healthcare provider in the country, with over 60,000 healthcare providers. Not a ton of phlebotomy jobs though.
InterMountain Healthcare – 10
If you are in the mountain west, then this is the largest hospital.
Volunteering might be a good way to get some additional experience, even if you have a job. But it is also useful for entry-level phlebs who are having trouble finding paid work. More on that later in this article.
We were not able to find any phlebotomist jobs listed, so not really sure about this one.
Can’t Land a Job, or Just Not Experienced Enough? Try an Internship
Many hospitals, medical facilities, and private practices will offer internships to phlebotomists, which can be a perfect way to get some experience on your resume. Many of the big job boards either had a filter for this, or you could just search including the keyword “intern” or “internship”
Besides, if you have read our other articles, you would know that some places offer phlebotomy training on the job.
Other Places to Look
The following places all draw blood regularly, especially if they are a good size.
- Plasma centers
- Drug rehab centers
- Nursing homes and other senior centers
- Jails and prison
- State and local health centers
#4. Possibly The Best Method to Land a Phlebotomy Job
This is according to a top employment specialist that cited some industry stats, he said this was the best way to land a job, mainly because few other people use it (little competition). It can be tedious and time consuming, but highly effective if done right:
- Find places where you want to work, and see if they have jobs posted
- Better yet, call their HR person and see if they have any openings. Like many things in life, the best things rarely reach the market.
- Make regular contact with the department (every month or quarter depending on their volume)
- Send in your resume even if they don’t have a job ready, so if one does open up, yours is first in line.
Combined, this is tens of thousands of jobs, but surely there is going to be a lot of overlap with the job board aggregators like Indeed.
Caveat: Although these job boards claimed a certain number of jobs, the reality is, often-times those are just estimates, which can sometimes be off by a huge amount. Another thing to consider is that they will usually show all jobs with that keyword in your search , so just because it says it has 10,000 jobs, there may only be one or two thousand in reality.