Blood Bank Technologists

Job Description

Blood bank technicians collect, label and prepare blood, plasma and other components for transfusions. Blood bank technicians properly store blood draws and maintain documentation and records. Technicians work with patients, making them comfortable during the procedure and monitoring vital signs.

Academic Requirements

Prior to training as a blood bank specialist, one must possess a bachelor’s degree and be certified in medical technology or have a bachelor’s degree in a science like biology and have worked in a blood bank. Training for this specialty varies by program and may take anywhere from 12-24 months. Students typically take courses in blood collection and storage, genetics, immunology, blood bank administration and other courses related to transfusion therapy. A Blood Bank specialty from American Society for Clinical Pathology may be needed.

Blood Bank Technologists
$40-60
Thousand
Average
Salary
Low
Patient
Interaction
10.93%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Bachelor's degree
Education
Required

Schools

North Central Missouri College

1301 Main Street
Trenton, 64683

Three Rivers Community College

Three Rivers Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, 63901
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