Phlebotomy have one advantage and one disadvantage when applicants for this job enter a job market. Advantage is definitely the fact that there are not many people who can apply for the same job as you can. On the other hand, there are also not too many job openings…

Anyway, you should prepare well for your interview – as it may be the sole opportunity to get a job. Good phlebotomist should be able to work with all age group of patients, should have an ability to calm patient down. He or she should also be able to maintain a good level of concentration and have all the needed theoretic skills.

These are the things that are typically tested by typical interview questions for this job. Let’s have a look at it in detail:

 

List of typically used phlebotomy interview questions

  • Why did you decided to study phlebotomy?
  • Why do you want to become phlebotomist?
  • This is a routine job. What would keep you motivated in this job?
  • Did you have any practical experience with phlebotomy?
  • Do you have any preference when it comes to age groups of patients?
  • What would you do if you were unable to find a vein?
  • What would you do if the patient was dehidratated and you could not take any blood?
  • What do you think characterize a good phlebotomist?

 

When answering any of these questions, you should focus on the following:

  • Your motivation to do the job and to do it well. Show then that you understand the importance of phlebotomists in society
  • Emphasize that there is no room for an error in your work, and that’s why you are always very concentrated and in work also in your mind.
  • Try to create a good atmosphere in an interview. Be smiley and nice to your interviewer. Most likely it is your future boss. On the other hand, you should keep the whole conversation as professional as possible.

 

I also recommend you to bring your certification/diploma with you to the interview, as well as your resume. Doctors often take time until they decide (they are simply too busy with other things) and that’s why it is important to left the potential employer something. Resume with a nice smiley photo is ideal one from my point of view. I wish you good luck!

PS: You could have a look at medical assistant interview questions or perhaps the nursing interview questions. You should find there a good inspiration for your phlebotomy interview also.