Phlebotomist Opportunities

Get on-the-job training and experience while being paid.

Do you want to start a career in healthcare? Then our Phlebotomy on-the-job training program might be perfect for you.   Please read on!

What is a Phlebotomist? The Phlebotomist collects blood samples from patients of all ages across the medical center. Your on-the-job training will include both clinical and classroom work. Upon completion of your first 6 weeks and 100 unaided-successful draws, you will be eligible to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomy Technician certification, paid for by us! Additionally, you move into the Advanced Trainee level and receive an additional increase in pay upon certification.

Why is Phlebotomy a great way to start a career in healthcare?

  • It is an area of high demand: Phlebotomists are in high demand in the healthcare setting. The need for laboratory testing is constant, making phlebotomy a stable and reliable profession.
  • Job growth: The healthcare industry is experiencing significant growth. With advancements in medical technology and an aging population, the demand for phlebotomists is projected to increase, providing good job security and opportunities for career advancement.
  • Short training period: Compared to many other healthcare professions, the training period for phlebotomy is relatively short. Most phlebotomy programs can be completed in a matter of months, allowing individuals to enter the workforce quickly.
  • A great entry point for a career in healthcare: Phlebotomy serves as an entry point to the healthcare field. It can be an excellent stepping stone for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, as it provides valuable hands-on experience
  • Flexibility: Phlebotomists often have flexible work schedules. They may work part-time or full-time, and there are opportunities for evening, night, and weekend shifts. This flexibility can be advantageous for individuals seeking a work-life balance or those juggling other commitments.
  • Patient interaction: Phlebotomists have direct patient contact, which can be rewarding for those who enjoy helping others.
  • Advancement opportunities: While phlebotomy is a fulfilling career on its own, it can also open doors to further advancement in the healthcare field. With additional training or education, phlebotomists can explore opportunities to become medical laboratory technicians, medical assistants, or pursue higher-level positions within the laboratory. Read more about Career Ladder below.


  • A High School graduate or the equivalent and great communication skills are required.
  • Proven work experience with the public.
  • Applicant must be honest, dependable, able to multi-task and be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays on rotation.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinic’s Phlebotomy Career Ladder allows for growth and development in this critical patient-centered field.

Employees with no experience start as a Phlebotomist Trainee and work to complete basic competencies in both blood drawing and computer skills through a combination of on-the-job training and by working with our Workforce Readiness Team in their training program.   Upon completion of training, and successful completion of 100 sticks, they are eligible to for the ASCP Phlebotomist Certification Exam (DMHC will pay for this).   Once certified, theywill move to the second tier on the ladder and receive an increase in pay.

As competencies are met and skills are refined, employees will continue to progress through the ladder.  The Department of Pathology supports employees by providing the necessary educational materials to move through the ladder and maintain national certification.  Staff are subject matter experts within a few short years and stay up to date on the latest technologies and best practices for Phlebotomists.

As the largest private employer in the state of New Hampshire, we provide our employees with an impressive array of benefits that start on day one including:

  • Work-life balance culture
  • Tuition Assistance: $3,000 per year
  • A valuable Earned Time Off Plan
  • Health, Life, Dental, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • An outstanding Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Free Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Benefit eligible on day one

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