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Blood Bank Technologist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works within hospitals or clinics to screen and draw blood from patients. Collect, label and prepare blood, plasma and other components for transfusions. Store blood draws and maintain documentation and records. Test blood for viruses, blood group antigens, compatibility and antibody identification.

Job Outlook

There were 51 Blood Bank Technologist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1800 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Laboratory Technologist industry, which includes the Blood Bank Technologist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Blood Bank Technologist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,390.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $51,486.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Blood Bank Technologist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $52,404.

Education and Experience

Posted Blood Bank Technologist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree15%
Bachelor's Degree75%
Master's Degree4%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other6%

Posted Blood Bank Technologist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years58%
3 to 5 years30%
6 to 8 years6%
9+ years5%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Blood Bank Technologist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Troubleshooting (25%)
  • Communication Skills (22%)
  • Problem Solving (21%)
  • Preventive Maintenance (14%)
  • Research (13%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Quality Assurance and Control (54%)
  • Medical Technology (50%)
  • Laboratory Testing (35%)
  • Chemistry (31%)
  • Laboratory Equipment (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Patient Care (16%)
  • Biology (12%)
  • Repair (11%)
  • Calibration (9%)
  • Infection Control (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Specimen Processing (6%)
  • Prepare Compounds and Reagents (6%)
  • Disease Treatment (6%)
  • Blood Testing (5%)
  • Clinical Chemistry (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Blood Bank Technologist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Technologist - Blood Bank
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Technologist Blood Bank
  • Medical Technologist - Hematology

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Blood Bank Technologist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • American Red Cross (130)
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (54)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (46)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (38)
  • LifePoint Health (32)

North Carolina

  • American Red Cross (9)
  • LifePoint Health (9)
  • Novant Health (3)
  • Medasource (1)
  • Actalent (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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