Pros: feeling part of a team to care for others
Cons: not always feeling appreciated as much as i should be
I love what I do as a phlebotomist, however unless I go back to school I will not move forward or have any opportunity for advancement. At this time I have no desire to go back to school but I would like more of a challenge in my work and an opportunity to expand my skills and experience. I enjoy my work at the nursing homes and enjoy getting outside of the hospital on occassion by working at health fairs in the middle and high schools in the area drawing blood for routine health screenings. My co-workers and I get along fairly well and some of us are friends outside of the workplace. We often learn from eachother and I value their advice. The hardest part of my job is dealing with negative people. I enjoy helping people, encouraging them, and helping their health care providers to deliver the best possible care as though they were my own family.