The mobile phlebotomy industry is a growing one, and that growth is understandable for a few good reasons. Phlebotomy as a career doesn’t offer a lot of potential for growth within the field if you work at a hospital or patient service center. When you go out on your own as a mobile phlebotomist, however, it allows you many opportunities for growth, while also giving you independence and an ability to serve your community. Here is a brief look at some key features of mobile phlebotomy and how they could stand to benefit you.
A primary benefit of working for yourself as a mobile phlebotomist, as the name suggests, is the mobility that the job offers. As a mobile phlebotomist you will get to move around quite frequently, which will give you what may be a very necessary change of scenery. This mobility comes as a result of you meeting the needs of elderly patients, homebound patients, and those who make use of mobile phlebotomy services simply as a convenience.
Especially in the time of the COVID- 19 pandemic, many people found that they wanted to leave their house as infrequently as possible—particularly elderly patients or those with pre-existing conditions. Mobile phlebotomy services was able to save those people a trip out of the house. Additionally, some people may not want to leave their house to avoid infecting themselves or they may not want to leave for convenience’s sake. If you decide to operate a mobile phlebotomy business, those people will also be a part of your clientele as your mobility is convenient for them.
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Working as a mobile phlebotomist also gives you a unique independence that working as a phlebotomist in a hospital or patient service center lacks. You will be your own boss, set your own schedule, and will be able to grow your staff as your business grows, just like with any other business.
Any person who starts a career has the hope of growing within their field once they are more experienced. With mobile phlebotomy, you are able to grow as a businessperson and as a phlebotomist. You can take yourself, your certification, and your knowledge of the phlebotomy industry and scale them to whatever level you envision for yourself. Once you are an established phlebotomist, you can then decide who you will market your business to and specify the audience that you would like to service.
Low Barrier to Entry
Entering the field of mobile phlebotomy is easier than you may think, especially if you are already a certified phlebotomist. If you are, then all you will have to do is obtain basic equipment, go through the basics of setting up a business entity, and begin advertising your business at places like medical offices and elder care facilities. You can learn how to manage your business well by educating yourself, but there is no certification required for starting a mobile phlebotomy business.
What we have talked in this article are a few key facets of the mobile phlebotomy business and could be greatly beneficial to you and your career as a mobile phlebotomist. If you want to know more about starting your this type of business and want to jump on these benefits, take a look at this helpful mobile phlebotomy e-book as your comprehensive guide to entering this field.