Phlebotomist Salary in North Carolina - NC
According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s 2009 report, the state saw a 9.7 percent growth rate in the past five years, primarily from people moving there from other states. The labor force is growing faster than the national average and baby boomers comprise approximately 60 percent of the population, meaning that retirees may soon be the majority in the state. Like many other parts of the country, North Carolina’s economy is moving from a manufacturing base to a service base.
These factors mean that health-care professions in North Carolina, as in most of the United States, are in one of the few employment areas that will see growth in the next few years. The Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina showed that medical and clinical laboratory technician jobs are expected to increase from 4,950 in 2004 to 6,540 by 2014. The average starting wage for a phlebotomist in North Carolina is at the national average of $13 per hour, which is a yearly salary of over $27,000.
Aspiring phlebotomy techs in Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh, High Point, Wilmington Durham, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Cary, can start successful careers with the best healthcare facilities in the state. Among these are the Forsyth Medical Center, Rutherford Hospital, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.