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ActivitiesAccording to the American Medical Association's Health Care Careers Directory (2009-2010), Specialists in Blood Banking (SBB) perform both routine and specialized tests in blood centers, transfusion services, reference laboratories, and research facilities. SBB use methodologies that conform to the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) "Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services."

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$50,000 per year (According to the AMA Health Care Careers Directory - 2009-2010)

Work Context & ConditionsAccording to the AMA's Health Care Career Directory, blood bank specialists may work in many types of facilities, including community blood centers, private hospital blood banks, university-affiliated blood banks, transfusion services, and independent laboratories. They also may be part of a university faculty. Blood bank specialists may have some weekend and night duty, including emergency calls.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree
Technical Certification Program, Post-undergraduate Education

SkillsMonitoring, Critical Thinking, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning