Labcorp phlebotomist salary
Advancing in your career as a MLS
2023.05.26 21:06 illuminatino Advancing in your career as a MLS
I would be interested in your opinions on career advancement as a MLS. I am currently a second-year (3rd year as of next August) student in Finland, working part-time in my local hospital lab mainly as a phlebotomist (also going to work with sternal specimens as of next week in the lab!) So far I have liked my work and studies, I've always been interested in medicine and laboratory stuff.
However, I also have decently high expectations of my future career. I understand the salary is not the best, but I can live with that. What I am currently considering, is whether I should go to med school a year or two after my graduation or whether I should get a MD in healthcare IT or clinical genetic and genomic counselling. A Masters in IT should offer plenty in terms of career advancement and other potential future endeavors, given the ever-increasing impact of technology in all areas of life, but I am also incredibly curious about genetics as a subject. Choosing either one of these MDs could possibly qualify me for a potential PhD later on, too.
I know this is not a very urgent matter to think about yet, since I still have 1.5 years before I graduate and basically mandatory 2 years of work after that ahead of me, but I would appreciate any food for thought and opinions from people with experience. Thank you!
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2023.05.25 22:39 CorgiMalady A story about low income healthcare workers and bureaucracy
A relatively small figure, yet the source of all our troubles right now.
That number is the current median wage per hour in New Zealand, and Immigration has mandated that almost everyone applying for a work visa needs to make at least that much. I understand the logic behind it of course, and there's an exemption list. Construction workers, hospitality workers, caregivers and so on have lower requirements.
But the exemption list has a few blind spots. There are healthcare workers in crucial, understaffed roles who are under collective bargaining agreements, and simply will not be offered that much unless they've been working for a set number of years. My partner is one of those who slipped through the cracks. Not a resident yet or experienced enough to make the median wage, but fully qualified in all other aspects.
She's a phlebotomist and has already been working here for a year under the now-defunct Essential Skills Work Visa. She has two registrations with the Medical Sciences Council (basically she can either be the nice young lady who draws your blood or the one in the lab analysing it). Her current employer has offered her a permanent contract, and there's another that has given her a job offer too.
Neither will offer $29.66 per hour based on her current experience level, though.
Please believe me when I say that this isn't really about the money. She has no problems with her current salary, and would happily continue working at that rate if it meant she could stay here. But that's not an option.
Immigration is aware of how important these occupations are. That's why they announced that on May 29, several more health roles will be added to the Tier 1 Green List, allowing them to apply for residency. When we saw that announcement, it rekindled our hope, and we thought "Perhaps this is another way? If we can't apply for the Accredited Employer Work Visa, maybe the Straight to Residency Visa would work."
I know it sounds like a fool's hope from an outside perspective; they won't let you get a normal work visa, but you can become a resident? But when we consulted an immigration adviser, they confirmed with Immigration New Zealand that yes, based on the current guidelines that was pretty much the case. As long as you had a job offer paying the market rate, not the median wage, you could apply.
For once it seemed like the bureaucracy was actually sane.
So we hired the adviser, got all of our paperwork in order, and spent a decent chunk of cash to retake our IELTS exams (the two year validity is ridiculous, I swear). We had everything ready and were just waiting for May 29 to finally file the application. After several ups and downs, plus an ungodly amount of stress, we actually felt optimistic again.
Yesterday, May 25, we received a call. Our adviser had just received an amendment circular from Immigration that clearly stated the Straight to Residency Visa would also fall under the median wage requirement. She was very compassionate, telling us about our options, but suffice it to say that we were back to square 1.
Our current visas expire in two weeks. We'll likely be able to get visitor visas to extend our stay in the country for a few months, but the core problem remains. If my partner can't find a job offer paying the median wage, she may just switch to caregiving or one of the other roles exempt from the median wage requirement. Noble professions all, but I doubt that this was the intended consequence of Immigration's policy. We don't want to go back. New Zealand has been our dream for years, and to fail at the last step because of an unfeeling, shortsighted policy change is crushing.
We tried approaching a councilor before for help, and she was lovely enough to arrange a meeting with an MP from her party. The MP was very sympathetic, and said that he'd set up a meeting with the ministry, and also try to arrange an interview with a journalist to talk about her situation. We accepted, but weeks passed with no news despite several follow-up emails. I assume that they became busy with more important matters, which I fully understand. Their job is to serve the country, and I'm grateful they took the time to hear us out at all. I wish them the best.
I honestly don't know why I'm posting this. Maybe I'm hoping for a miracle, or maybe I just want to vent and feel slightly less useless. You may have noticed I don't talk too much about my own situation, and that's because there's not much to say.
I'll freely admit that compared to my amazing partner, I'm just a throw-in bonus. New Zealand doesn't lack copywriters, and based on how almost none of my job applications have received a response, employers don't think I'm worth the effort of going through the Job Check process for. It would be different if I already had the right to work, but right now, all I can do is keep sending my CVs and cover letters out into the void, applying for anything I'm even remotely qualified for. I'm sorry, dear.
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2023.05.21 11:46 moonandcoffee Job ideas
Hey fellas and ladies,
i'm in south australia
I'll keep this short and simple and skip the fluff. I'm a 25 year old guy, i work as a phlebotomist and earn below average salary. not happy with the money but there isn't really any upwards mobility in this career
I don't know what I want to do as a higher paying, stable career yet, i'm pretty stuck on that. I do eventually want to go to uni i'm just lost and have been for some time.
So, for *now*, i just want a job that i can stick with for a few years that pays more than my current job, minimum 60k if possible. that either:
A. doesn't require study (big ask i know)
B. requires little study (perhaps < 1 year study, or only needs a license etc)
Not too fussed on the job, i'll do most things i think. obviously prefer if it isn't stressful. i PREFER it to not be physical but if it has to be then so be it.
any ideas? my friend suggested trucking since he's in that industry and does interstate trucking and makes a bucket load, but it seems pretty stressful.
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2023.05.13 10:00 3timesadoorknob What was the point in getting certified if no one’s going to hire me?? Rant
I got certified as a PBT (phlebotomist) to make a semi livable salary while figuring out my next step. The first hospital I worked at only paid me $13 an hour PRN (meaning no benefits) and worked me 50 hour weeks.
I decided to go back to school and had to quit my job so I could go full-time-student and get financial aid (I was homeless living with my BF and his parents). I became homeless again (I applied for food stamps and his mom was not happy) so I had to drop out of college.
After dipping into my savings and putting down $3k to live with a friend, I job hunted for a month before finally being hired at a Dominos. I was desperate so I hired in while still job hunting.
I have applied to every job under the sun with zero luck Not just hospitals/doctors offices/Medical centers, but also grocery stores, warehouses, retailers, restaurants, gyms. I kid you not no one wants to hire me.
I had my old technical business professor review my resume and cover letters, which had her approval, so I don’t understand.
My resumes a bit splotchy from insane living arrangements over the years (that’s a whole different story) but it still blows my mind that I can’t get a job ANYWHERE.
I’ve racked up insane debt from merely trying to survive and I feel hopeless. Literally what was the point of getting certified for THOUSANDS of dollars if no ones going to fucking hire me????
I’m usually “annoyingly optimistic”, as I’ve been told, but I can’t find a bright side here. I was only trying to live with my friend for 6 months because we butt heads like crazy and there’s wasps everywhere here!! (Not to be a choosy beggar, I just feel like I’ve worn out my welcome) I thought I’d find a better job by now and pay off my credit card debt but instead I’m drowning in a sea of rejection letters and anxiety. My depression has crippled me and I fail to see the point in doing anything. It’s hard to even motivate myself to eat and shower.
I just want to be able to live comfortably. I don’t need 6 figures, a mansion, or a fancy car; I just want to work part time, be debt free with enough money to buy a nice 5th wheel for full time living and never have to worry about starving. That’s it. That’s all I want.
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2023.05.08 17:29 Autumnlove92 I'm a phlebotomist of 6 years about to leave the field entirely. AMA
Long before I got into phlebotomy I browsed this sub frequently for advice on the job. I finally did the schooling, passed the exam, got the jobs — I've held a few — and now, after 6 years of it (along with the constant abuse that comes with the job) I'm saying adios.
Ask me anything as I take my exit. I'll be brutally honest about how this job really works, what the pay is, and what you can expect. If anything I think it's important the glamour is stripped from the gig and anyone considering it truly knows what they're getting into.
I've held both inpatient and outpatient jobs (that means hospital work and outpatient work like LabCorp and Quest) I've also worked for a Radiology facility inserting IVs for contrast patients. I've been a team lead and I've worked every shift under the sun, I've responded to every code on the floors, and I was a phlebotomist at a hospital when Covid hit and during the first year and a half (finally left when I realized I'd rather kill myself than keep doing the job there)
My certification was through the NHA and my line of work was spread throughout the east coast of America
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2023.05.06 21:14 Cateotu How often are you willing to take a comprehensive set of blood tests
I'm working on something and can use some initial opinions from an interested community. How often would you be willing to take a comprehensive set of blood tests that when combined with other, desirably automatic, acquired data (Steps, stairs, blood pressure, ECG, Weight, metabolism info, etc...) would give you actionable insight into your health.
- Assuming you are able to cover the below tests with insurance and/or comfortable covering the cost out of pocket.
- Assume you can utilize a remote phlebotomist to easily acquire the sample (for example using Getlabs)
- Assume the lab will be a major testing lab (for example Labcorp or Quest that have easily usable APIs)
- trends can be determined from past results
List of proposed tests:
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid panel
- total protein and albumin/globulin (A/G) ratio test
- HIV test
Note I don't want to link to the tests provided by one specific lab to avoid favoring one over another
Feel free to let me know if you believe I'm missing an important test or any questions. I wasn't sure if I should add an "Other" option to the poll. I feel the poll is best left unanswered at that point.
Fun fact: I got my latest tests back and my LDL Cholesterol was at 151 which is above the typical reference range of sub 100. It's also quite high meaning I'll have to start taking immediate action with some large dietary changes.
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2023.04.25 20:14 fairyloverfr I need help finding a job close to the medical field
Hello everyone, I (F 19) am new to Reddit and hoping I could get some help finding a job. I live in the Humble Tx area, and I have a dream of working in the medical field specifically as an OBGYN. Currently, I am attending UH and have experience in retail, but honestly, I want to leave because I am not making nearly enough to support myself and my niece (2) who I will be raising. Is there anything out there in the medical field like clinics, hospitals, private practices, or nursery homes? I want something that will help me gain experience but also provide me with a good salary for my niece and my education.
P.S. I have asked a few facilities near me but they won't accept anyone without "real experience." I am also working on getting certified as a phlebotomist but for now, I can't really take those classes without money, so for the summer I will focus on saving as much money as possible.
Thank you all any help will be appreciated
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2023.04.14 01:13 Nelo92 For anyone looking to leave FedEx. Here’s my unsolicited advice…
Personally I would stay away from Class C jobs. You don’t learn anything here. You wanna acquire skills or certificates in case you’re let go you’ll be able to find work fairly easy. Aways have a plan B.
First on the list would be a CDL. Class A or Class B license. Recommend to get the Class A. Cost $3000-$5000 and 2-10 weeks to complete. Some jobs provide paid training and will cover the cost to acquire the license. Salary $30,000 - $100,000+. Keep in mind a lot of driving gigs require you to work long hours. If you don’t wanna drive a Semi, garbage truck drivers, Sparkletts, AirGas, school bus and city bus drivers make a decent amount of money. Note: driving will be your livelihood so take care of your license.
Learn a Trade. Plumber, HVAC, Electrician, Construction, etc. Salary $30,000 - $100,000+. You will always be in demand. First option would be to get in with a Union but it’s a long process. You have to take a test and are placed on a waiting list. There’s no guarantee you will get in. Second option would be to apply for an apprentice position with a company. Third option would be to go to school for it. Keep in mind a lot of wear and tear on the body with this.
Property/Apartment Manager. Look for On Site positions. Most companies will give you rent credit and some small buildings will let you live rent free in return to collect rents and look after the building. Gain the knowledge and experience and apply to a manage bigger buildings.
Phlebotomist. $2000 approx for the certification, 1 week course. Depending on location $20-$25 an hour.
Coding/Programmer. A lot of tech job no longer require a degree. I don’t know how good they are but there’s coding boot camps and tons of YouTube tutorials for free.
Entrepreneurship. Start a small business. Some ideas: window cleaning, tile grout cleaning, headlight restoration, wheel curb rash repair, home trash can cleaning, curb home address painter, weekend mobile bartender or snow cone/shaved iced. These are easy to learn and only require a couple $100 in materials to start. Promoting on TikTok and Instagram is key here. $5,000 - $100,000+.
Feel free to share any other ideas.
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2023.04.08 21:39 Softandpink- “Earn while you learn” at UVA
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Could I do the medical assistant “earn while you learn” program while completing a biochemistry bachelors degree at UVA? They seem to require a one year full time commitment. submitted by Softandpink- to UVA [link] [comments]
2023.04.08 21:20 __ItsMeAgain Waiting on an offer!
I recently interviewed for a position as a SSU specialist at Labcorp FSP Bayer. When speaking to the recruiter about salary, she gave me a range of 53k-100k. She really wants to keep this salary a secret 😂😂. Does anyone know how much a SSU specialist gets paid working with Bayer ? I know I will negotiate, but I don’t want to lowball myself!
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2023.04.06 07:40 Impressive-Trifle479 Possible Mouth swab test questions
Hey everyone, my current employer doesn’t drug test at all, not even when we were onboarding. It’s a completely remote position, but with the pay I’m getting I would’ve assumed they would’ve had me go to LabCorp a few weeks before the start date, but they didn’t
I talked with a 3rd party recruiter today for an hour about a potential job opportunity because I have the skills they’re looking for. I’m making great money now at only 22, but this job would take my salary from 70k to ~90k-95k. In other words, if I get it, I’m taking the job no doubt.
I’m sending my resume over tomorrow, and if they want to interview me, it will be on-site because this job will be 100% on-site, at least for the first few months.
From my research on my potential future employer, it looks like they do a 9 panel urine test at LabCorp, but since the interview is going to be in person, I wanna make sure I stop whatever I do (will explain later) X amt of days before the potential swab
I already ordered QuickFix with the belt and it’ll be here before the possibly urine test, so im good on that.
But I heard with swabs, you can stop certain drugs for a short amount of days and you’ll be fine.
Currently I would test positive for opiates and benzos. That’s it, Im prescribed vyvanse so I’d have proof that I have a script
So basically, to be the safest I possibly can, what’s the amount of time in days that I need to stop doing opiates and benzos for them to not show up on the mouth swab? I’m an everyday opiate user and a 3-4 times a week benzo user. I don’t smoke weed at all anymore it’s been months since I did.
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2023.03.28 03:54 IcyAlternative5774 Career switch from phlebotomist to dental hygienist
Anyone on here make a career change from phlebotomy to dental hygiene? I’ve been a phlebotomist for almost 8 years now and it’s just not enough anymore for me in terms of salary. I live paycheck to paycheck and we’re hopefully gonna have kids in the future. Just wondering if anyone made a similar switch? A few people mentioned a con of the job being super repetitive but I feel like I’m already in the same boat doing phlebotomy all day everyday. Also do you think it would be possible to do this and still work or would I have to be completely out of work for classes , clinical, and homework/studying? TIA!!
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2023.03.18 20:03 92mir What labs will do the GENIE draw?
So far Labcorp, my PCP, and all urgent care facilities are a "no" to drawing a sample with the kit that I bought. Also, ProgeneDx has no suggestions, and the one hospital that considered saying yes changed their mind bc ProgeneDx doesn't have a laboratory license on their website. (NGL I also think it's sketchy and bad marketing that most of the ProgeneDx contacts are hotmail or gmail accounts. It costs almost nothing to set up a professional email with a proper domain.)
I'm running out of ideas here.... starting to wonder if I can just hire a phlebotomist to come to my house and prick me XD
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2023.03.08 02:01 Raging_buddhist Recruiter Offers for CRA II/Sr. CRA Positions
I previously made a post about recruiter reported salaries and now have some updates!
ICON CRA II Reported: 100-120k Offered: 120k + 10k sign on bonus
Labcorp CRA II Reported: 105-109k Offered: 110k (no sign on bonus)
IQVIA Sr. CRA Reported: 107-118k + 5k sign on bonus Offered: 120k + 5k sign on bonus
I have previous experience in oncology but not in the CRA role
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2023.03.01 05:43 PuzzleheadedLayer How to Not Get Taken Advantage of as a Pre-Med
Hello fellow pursuers of medicine, I will keep this relatively short. This post is mostly for the 1st and 2nd years in college that are starting their journey, but to the rest of you who may also have examples or want to take these in stride throughout the rest of your career, read on:
As I was in between exams and had some time to ponder, I was thinking about how pre-meds (including myself) throughout their struggle to get that coveted medical school acceptance lose track of how to trust themselves and vouch for themselves as a person. Much of your self-worth becomes that final "A", and everything you do in between becomes written off as necessary no matter the menial and exploitive nature. This is not new, those who see individuals who are desperate and willing to do anything for a certain goal become prime targets to be taken advantage of. "Pre-medicine" has unfortunately become this field: a group of wide-eyed, goal-set, hard-working young individuals who concentrate so hard on the island in the distance, that they don't realize their ship is slowly falling apart.
In my own experience, I recall my sophomore summer I took an unpaid clinical research internship aimed specifically at "students beginning their medical journey" at my local hospital. Looking back, keep an eye out for these types of openers, this can easily translate to "we want free labor and pre-meds will do whatever we want". I had heard research was ideal for medical school and this was close to home. After applying and getting the position, which promised daily interactions with physicians in the field and working directly with industry and government trials, I quickly realized after a week or so that I was an administrative assistant. Writing up IRB protocols, filing away old trial studies, and ordering lunch for the clinical research staff. I explained to the manager that I was hoping to do more of what I signed up for and was interested in, they said they would think about it, nothing came to fruition. I then emailed them saying the internship was not exactly what I was expecting and not aligning with the application, stating that I may come in 3-4 days a week instead of the 45 hour weeks I had been doing (keep in mind this was unpaid, and most of the time the manager would give me unnecessary filing tasks to take up time so I was "doing something"). They replied back stating that I was unprofessional for even suggesting reduced time, that I either had to do it every day or not at all, and that I was lucky to have gotten a spot that so many had applied for (this is untrue, they have few to no applicants and were still trying to advertise the internship when I got there).
And so what did I do? I walked into the manager's office, threw my badge on the ground, and said I'd rather die than work here. Okay fine, that's not true, I shut up and kept working there for two months so that I could put it on my application and maybe somehow sneak myself a recommendation letter. I was a wuss. I was too scared. I thought that I had no other choice and medical school would only be a far off dream if I dropped out of the internship. Don't be like me, don't be a "pre-med" that falls at the feet of anyone who promises opportunity, have some self-worth, you deserve it. This is turning out longer than I expected, so to end, here is some advice I have mustered up from my own experiences and that of others that will keep you worthy and hopefully a force to be reckoned with.
1) Don't be afraid to ask: No matter if it's for research, a club, or any activity that you want to be a part of, be clear of your intentions and ask what will be expected. Too many times we go into something with differing expectations from what is actually promised. If you are looking to get something specific out of an experience, tell your PI/manageprofessor or whoever beforehand and set expectations. Do not be afraid to explain your goals and game plan, and be on the same page (ie. "I am looking to publish by the end of this internship", "I am hoping for leadership experience", "I want first hand patient experience"). If it doesn't work out, that's fine! You'd be surprised the number of individuals who are actually interested in you as a person and want to see you grow, not just use you for their own gain. If they promise something and don't deliver, have the courage to pull up the receipts and leave if need be (state you have another opportunity, even if you don't). I've found that many times, rather than applying for opportunities given to us, the opportunities we seek out are much more fulfilling and engaging.
2) Maybe do not do scribing as a full gap year job: Another job I could say here is wet lab research assistant. Now I have personally not had experience doing this, however, from friends who have and the system they have set up: it is exploitation at its peak. "Scribe America" and all of these other scribe companies have found a way to legally take advantage of students who can't negotiate a salary, need clinical experience, and don't have much prior medical training. The pay is quite horrendous, the hours aren't great, and you could get the same experience shadowing on your time. I'm not saying it's completely awful, you do gain a slight familiarity with medical terminology and perhaps you will like the people you work with. In general however, there are much better opportunities for you to do if you are looking to increase your clinical experience (shadowing - no pressure, same knowledge acquired, and can come in when you want; paid medical assistant/phlebotomist - many local clinics or medical groups will hire you with minimal or no training and will often pay much more than scribing with much better hours).
3) Never undersell yourself: YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK. All of these research labs, internships, and scribing companies will act like they have places to be people to see, well so do you! If you are ever negotiating a work schedule, pay, or anything else, never settle for what they initially give to you. State that you have multiple options (even if you don't), ie. you can say you are interviewing with other labs that pay X amount, or can work from home part-time at other places, etc. The worst they say is no and you move on.
4) Set yourself up for success: What I mean here is to always have multiple options. I agree this is easier said than done, but it will make your life so much easier. In fact, many of the tips I have given above depend on some way or another on having options. I ended up working at a health tech firm during my gap year, but just in case that did not work out I had also applied to clinical research positions as a backup so I wouldn't be stuck without anything. At the end, I had set it up so that I had multiple offers waiting for me, not the other way around. I could use each as a bargaining tool and get a sense of what each could offer ME. Be selfish in this regard. These positions do not care about you, you are merely an employee and them a potential employer, you owe loyalty to no one and should do what works for YOU.
I have much else to say but for now I will actually end here. You are valuable, intelligent, and diligent. Because of this, there will be many that try to use you for their own gain. Know your self worth, know your boundaries, and stand your ground, you will thank yourself in the future.
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2023.03.01 02:34 Novel-Bag-6260 Career Options for CRC With Experience
I have 3 years of CRC experience and will take my ACRP CCRC certification soon.
At my current position, my boss will promote me to Site Director within a year. The only con is, it's a small site and pay will reflect that. I don't think it would even reach 65k. In the past, I've gotten up to 65k salary as a CRC.
I've considered applying for CRA positions, but I wouldn't want to travel so many days out of the week. I would prefer 1 to 2 days per week. Are there any companies where this is the norm? I also don't know if my chances would be good since I don't have any degrees. I've grinded and worked my way up (I've been recommended for higher positions, from Phlebotomist to ACRC to CRC by management thanks to this).
I prefer a work environment where everyone is treated with respect (at the bare minimum) and of course prefer more pay but I am aware higher pay usually equals bad work environment.
Any advice and/or thoughts? Thanks!
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2023.02.21 21:35 Raging_buddhist Recruiter Reported CRA II Salary Ranges
I spoke with recruiters from ICON and Labcorp. They gave me salary ranges for CRA II positions in case anyone is curious.
ICON: 110-120k Labcorp: 105-109k
No mention of sign-on bonus.
Hope this is helpful!
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2023.02.16 07:38 PaintSufficient4786 Accurate pay range for Dallas?
2023.02.05 21:23 pabloprivate Doctors Office sent blood work to incorrect lab
I have just received a bill from LabCorp after my wife had blood work taken in her OBGYNs office. The EOB states that it is out of network and therefore 80/20.
I was present at the visit and blood draw. They can send blood to either Quest or Labcorp. I specifically confirmed with two separate people in the office and with the phlebotomist that the lab work would be sent to Quest, which is in network and always no out of pocket cost to me. I know this and frequently have to argue this point with doctors offices and even with quest lab employees who do not believe me when I insist that Quest is in network for me.
I have a “special” flavor of BCBS (out of state union plan) that is different from the most common BCBS offered in my area. Quest is in network for me, labcorp is in network for the local plan.
I am nearly certain that the doctors office “did me a favor” and decided to send it to labcorp instead of quest. Either way, they made a mistake and ignored my request- am I stuck paying this bill? I feel like I did everything possible to make sure the blood samples would go to quest.
Is this case covered under the no surprises act? My research indicates it may not be as it wasnt an emergency facility in addition to other grayness around labs.
Any advice is appreciated. I will be calling the doctors office and insurance company on Monday morning and would like to be armed with some knowledge when discussing how to proceed.
Edit: This occurred in Las Vegas. We would not qualify for any low income considerations.
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2023.01.18 00:46 konbanwitt What jobs in healthcare require a bachelor’s degree but not a specific certification or extra training program?
I'm trying to help someone with an MBBS from China find gainful employment in healthcare while he studies to take USMLE.
He does not have any special certifications specific to the US, so things like RN, Aide, medical assistant, phlebotomist, lab assistant... etc., are off the table. What else can he do to earn above 45K a year while preparing to become a doctor?
Currently, he is working in hospital administration and doesn't like it. His coworkers do not hold degrees, behave unprofessionally, and all of them earn a very little salary/hourly wage. He would much prefer to do something more clinical, or at least work somewhere that is more related to his studies. I suggested research, but that too now seems to have some kind of certification, plus a lot of ads ask for a master's degree.
He is asking me what is available to him to do within healthcare, but honestly, I really do not know.
Advice to pass on?
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2023.01.17 17:26 Illustrious-Shock210 If there's such a staff shortage, why aren't there more lab tech schools?
I'm a college sophomore, and I just learned about MLS. I'm so confused. Why haven't I heard about this field before? I've heard of doctors, nurses, PA, physical therapy, occupational therapy, infection control, etc. But I've never heard of lab school before.
I guess, I've had blood work done by phlebotomists and always assumed they also run the tests. I guess that was naive.
Also, why aren't there more schools? I'm in PA, and there's only a few programs in the state. My college doesn't offer it anymore.
Also, am I reading the salaries wrong? The average salary for a lab tech in Pennsylvania seems to low. If there's no staff, why aren't they paying more? My friends are majoring in computer science, which also has a staff shortage, but they're looking to get $100k a few year out of school. It seems the lab pays half of that? As the average? Is that right?
Also, is this a safe job? I'm concerned about biohazard exposure. Especially for such a low wage.
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