Biometrics focuses on utilizing aspects of a person’s basic physical characteristics like height and weight, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and other overall health indicators. In biometrics, a phlebotomist’s duties consist of skin punctures and occasional blood draws for identification and authentication purposes.
To pursue a career in this field, you may have a certification for being a Limited Phlebotomy Technician (LPT) or Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I). Unlike the CPT I, the LPT only allows phlebotomists to do skin puncture collection. An LPT program is roughly 20 hours long, which is much less than a CPT program, which is about 80 hours on average. With an LPT license, there is minimal variability in entry-level positions until you get your CPT I, which broadens your career options and could be a gateway to more advanced positions.
Biometric clients are large corporations with many employees and hours vary depending on client size. Availability is determined by the phlebotomist. In addition, this occupation is generally available to individuals who may have experience of fewer than 6 months. Biometric phlebotomists are paid hourly and normally do not receive mileage reimbursements.