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The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment opportunities for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are expected to grow faster than the average through 2018. Demand is expected to be greatest in medical and diagnostic laboratories, physicians' offices, and other ambulatory care facilities. As the percentage of our population age 65 or older continues to rise, the demand for all kinds of health care professionals will increase as well. There is a demand for workers who are qualified to draw blood at the bedside of patients. The growing number of patients with certain diseases, such as HIV and AIDS, also increases the need for phlebotomy technicians.