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Profile Details
Name – Uttam Kumbhakar
Designation – Lab Technician in Phlebotomy Department
OrganisationTata Main Hospital
Age – 32
City – Jamshedpur
Work Experience (Years) – 8

Under-Graduation – B.Sc, Burdwan University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I first started working in Arambagh Hatcheries Limited which is situated at Kolkata. I worked there for approximately seven years and then applied for this job as a Lab Technician at Tata Main Hospital which is often considered as one of the most important institutions run by the Tata Group in Jamshedpur. I joined this hospital in the last year in the designation of a Lab Technician in the Department of Phlebotomy and I have been working ever since here.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Lab Technician.

As I am posted in the Phlebotomy Department, my job responsibilities primarily include collecting blood from the patients and then testing the blood samples for various germs and diseases. I have to practice proper patient identification, especially on days when we have many patients so that every blood sample is taken care of and the reports are sent to the correct parties. We have to work out the best way of drawing blood from each patient as each individual is different and also take care of the hygiene while collecting as well as testing the blood samples.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, being the lab technician, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Lab Technician require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Degrees such as DMLT, BSc MLT are necessary for this field. Also, one has to be certified or have a license from a registered institution.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as Lab Technician?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Apart from being efficient in the work, One has to be absolutely careful as we deal with human lives. Also, one has to maintain a happy and cordial temperament so that they can deal with patients with appropriate behavior who are already distressed.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Lab Technician?

The first and foremost positive thing about this profession is that it allows a wide range of opportunities. There are many employment options such as in hospitals or private labs or with doctors who do private practice. Secondly, the training in this field does not require as much time as the other careers in the healthcare industry do. Along with job stability, this profession gives a person the chance to enhance their career by obtaining more specializations.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Exposure to infections is one negative aspect of this profession. Even though phlebotomists do take care of the preventive measures, the exposure to various kinds of infections is none the less quite dangerous. Secondly, in India, phlebotomy is considered as one of the jobs which offer a very slow or negligible growth of pay scale. Also, if you are a fresher without any previous experience, it may be difficult to find your first job.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would like to remain in the medical line.

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