Siphon Operator

Siphon human blood plasma into pooling bottles for processing or storage.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Siphon Operators do?

Siphons human blood plasma into pooling bottles for processing or storage: Removes cap from donor bottle and punctures stopper with needle. Connects vacuum pump to donor and pool bottles, using sterile glass and rubber tubing. Opens vacuum valve to siphon plasma into pooling bottle. Draws off and labels sample from each pool bottle. May introduce sterile, compressed air into pool bottles to transfer plasma to individual containers.


Should I be a Siphon Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Singeing-Torch Operator, Sisal Operator

    How to become a Siphon Operator

    Siphon Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Siphon Operator-related education!
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