ADVANCE YOUR

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

CAREER

Through the phlebotomy training program, students will be prepared to work as a phlebotomist and be able to collect blood and specimens for various medical testing.

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12 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

CPT

CERTIFICATIONS

$2,000.00

TUITION

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WHAT DOES A PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN DO?

A phlebotomist is an allied health professional trained to take and prepare blood and non-blood samples to be tested. Traditionally, phlebotomists take samples of blood for testing. This blood can then be used for diagnostic purposes, transfusion, or research. One of the key components of their job, besides drawing blood, is to guide the patient through the entire procedure. Some patients have had adverse reactions to getting their blood drawn and a phlebotomist is key to ensuring their compliance and comfort. 

Sometimes, a phlebotomist will have to send non-blood samples to the lab to be tested. This can include urine or fecal samples.

Phlebotomy tech with vials.

WHERE DOES A PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN WORK?

Phlebotomy technicians most often work in hospitals and outpatient labs, but can also work in physician’s offices, student health centers, correctional facilities, plasma centers, blood banks, or other healthcare facilities.

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for phlebotomists is $37,380 per year and is projected to grow by 22% over the next ten years. This is much higher than the average national growth rate. The growth in this position is expected primarily because of the need to replace workers some of who have transferred to other fields or who have retired. 

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to complete the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam will be required to complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. Students should already be working in the field to complete this requirement.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified phlebotomy technician program you’ll learn a number of skills, such as:

  • Knowing medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy, and physiology
  • Understanding the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety, and compliance
  • Grasping the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicating with patients, doctors, and medical staff efficiently, and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verifying patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assembling and maintaining equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keeping a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Appreciating the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing
COURSES - 12 WEEKS
Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Phlebotomy

PROGRAM PREVIEW

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES

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Laboratory Specimen Processor

$22,000 – $36,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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Phlebotomy Technician

$35,000 – $37,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Phlebotomy technicians looking at screen

Laboratory Assistant

$26,000 – $49,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

After completion of our Phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and begin your career in healthcare.

CPT

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The CPT exam ensures you are knowledgable and fully prepared to work as a phlebotomy technician in a clinical environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

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PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

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FAQ

A phlebotomy technician needs a number of skills to be successful. They need to have coordination because it takes a steady hand and good eye-hand coordination to draw blood while causing as little pain to the patient as possible. They need to have attention to detail because everything needs to be properly labeled and stored to avoid mixing lost or contaminated samples. Also, communication and stamina are important skills to possess because you’ll be working for hours on your feet with patients who may be nervous around needles.

The number of hours a phlebotomist works depends on the work location. In a clinic or donation center, you might work a fairly normal weekday full-time schedule. In a hospital you may be required to work night shifts and weekends. Phlebotomy technicians typically work 40 hours a week, but may work overtime hours in clinical and hospital environments.

The best place to work as a phlebotomy technician will depend on your desired workplace environment. Some phlebotomists may enjoy the challenges of a hospital or clinic environment, whereas others might prefer more predictable office hours like in a doctor’s office.

Medical assistants work alongside physicians to provide both administrative and clinical support. A phlebotomy technician is solely trained to draw blood.

Yes. For most phlebotomy professional certifications, you need to earn a certain number of continuing education credits every two years. There are short courses you can take to fulfill this requirement.

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