Phlebotomy Technician

  • Job Openings
  • Median Salary
  • Job Growth
  • 850+
  • $32,700
  • Est. to increase by 24%

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Important Facts

A phlebotomy technician draws quality blood samples from patients or blood donors and prepares those specimens for medical testing. Many patients are afraid of blood and needles, and giving blood can be the most difficult part of an office visit. Phlebotomy technicians must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood in a skillful, caring, safe, and reliable manner. Listed as a ‘bright outlook’ occupation by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Course Overview

This program introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, the functions and composition of blood, common blood tests and their normal ranges, as well as the procedures and equipment used for specimen and blood collection. It covers professional and legal issues of phlebotomy, including OSHA’s blood-borne pathogens standards, the legal aspects of HIPAA,the disposal of biohazard waste, specimen preservation, and the method of reporting results to MD, PA,NP, and RN.The course covers the most updated standards of phlebotomy practice essential for effective blood collection. Students perform capillary puncture and gain experience with various venipuncture devices.
Certification Exams

NHA EKG Technician certification (CET)

Employment

Clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctors' offices, blood donation centers, and other healthcare facilities

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Source:
* Job search results on Indeed.com conducted November-December 2018
**US Bureau of Labor Statistics