The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to draw and process blood specimens. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with medical lab technicians in hospitals or other healthcare organizations. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.
The Phlebotomy Technician program takes approximately 2 semesters to complete. Upon completion of the program, students may sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician exam with the American Medical Technologists.
Students are required to submit proof of immunizations, complete a background check (cost approximately $48.50), and maintain an account in ACEMAPP (cost $50.00) prior to starting a clinical rotation.
Phlebotomists match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes, draw blood in a variety of manners, and properly dispose both sharps and any biohazard material. They may also collect fluid or tissue samples using appropriate collection procedures, or collect specimens at time intervals for a variety of tests. They will also work with computers to enter patient information, test data/results, and/or billing information.
Phlebotomy Technicians typically work in a hospital lab or other healthcare organizations.
Projected growth for phlebotomist is much faster than average (15% or higher). Projected job openings between 2016-2026 is approximately 16,900.