Phlebotomy is the practice of obtaining blood for testing purposes. This award will train students in the needed skills and knowledge for the technical and procedural aspects of phlebotomy. Students completing the above courses will receive an occupational skills award and can fill phlebotomy roles in inpatient facilities like hospitals, outpatient clinics (physician offices), and stand‐alone labs. Students may continue their education by completing a Medical Laboratory Technology program for their associate or bachelor’s degree.
Nationally, phlebotomists’ mean hourly wage is $15.21/hour (mean annual wage is $32,770.00). The job outlook is much faster than average according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. (www.bls.gov)