Blinn College offers the training you’ll need for a pathway to national certification. As a Phlebotomist, you will join the growing demand of healthcare professionals in this rewarding profession.
Where do phlebotomists usually find jobs?
Phlebotomists play a vital role in the operations of the clinical laboratory. This course prepares students for employment as phlebotomists in clinics, hospital/commercial laboratories, large medical offices, and blood banks. The student will learn specific techniques and applications for obtaining blood specimens from patients through venipuncture, skin puncture or arterial collection.
What types of duties do phlebotomists perform?
Our program provides the training to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Students learn techniques for collecting with vacuum devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. We emphasize infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, specimen handling and quality assurance.
What jobs are available for phlebotomists?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Statistics, the need for Phlebotomists will increase 15% by year 2016. Our course is designed to support the local opportunities for Phlebotomists so that our students can enter into the workforce as soon as possible. The DOL provides the estimated salary for Phlebotomists to range from an hourly wage of $11.25 to $12.15 depending whether you choose to work at a hospital, private clinic or in a laboratory at a physician’s office.
Are there any certifications available?
Blinn Workforce Education provides a certificate of completion at the successful conclusion of the program. Students are strongly encouraged to further their credentials by applying for national certification through a recognized organization.
Are there any entrance requirements?
You must have either a high school diploma or a GED and be at least 16 years of age. You should plan for a few additional expenses beyond tuition, including: immunizations, scrubs, a criminal background check and drug screening.
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