What a Phlebotomy Technician Does
What is a phlebotomy technician?
Phlebotomy Technicians, or Phlebotomists, are healthcare professionals that specialize in drawing blood from patients. Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from patients for tests that may need to be run, for transfusions, research, or donations.
What does a phlebotomy technician do?
A Phlebotomy Technician, or Phlebotomist, may perform a variety of tasks. In addition to drawing blood from patients, they may be responsible for tasks such as explaining processes/procedures to patients, assisting patients before or after the procedure, performing the necessary administrative paperwork associated with the samples they obtain, and ensuring a safe and effective environment for their patients.
What is certified phlebotomy technician?
A Certified Phlebotomy Technician is a healthcare professional that has taken a training program and then passed a phlebotomy certification exam afterwards. Students are encouraged to sit for certification exams as achieving certification can increase a candidate’s prospects of obtaining gainful employment.
Where does a phlebotomy technician work?
Phlebotomy Technicians, or Phlebotomists, can be found working in a variety of healthcare settings. These include hospitals, medical labs, diagnostic labs, physicians’ offices, and outpatient care facilities, just to name a few.
Will I be able to find a job?
It’s important to note that no school can guarantee a student or graduate employment. At Training Direct, we offer career services assistance to all program completers, however, job placement is not guaranteed.
Is phlebotomy technician a good job?
Phlebotomy Technician jobs can be both rewarding and stable. Many choose to pursue a career in healthcare because the work they do daily makes a difference in the lives of others. In addition, Phlebotomy Technicians perform an essential role within healthcare, as they are needed to draw blood for patients’ tests, and blood donations. Lastly, for those who are interested in breaking into the healthcare field, pursuing a career as a Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician can be a great way to get some experience and exposure in the field. This is especially true if you choose to go back to school and pursue advancement in the field over time.
How much does a phlebotomy technician make?
It’s very important to keep in mind that there are many factors that go into how much someone may make. Some of these factors include:
- Their experience
- Where they work (geography)
- The setting of their workplace (hospital, lab, office, etc.)
- The specific responsibilities/duties associated with their role
- Whether or not the individual possess certification
The State of Connecticut has a website where you can view wage information for a variety of occupations, along with their methodology for obtaining this info. You may view the Connecticut Occupational Employment and Wages information by clicking here.
How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician
How to become a phlebotomy technician?
Phlebotomy Technicians, or Phlebotomists, typically attend a postsecondary training program to obtain the knowledge and skills needed for this field. Once a student has completed their training program, they may go on to challenge a certification exam. While certification may not be required in ALL instances, employers tend to prefer Phlebotomy Technicians who have obtained certification.
How long does it take to become a phlebotomy technician?
Many phlebotomy programs can be completed in a matter of weeks, but this may vary from school to school. Once a student has completed their training program, they will also want to ensure they have met (or can meet) the requirements to pursue certification and challenge the applicable exam. While the exact timeframe will vary from person to person, someone can become a phlebotomy technician, by completing their training and pursuing certification, in a relatively short amount of time.
How long is phlebotomy technician training?
Many Phlebotomy Technician training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks. Please note - this may vary by school and/or based on the schedule for the program.
How to become a certified phlebotomy technician?
Graduates from a Phlebotomy Technician program are encouraged to go on to challenge a certification exam. Once a graduate has completed their training, they should research applicable certification exams to ensure they have met their eligibility requirements, and if so, proceed with scheduling your exam. Please note - additional fees and requirements may be associated with pursuing certification exams and are the responsibility of the student/graduate.
Phlebotomy Technician Training at Training Direct
What will be covered in the program?
The Phlebotomy Technician program at Training Direct exposes students to a variety of topics including (but not limited to):
- Effective communication and documentation skills
- Ethical, legal, and regulatory matters
- Infection Control
- Safety and First Aid
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Procedure for venipuncture and capillary collections
- Specimen handling and processing
- …and more!
Is this program hands-on?
Yes! A career as a Phlebotomy Technician, or Phlebotomist, is very hands-on, so obtaining hands-on training can be very beneficial. At Training Direct, students in the Phlebotomy Technician program will benefit from classroom instruction and hands-on practice, which includes practicing blood draws on classmates.
Does this program offer an externship or internship?
While an externship/internship is not included in the Training Direct Phlebotomy Technician program, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning in a hands-on environment. In addition, we offer career services assistance to all program completers to help them as they pursue their newly chosen career, however, job placement is not guaranteed.
How long is this program?
The Phlebotomy Technician program at Training Direct is designed to be completed in as little as 3-4 weeks. Actual completion time may vary based on the class schedule selected by the student.
Who are the instructors?
Our instructors are caring individuals who are experts in the subjects they teach.
Why choose this phlebotomy technician program over others?
Training Direct has been successfully training future healthcare professionals here in Connecticut since 1990. Students choose Training Direct for a variety of reasons including our reputation, the hands-on training offered in our programs, and the flexibility we offer.
Which campuses at Training Direct offer classes?
The Phlebotomy Technician program is offered at the following Training Direct campus locations:
How do I enroll?
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Does your program include a certification?
While actual certification is not included in the Phlebotomy Technician program, graduates of this program may go on to challenge a certification exam. Additional fees for certification exams may apply and are the responsibility of the student. Certification exams may require candidates to meet additional criteria as well (such as having a high school diploma or GED), and it is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet these requirements as well.
Will you help me find a job after graduation?
It’s important to note that no school can guarantee employment to their students/graduates once they finish their training program. Here at Training Direct, we offer career services assistance to all completers of the Phlebotomy Technician program, however, job placement is not guaranteed.
Below are a list of helpful websites that contain additional information on becoming a Phlebotomy Technician:
State of Connecticut Occupational Employment and Wages Information: https://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/wages/default.asp
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Phlebotomists, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (visited January 18, 2022).
O*NET Online, Phlebotomists: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9097.00