Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.
Train for a position that is highly sought after in various health care settings. You can quickly complete the 10 credit hour program by taking three courses in two semesters. Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to take a phlebotomy certification exam, which most employers require.
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Laboratory scientists, technologists and technicians require blood specimens that have been obtained promptly, efficiently and safely by qualified phlebotomists. As integral members of the health care team, phlebotomists must be well trained in all aspects of specimen collection and transport. They also must maintain high standards of professionalism and compassion while interacting with patients and their families.
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All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general admission criteria required by the college, phlebotomy students must be able to:
- Use digital fine motor skills with both hands continually throughout the day.
- See clearly enough to read hand-written and computer-generated communications.
- Work standing on their feet for the majority of the day.
- Walk to and from patient service areas of the hospital for the majority of the day.
- Help patients in and out of phlebotomy chairs and tables.
- Write and speak to patients and staff effectively.
- Interact appropriately with patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
- Use good judgment to seek assistance when needed.
- Lift a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted.
- Apply safety and infection control standards learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients and self.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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American Society for Clinical Pathology
The Laboratory Medicine Profession
A Career as a Phlebotomy Technician or as a Donor Phlebotomy Technician
Certification Maintenance Program
Center for Phlebotomy Education
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
A Career in the Medical Laboratory