Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities. Duties of a phlebotomy technician may include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment and verifying patients' records. A phlebotomist may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank.
Length & Cost of Training
The program consists of 119 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of supervised clinical internship in an approved site with a full-service laboratory. This program may be completed in 3-4 months. Tuition is $1,052. Books, uniforms, and liability insurance are also required.
Graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician program are qualified to take a national certification examination, specifically the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
*Course offerings vary by semester.**Clinical Requirements: Proof of medical insurance, liability insurance, CPR, immunizations, TB test, criminal background check and drug screen required.