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Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Technicians are essential to proper healthcare worldwide as they are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research. As the population ages and diseases spread across the globe, the need for qualified phlebotomists will only increase. This 100% online course will train you to work as a phlebotomy technician and prepare you for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Job Outlook for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Prerequisites and Requirements
To take this online course, you should have one of the following: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, entrance test, or previous healthcare experience. To qualify for the certification exam, a High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Please check with your state for any specific requirements they might have before registering for the course.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.
Certified Phlebotomy Technician FAQs
WHAT DOES A PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICAN DO?
Phlebotomy Technician are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research, conducting patient interviews, checking patients' vital signs, and transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.
WHERE DO CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIANS WORK?
Whether you choose to work in a hospital, medical lab, blood donation center, or doctor’s office, phlebotomy technicians perform an essential function our healthcare system by working directly with patients as well as doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
WHY IS THE DEMAND SO HIGH FOR PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIANS?
According to the BLS, blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis. In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers. These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations.
COURSE: CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN