PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN TRAINING
Program Details Can Be Found Here
Why become a Phlebotomy Technician?
So you’re thinking about becoming a Phlebotomist? Phlebotomists are required in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other similar healthcare settings. A phlebotomist plays an important role in helping doctors diagnose the cause of a particular illness and in identifying the treatment that the patient may require. In some instances, the blood may be used for blood transfusions. A phlebotomist is in charge of collecting blood and other specimen samples from medical patients. As a phlebotomist, you draw blood using methods such as the venipuncture procedure; this is a common bloodletting procedure using a tourniquet placed above the drawing site and a butterfly needle. This technique allows you to fill tubes containing different additives for different lab tests. Read on to learn more about earnings potential and job duties that Lenape’s Phlebotomy technician training can offer you!
What Are the Duties of a Phlebotomist?
Besides using the venipuncture procedure, you label the tubes of blood and send them to laboratories for analysis. You must follow safety procedures when disposing of used needles and syringes and, since you will handle possibly infectious samples, you must wear protective gear, like masks and gloves, to prevent accidents. Phlebotomists must also have effective communication skills to comfort patients and help them understand the procedures being performed.
What Is My Occupational Outlook?
Employment is projected to grow 25 % from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, five states in May 2012 with the highest phlebotomist employment levels included California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Average wages for these states ranged from $27,310-$38,430.** (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm#tab-6)
What Education Do I Need?
Upon completion of thePhlebotomy Technician training at Lenape, you will be ready for an entry-level Phlebotomist position, as your newly-acquired skills prepare you to work in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other similar healthcare facilities. The major benefits of attending the Phlebotomy Techinician Certificate program through Lenape Tech’s Adult and Continuing Education are:
• Program can be completed in just a few months
• AMCA Exam Preparation
• Employers actively recruit from our programs
**PLEASE NOTE THAT PREREQUISITES MUST BE MET PRIOR TO CLASS START. REGISTRATION PACKETS CAN BE PICKED UP IN THE ADULT EDUCATION OFFICE LOCATED IN THE NEXTEIR ADULT LEARNING CENTER AT LENAPE TECH MONDAY - THURSDAY.
We understand that the majority of our students may need to work while they attend adult education classes. To accommodate those students, all classes are offered at night. Please note however that this program does require daylight hours to fulfill clinical rotation requirements. Don’t let your current job and the schedule of classes discourage you for registering today!
This training is WIOA approved.
Program registration form can be downloaded here