Job opportunities for phlebotomists span across the healthcare field. Hospitals, clinics, private practices, home health agencies, blood banks and labs all have a need for phlebotomist thanks to a recent spike in demand for lab tests and other advancements in the healthcare industry. Through a combination of classroom, laboratory and internship work, students in the phlebotomy certificate program are prepared to fill roles throughout the medical field.
Coursework that highlights the ethics, terminology and practice needed for the phlebotomy field complements lab and field work to provide a well-rounded program that provides students with the framework needed to succeed in phlebotomy jobs upon completion of the certificate.
The course also prepares students to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. The CPT is a national credential for the Phlebotomy Technician profession. Certification through the National Healthcareer Association recognizes the competency and proficiency of a clinical individual and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Combine phlebotomy courses on basic medical knowledge with hands on training focused on drawing blood and the proper procedures for collecting and storing samples and specimen. Through the phlebotomy program, students gain the understanding in key areas of infection control along with basic ethical standards set forth in the industry.