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Healthcare is a high-demand career field with double-digit growth projected over the next 10 years. The national salary average of a phlebotomist is $30,250 per year and there is excellent job growth. Start your Phlebotomy career now.
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*Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam will be required to complete 40 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person.
WHAT IS A CPT CERTIFICATION?
The Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification is issued by the National Health Career Association (NHA). The CPT exam will test your knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology, and familiarize you with healthcare settings and the role of the phlebotomy technician.
WHAT DO PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIANS DO?
Phlebotomists may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities. They are commonly supervised by a clinical laboratory technologist or other medical professional. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. This allows a unique opportunity to positively impact the patient’s experience.
Phlebotomy is the surgical involvement of a needle taking or introducing fluid to a body be that blood or medicine. With this course, you will learn the responsibilities involved in being involved in such an important task. Equipment, safety measures and procedures are vital to know as well as what blood is made up of. Complications can arise in any role so we will prepare you with techniques to overcome these difficulties.