How do I know if a Phlebotomy course is right for me?
A phlebotomy technician is an individual who draws blood from patients that is used for blood typing and analysis. The laboratory technicians take the blood that the phlebotomist draws and performs the tests ordered by that the patient’s physician.
These blood tests are extremely important in the accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition. Blood tests are also used to monitor a patient’s medication and for determining a patient’s blood type.
Blood typing is another very important test. If a patient needs a blood transfusion, he can only receive blood that is compatible with his type. Therefore, blood typing must be accurate.
There are several circumstances that can cause inaccurate test results. The phlebotomist needs to know what these circumstances are and how to prevent them from occurring. For these reasons, certified phlebotomy schools are becoming increasingly important in the health care industry.
Every hospital must have phlebotomists because nearly every diagnosis involves a blood specimen.
Phlebotomy courses offer students the knowledge necessary for collecting adequate blood samples for testing. Today, becoming a phlebotomist is easier than ever because you can take your classes online or at a brick-and-mortar school. You need to choose a school that integrates well with your current schedule.
Self-motivated individuals are ideal for online classes; however, individuals who have difficulty motivating themselves may want to consider a brick-and-mortar school.
A Comprehensive Curriculum
Make sure that the school you choose offers a high-quality phlebotomy curriculum with additional career resources.
You need to find a school that not only offers you training but also teaches you how to protect yourself when dealing with biohazardous materials. The school you choose must teach you how to handle various patient situations.
Job Placement Assistance Following Graduation
The majority of schools will help their students find phlebotomy positions after graduation. However, when choosing your school, take it one step further and try to find a school that offers its students a career department.
Schools that have career departments tend to find positions for their graduates quicker. Once you graduate from NCC, our Career Services team works with you to help you find the best phlebotomy employment opportunity that fits your needs.
Courses that Match Your Background
Phlebotomy courses can be taken by anyone interested in pursuing a career in this field. Therefore, if you already have a medical background, you may not need to go through every unit of the course.
Some units are shared among various medical professions. For example, if you have already taken an anatomy course, you may not have to take it again. If this is the case, your phlebotomy course will be less expensive and shorter.
Phlebotomy Schools and Financial Aid
The majority of phlebotomy colleges will qualify to receive financial aid from the state and/or other lending sources.
If you are having difficulty meeting the program budget, you should consider applying for financial aid.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information, go to our Financial Aid page under the Students tab. Additionally, you can set up an appointment with one of our financial aid officers to discuss your specific financial needs.
Start Your New Career Today
At Northwest Career College, we pride ourselves on providing one of the premier Phlebotomy Schools in Las Vegas.
Our established and seasoned instructors will take you through every aspect of Phlebotomy and Northwest offers day, afternoon, and night classes to accommodate your busy Las Vegas work and family schedule. Call us today at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our admissions specialists about your new Phlebotomy career.
Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A.
Allied Health Department Director