So you want to be a Phlebotomist? Here’s everything you need to know

be a Phlebotomist

If you’re looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, then becoming a phlebotomist may be the perfect choice for you! Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for testing or donations.

 

This can be an extremely important role in the medical field, and it requires a great deal of skill and training. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about becoming a phlebotomist!

What is a phlebotomist?

A phlebotomist is a medical professional who is responsible for drawing blood from patients. Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, clinics, or blood donation centers.

 

They may also be employed by private companies that provide mobile blood testing services. In some cases, phlebotomists may also be responsible for other tasks such as processing and labeling blood samples.

What are the requirements to become a phlebotomist?

Most states require phlebotomists to be licensed or certified. To obtain certification, phlebotomists must complete an accredited training program and pass a national exam.

 

In some states, phlebotomists may also be required to hold a valid driver’s license as well as CPR certification.

What are the duties of a phlebotomist?

The primary duty of a phlebotomist is to collect blood samples from patients. Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, clinics, or blood donation centers.

 

They may also be employed by private companies that provide mobile blood testing services. In some cases, phlebotomists may also be responsible for other tasks such as processing and labeling blood samples.

What are the job prospects for phlebotomists?

Employment of phlebotomists is expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Due to the increasing demand for medical tests, phlebotomists will be needed to perform blood tests.

What qualifications do you need to be a phlebotomist?

Most employers require phlebotomists to have completed an accredited Phlebotomy Technician program. Some programs last as little as six weeks, while others may last up to a year.

 

After completing a training program, phlebotomists must obtain certification from a nationally recognized organization such as the National Healthcare Association or the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Why choose NCC to qualify as a phlebotomist?

NCC’s Phlebotomy Program is certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). This means that when you graduate from our program, you’ll be eligible to sit for a national certification exam administered by either the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

 

The NCC Phlebotomy Program is also approved by the National Healthcare Association (NHA). This approval means that our program meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the industry’s leading organization.

 

Plus, our program is offered entirely online. This means you can complete your coursework at your own pace and on your own schedule. Whether you’re a working professional or a busy parent, our online program gives you the flexibility you need to earn your degree.

 

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in becoming a phlebotomist, contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can help you achieve your goals.

 

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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.

 

 


Written by:
Corey Del Pino, MPH, RPT
Allied Health Department Director

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