What Are The Benefits Of A Career As A Phlebotomist?

A phlebotomist holding test tubes

Phlebotomists represent a fundamental part of any healthcare practice, with blood draws being the most common invasive medical procedure conducted in U.S. hospitals. The drawing and testing of blood is also a vital link in the diagnostic chain, with laboratory results contributing to nearly 70% of all clinical decision-making. But, aside from the chance to make a real contribution to any medical practice, what are the benefits of a career as a phlebotomist?

Primary Benefits

  • Short Training Time: Here at Northwest Career College, our Phlebotomy Course can see students graduate in as little as three months. This short training time allows our graduates to transition to their new profession, and start earning money, in a relatively short amount of time.
  • The Employment Outlook is Positive: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growing need for phlebotomists means the employment outlook is positive and job security is high. Once you graduate, our experienced Career Services team works with our graduates to help them find the best phlebotomy employment opportunities in Las Vegas.
  • Great Potential Earnings: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a phlebotomist with an RPT earns $31,630 a year, with more than half of working phlebotomists earning more than that. The top ten percent of phlebotomists can earn more than $46,850.
  • Job Satisfaction: Phlebotomy is an excellent career for those with a desire to interact with and help a variety of people. The job role suits those with good interpersonal skills who can effectively put patients at ease during a procedure that many are uncomfortable with, and around 10% of Americans are phobic about. The ability to assist, reassure and help with the diagnosis of patients contributes to the high job satisfaction for those in the field of phlebotomy.
  • Saving Lives: Blood testing remains a key part of diagnosing serious illnesses. The skills and abilities gained by completing our Phlebotomy Course allows our graduates to assist in the potentially life-saving diagnosis of range of diseases and conditions, including:
     

    • High cholesterol level
    • Low blood glucose level
    • Anemia
    • Secondary infection
    • Leukemia
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Hepatitis
    • Prostate cancer
    • Blood clotting disorders
    • Thyroid disorder
    • Reduced Liver function

Training For Success

At Northwest Career College, we pride ourselves on providing one of the premier Phlebotomy Schools in Las Vegas. Our phlebotomy students have an 89% national exam pass rate and you can graduate in as little as three months. Our established, 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:

Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A.
Allied Health Department Director
R.M.A. National Education Center