Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals that collect blood specimens for laboratory testing. Laboratory testing is an important tool physicians use to evaluate, diagnose and monitor treatment for patients. Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of patient-care settings, including clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, clinics, physician offices and insurance companies. The Phlebotomy program meets the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students are eligible to apply for the Phlebotomy Technician exam (PBT) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become a Certified Phlebotomist.
Phlebotomists' earnings vary depending on experience and skill level. In 2019, the average phlebotomist/EKG technician earned $17.75 and ranges from $13 to $24.87 per hour. The wage per hour continues to climb due to a severe shortage of trained professionals in this career.
The current explosion in this country's youth population as well as the millions of baby boomers now entering late middle-age promise to provide a never-ending need for healthcare professionals at all levels. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the phlebotomy profession to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029.
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|HLTHS 1110||Biomedical Terminology||3|
|HLTHS 1122||Basic Phlebotomy Techniques||4|
|HLTHS 1124||Phlebotomy Clinical||2|
|HLTHS 1126||Basic Non-Invasive Electrocardiography (EKG)||2|
Total Credits: 11