become a Phlebotomy Technician

Begin your journey today to become an important part of the medical field. Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare. Master them in our online Phlebotomy Technician program.

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12 Weeks

Program Length

CPT

Certifications

$2,000.00

TUITION

National Healthcareer Association logo

Issuing Authority

What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?

A certified phlebotomy technician is a professional who is trained to collect blood samples. As their role as an allied health professional continues to expand, other tasks such as collecting throat cultures and urine specimens (non-blood samples) are being added to the duties of a phlebotomy technician.

Blood and non-blood specimens are collected for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications, determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition and more.

Where does a Phlebotomy Technician work?

Phlebotomy technicians most often work in hospitals and outpatient labs, but can also work in physician’s offices, student health centers, correctional facilities, plasma centers, blood banks or other healthcare facilities.

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Phlebotomy Technician

Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for phlebotomists from 2020-2030 is projected to grow 22%, which is much faster than average. Phlebotomists should have a generally easy time finding a job and have great job stability.

The BLS reports the median annual wage for a phlebotomist in 2020 was $36,320. The top industries in which they worked include outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic labs and physician’s offices. 

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to complete the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam will be required to complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. Students should already be working in the field to complete this requirement.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified phlebotomy technician program you’ll learn a number of skills, such as:

  • Knowing medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Grasping the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicating with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verifying patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assembling and maintaining equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keeping a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Appreciating the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA-waived testing

Courses - 12 Weeks

Professionalism in Allied Health

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

Phlebotomy

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Phlebotomy Technician Job Possibilities

Laboratory Specimen
Processor

$22,000 - $36,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Phlebotomy
Technician

$35,000 - $37,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Laboratory
Assistant

$26,000 - $49,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Certification Information

After completion of our Phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and begin your career in healthcare.

 

CPT

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The CPT exam ensures you are knowledgable and fully prepared to work as a phlebotomy technician in a clinical environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.

Phlebotomy Technician Online Training Tuition Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 

 

     

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds. 

 

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae. Follow the below steps to begin your registration process.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

Pay in Full

$2,000

ONE TIME COST

Pay in full

Pay in full for your program using PayPal, Venmo or a credit card.

Payment Plan

$2,000

INSTALLMENTS

Flexible payment option

Choose PayPal Credit at checkout to receive no-interest payments if paid in full in 6 months.

Tuition Assistance

$2,000

COMPANY INVOICE

Employer sponsored payment

We accept employer sponsored payments including tuition assistance/reimbursement.

Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

PROGRAM COMPARISONS


Greensboro College

Community College

Program & Tuition Cost

$4,000 average

Up to $20,000

Exam Fees, Books & Materials

Included

Up to $750

Job Ready In

3–6 months

24–48 months

Schedule Flexibility

On-demand 24/7

Set class schedule

Travel Requirements

None: 100% online

On-campus classrooms

Student Support

Personal Advisors: text, call and email access

Professors: scheduled office hours

Career Coaching

Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers

Exam-based + prerequisites and electives

to meet credit

Content Delivery

3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning

Professor lectures

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

A phlebotomy technician needs a number of skills to be successful. They need to have coordination, because it takes a steady hand and good eye-hand coordination to draw blood while causing as little pain to the patient as possible. They need to have attention to detail, because everything needs to be properly labeled and stored to avoid mixing, lost or contaminated samples. Also, communication and stamina are important skills to possess, because you’ll be working for hours on your feet with patients who may be nervous around needles.

The number of hours a phlebotomist works depends on the work location. In a clinic or donation center, you might work a fairly normal weekday full-time schedule. In a hospital you may be required to work night shifts and weekends. Phlebotomy technicians typically work 40 hours a week, but may work overtime hours in clinical and hospital environments.

The best place to work as a phlebotomy technician will depend on your desired workplace environment. Some phlebotomists may enjoy the challenges of a hospital or clinic environment, whereas others might prefer more predictable office hours like in a doctor's office.

Medical assistants work alongside physicians to provide both administrative and clinical support. A phlebotomy technician is solely trained to draw blood.

Yes. For most phlebotomy professional certifications, you need to earn a certain number of continuing education credits every two years. There are short courses you can take to fulfill this requirement.

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