Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Course: GES1045 Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician Training

Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technicians are essential to proper healthcare worldwide as they are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research. As the population ages and diseases spread across the globe, the need for qualified phlebotomists will only increase. This 100% online course will train you to work as a phlebotomy technician and prepare you for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

(Voucher + Lab Included)

Job Outlook for Certified Phlebotomy Technician

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 11% growth in the demand for Phlebotomists between now and 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average Phlebotomy Technician makes over $38,480 with top earners pulling in nearly $50,000 per year.

Course Objectives | What you will learn

  • Summarizing the role and the responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician
  • Ability to describe basic anatomy as it applies to blood and function
  • Applying quality and safety measures as they relate to phlebotomy
  • Preparing for blood collection
  • Performing sample collections
  • Executing post-collection procedures
  • Choosing ethical behavior that upholds the rights and dignity of patients

Prerequisites and Requirements

To take this online course, you should have one of the following:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, entrance test, or previous healthcare experience.
  • To qualify for the certification exam, a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Please check with your state for any specific requirements they might have before registering for the course.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician FAQs

  • Phlebotomy Technician are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research, conducting patient interviews, checking patients’ vital signs, and transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.
  • Whether you choose to work in a hospital, medical lab, blood donation center, or doctor’s office, phlebotomy technicians perform an essential function our healthcare system by working directly with patients as well as doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
  • According to the BLS, blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals.
  • Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis.
  • In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers.
  • These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations.