Phlebotomy Technician Course
Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and microcollection techniques.
Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures through didactic training followed by externships (optional). Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to work as a phlebotomist & be eligible to take the ASCP certification exam.
The Phlebotomy Training program, offered in connection with MK Education, is designed to prepare students for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood banks and other health care settings.
Areas of Study Include:
Demonstrate Accepted Professional, Communication, And Interpersonal Skills
Discuss Phlebotomy In Relation To The Health Care Setting
Identify The Anatomic Structure And Function Of Body Systems
Recognize And Identify Collection Reagents Supplies, Equipment And Interfering Chemical Substances
Demonstrate Skills And Knowledge Necessary To Perform Phlebotomy
Practice Infection Control Following Universal (Standard) Precautions
Practice Accepted Procedures Of Transporting, Accessioning And Processing Specimens
Practice Quality Assurance And Safety
National Certification Exams
Students are prepared for three national certification exams while enrolled in this course:
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) National Certification by ASCP; Certified Phlebotomy Technician by NHA ; Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) by AMT.
Phlebotomy Technician Career Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a phlebotomy technician is $31,410. Salaries may change depending on location, experience and hours worked.
Students have the option to complete a 100 clock-hour externship at a local clinic through MK Education. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. This program has been upgraded with a 100-hour externship to enable the student to reach the 100 sticks needed to sit for national certification exams. NOTE THAT THE EXTERNSHIP WILL BE A SEPARATE FEE. For more information on the cost and how to be placed at a local site, contact MK Education at 630-541-3600 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.