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What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?
Certified Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. You may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 24.5% over the next ten years
Phlebotomy TechnicianMedCerts Tuition Options
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Training Options ForPhlebotomy Technician
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Two and Four Year Colleges
Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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Set Class Schedule
None - 100% online
None - 100% online
Personal Advisors - text/call/email access
Professors - scheduled office hours
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Varies - typically videos & presentations
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Knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA-waived testing
Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
Effectively communicate with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Customer Service Professional I
This course is designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. After satisfactory completion of the course, students will have earned the Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP) designation from the ICSA.
Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.
In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.
Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
Total Program Duration
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