Since July 2018, 1,392 jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a phlebotomist is $35,701 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)
Phlebotomy I provides 40 hours of in-class lecture and hands-on student laboratory. Topics of discussion include universal precautions and safety, special collection procedures, handling and processing of specimens, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and communication skills. You will learn manual skills to perform venipuncture and skin puncture techniques along with didactic training to assure quality specimens.
Phlebotomy II encompasses 100 clinical hours at a local hospital. Clinical hours may encompass varied shifts. You must successfully complete Phlebotomy I and Phlebotomy II to qualify for the national certification exam application. Hospitals require the following, which is not covered in the cost: scrubs, malpractice insurance, PA criminal background check, FBI background check, child abuse clearance, urine drug screen, CPR certification, Hepatitis B vaccination, and certain immunizations and health tests. The College will provide a photo ID.