Why should I consider becoming a phlebotomist?
Many reasons! Phlebotomy is an excellent and respected introduction to a career in the medical field. Thinking of becoming a nurse, physician or a paramedic, but not sure healthcare is for you? Phlebotomy might be the right path.
The other good news is that Phlebotomists are constantly in demand. Employment of phlebotomists is expected to grow as much as 22% from 2020-2030. (For comparison, the average job grows just 7%). Currently, over 19,000 Phlebotomist related jobs open up each year. Bottom-line, there will always be a need for the collection of blood: clinical & medical testing, blood transfusions, blood donations and medical research. In a world where the job climate is more temperate than it’s ever been, rest assured that a profession in phlebotomy is essentially recession proof.
Finally, feel good about the work you do. Each patient cared for and every sample of blood drawn can be potentially life changing. For every life saved by blood donation or cure discovered, a phlebotomist was part of that process.
What is Phlebotomy?
To put it simply, Phlebotomy is the proper collection and handling of blood. It reads simple on paper, but capable Phlebotomists are crucial to any medical or clinical institution. There’s far more to the profession than just drawing blood. Here’s a quick list of just some of the skills you’ll learn:
- Multiple Venipuncture Techniques
- Transfer of Specimen
- Dermal punctures
- Specimen Handling
- Centrifuge Operation
- Blood Culture Procedure
- Neonatal Testing
- Blood Smears
- Specimen Collection for Type and Cross-Match
- Allen Test
- Arterial Puncture
- Swab Collection
- Urine Chemical Screening
- Glucose Testing
- Patient Communication
- Donning of appropriate PPE in a hospital setting
Need immediate lab work on a patient admit to the ER? Conducting cutting edge research on blood-borne pathogens? Running a blood drive or conducting a critical blood transfusion to save a life? Phlebotomists play a critical role in all of the above.
How do I become a phlebotomist?
Right here at Pelham Training. In just 10 days, you’ll learn how to perform lab tests on a wide variety of specimens, not just blood. Under the guidance of Pelham’s tenured instructors, you’ll gain confidence performing throat swabs, urine tests, blood smears, type and cross and handling all nature of specimens. You will also gain insights into how the heart and circulatory system functions, proper technique on the various ways to draw blood, emergency first aid and how to store and handle blood properly.
Class time will be 10 days across a span of 3 weeks. Class begins on June 6th, 2022 and will end June 21st. Students will then test to become a Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technician, capable of working as a phlebotomist in any state. Here’s a quick breakdown of the schedule:
- Monday through Thursday (June 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th)
- Monday through Thursday (June 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th)
- Monday through Tuesday (June 20th, 21st)
With the rapid growth Phlebotomy has seen, interest in this program has been at an all-time high. Our classes fill up fairly fast, so if you have any interest, questions, or wish to apply, please don’t hesitate, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
The course duration is 11 days and the cost is $1600.00
The tuition fee includes: scrub top, textbook, phlebotomy supplies and equipment for class, test prep material.
The fee does not include: TB test (prior to beginning class), scrub bottom, fee for NHA exam (National certification), laptop, classroom supplies.