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Draw Blood, Save a Life: Become a Phlebotomist

Are you a medical assistant, CNA (certified nursing assistant), or home health aide who is looking to expand your healthcare knowledge and unlock new opportunities?

A certificate in phlebotomy from Labouré is an excellent credential that can open new avenues in healthcare. Phlebotomy technicians are key members of the medical team and a certificate from Labouré will enhance your resume and your career.

 

Phlebotomy Technicians are an Important Part of Compassionate Caregiving

Many patients are fearful of blood draws and for good reasons. Phobias of needles and blood are challenges that come up a lot in the healthcare setting and often cannot be avoided. Drawing blood can be painful or even traumatic, especially if a patient has had a negative experience with blood draws in the past. A caring, competent phlebotomist can profoundly change a patient’s negative view of the blood drawing experience. Though a patient may only spend 5-10 minutes with you for their blood draw, the care you give them may impact them for a lifetime. Labouré’s certificate in phlebotomy will teach you how to provide patient-centered, exemplary healthcare.

 

Phlebotomy Technicians are a Critical Part of Healthcare Teams

Blood is often used for diagnostic purposes in healthcare. Doctors may order blood tests to look for disorders, infections, immune system problems, and much more. Phlebotomists or phlebotomy technicians work with patients to draw blood to be used in diagnostic testing, blood donation, or blood transfusions. A simple CBC test can expose many potentially life-threatening conditions such as leukemia, anemia, cancer, and more. As a phlebotomist, the work you do provides extremely valuable data that doctors require to make diagnoses and prescribe treatment.

 

Phlebotomy Technicians Can Use This Credential Across the Healthcare Profession

A phlebotomy technician may work in a laboratory setting, blood donor setting, in a hospital or doctor’s office. Demand for phlebotomists is increasing, and there is a 17% approximate projected growth in phlebotomy jobs between 2019 - 2029. In Labouré’s program, you will also earn credits that you can apply to an associate or bachelor’s degree. The Labouré phlebotomy certificate can be taken alone or taken simultaneously with the EKG certificate, opening even more doors in healthcare. Additionally, if you want to work while earning your Associate of Science in Health Science degree, the phlebotomy certificate can be taken as part of that program, allowing you to earn money in the healthcare industry while furthering your education.

Labouré’s certificate in phlebotomy is a fast-paced and flexible program that is mostly online, but also has some in-person lab work, as well as a final clinical practicum in a healthcare facility. Designed to be completed in 21 weeks, you will learn about the history of phlebotomy, safety, infection control, legal and ethical concerns, and more. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination.

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