General Description
A phlebotomy technician draws quality blood samples from patients or blood donors and prepares those specimens for testing. Many patients have phobias when it comes to blood and needles, and giving blood can be the most difficult part of an office visit. The phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.
Length of Program:
3 months
As a Phlebotomy Technician you will:
Phlebotomist Tasks
- Explain Procedures- Take Blood Pressure
- Draw Blood- Take Pulse and Respiration Readings
- Apply pressure or bandage after blood is drawn- Update patient records
- Measure vital signs- Prepare stains and reagents
- Send blood, urine and fecal sample to lab for testing- Clean and sterilize equipment
Schedule of Classes:
*** New sessions starting every month ***
Employment Opportunities:
Phlebotomy technicians are in high-demand. Vacancies have increased significantly as there are many places that need to hire three shifts of phlebotomy technicians.
Where I can work:
Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, laboratories, physician's offices, donation facilities and other health care settings where blood is taken and analyzed.

Some technicians travel to call on patients who are homebound.
How much I will make:
Phlebotomy Technicians in the Washington DC Metro area make between $13 and $18 per hour based on years of experience and setting.

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