This 100% online course will train you to work as a phlebotomy technician and prepare you for the provisional Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA). After earning your provisional certification, you will have six months to complete the clinical skills requirements and convert to full certification.
Job Outlook for Certified Phlebotomy Technician
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 17% growth in the demand for Phlebotomists between now and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average Phlebotomy Technician makes over $35,500 with top earners pulling in nearly $50,000 per year.
Given the current/post-covid climate, we are re-evaluating our externship program and have asked partners to remove the following lines from this page. Note, we are still offering the externship assistance as a courtesy to those that request it, however we are asking partners to remove reference to it from their pages.
Phlebotomy Program Course
- Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control
- Legal Issues in Healthcare
- Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies
- Phlebotomy Procedures I & II
- Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials
- Lab Video’s and Exercises
Phlebotomy Technician are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research, conducting patient interviews, checking patients’ vital signs, and transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.
Whether you choose to work in a hospital, medical lab, blood donation center, or doctor’s office, phlebotomy technicians perform an essential function our healthcare system by working directly with patients as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
According to the BLS, blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis. In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers. These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations.
- Understand what a Phlebotomy Technician does and how to perform on the job.
- Work with doctors, nurses and other professionals to provide essential healthcare.
- Become eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam through AECA or the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the NHA.
Prerequisites and Requirements
To take this online course, you should have one of the following: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, entrance test, or previous healthcare experience. To qualify for the certification exam, a High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Please check with your state for any specific requirements they might have before registering.
Jacqueline Garcia is a Certified Postsecondary Professional Instructor (CPPI), specializing in patient care education. Beyond actively training future patient care technicians, she develops academic content and curriculum for a number of programs.