Our Phlebotomy training is designed to train students in a minimum amount of time in the highly technical area of intravenous blood withdrawal.
Our classroom instruction is reinforced in a clinical laboratory and further refined through an externship.
Phlebotomists are health care technicians who work in the exciting health care field with other health care professionals to discover the cause of the patient’s medical problems. As a Phlebotomist you may work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices and free-standing blood/plasma donor organizations.
As a Phlebotomist you will collect specimens for laboratory testings. Primarily, specimen can include urine, feces, sputum, bodily fluids, and blood. The majority of specimens are blood, acquired through venipucture procedures which use a needle to draw blood from vein, collect the blood in tubes, and is followed by accurately labeling of the tubes for sending to and/or processing by laboratories for the appropriate analysis. The specimens are collected for a variety of testing purposes, including screening for disease markers, toxic levels of a substance, and antibody immunity to disease. Skills and great care, in addition to wearing protective gear is essential due to the handling of potentially infectious samples.
Through their professional positions phlebotomists interact with many patients on any given day. In addition to skills in collecting and drawing of blood and fluids being critical, phlebotomists must also possess and demonstrate effective communication skills in relating to patients to assist patients in understanding the procedures being performed, and with other health care workers such as physicians, nurses and other laboratory technicians in a professional and knowledgeable manner to facilitate the total process. Training for the position as a phlebotomist can take several forms, and can meet the time and professional demands of the individual while assisting the student in acquiring the appropriate skills and knowledge.
10 Phlebotomists’ Qualities
These 10 qualities are essential to succeed as a phlebotomist. Some of these qualities are innate, and others are skills you can acquire or learn in school
- Ability to give good directions
- Analytical skills
- Attention to detail
- Bedside manner/friendly nature
- Gentle touch
- Listening skills
- Organizational skills
- Team player
As a health care technician, there are many potential career paths as a phlebotomist. These opportunities include:
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Histotechnician Medical Technologist
Success Story: Phlebotomy Diploma Program
Gloria Gilliam one of our many successful Phlebotomists graduates. She stated that “I graduated from City College with a diploma in Phlebotomy. Before I become a student, I was wasting my life away. At City College, the teachers work hand-in-hand with students. They always have time for you. I got a great on-the-job training during my externship at an outpatient lab.”
If you are compassionate and looking for a rewarding career, our Phlebotomy training is the program for you. Do not waste your time any longer. You could be our next successful phlebotomist graduate.