Phlebotomy Technician Training Program
A phlebotomist is a medical technician who is specifically trained for drawing the patient's blood out for carrying out blood transfusions, blood tests and pathology tests.
OMCC's Phlebotomy Technician Training Program will present an in-depth study of topics such as anatomy & physiology of the cardiovascular system, the coagulation process, ABGs, infectious disease and biohazards, universal precaution & infection control, equipment and additives, ethical practices, and interpersonal communication. Students will also learn to perform various techniques and methods like butterfly venipuncture, capillary puncture, vacutainer, and taking blood culture.
Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by National Healthcareer Association. Students who successfully pass the credentialing exam will receive a national license recognized by all fifty states in the nation.
» Class Schedule
|Day Class||8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday||3 weeks (104 contact hours)|
» Program Calendar (2014)
|Start Date||Graduation Date|
|November 25, 2013||December 13, 2013|
|February 3, 2014||February 21, 2014|
|March 24, 2014||April 11, 2014|
|May 12, 2014||May 30, 2014|
|June 30, 2014||July 18, 2014|
|August 18, 2014||September 5, 2014|
|October 6, 2014||October 24, 2014|
|November 24, 2014||December 12, 2014|
Phlebotomists usually work under the supervision of laboratory managers or medical technologists in hospitals, laboratories, clinics, blood banks, and physician offices. Approximately fifty percent of available phlebotomist positions are located in hospitals, while most of the remaining positions are in physician offices and diagnostic laboratories.
A phlebotomist's primary duty is to safely and hygienically draw blood from the patient's veins and arteries. Blood analysis is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to clinicians, so it is vitally important that a blood sample is obtained in a way that does not result in contamination. Additionally, venipuncture is an invasive procedure that can be frightening or even painful to the patient if performed incorrectly. A phlebotomist needs to have excellent communication skills as well as flawless technique.
Mean Hourly Wage: $13.00
Mean Annual Salary: $26,000 - $27,100
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rapid job growth and excellent job growth opportunities are expected for Phlebotomy Technicians. Most phlebotomy jobs will continue to be in hospitals, laboratories and doctor's offices, but employment will grow rapidly in other settings as well.
Employment of clinical laboratory workers, which includes Phlebotomy Technicians, is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2018 which is faster than the average for all occupations. The volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of diagnostic exams and advances in medical technology.