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Phlebotomy Technician

In California, the Phlebotomy Technician job market is projected to continue growing at a rapid pace. That’s good news for those looking for a high-paying job with a steady work environment. Between 2018 and 2028, jobs for Phlebotomy Technicians are expected to increase by 35.30%, much higher than the national average of 22%.
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Average Annual Salary $47,230.00*
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Job Growth ( 2018-2028 ) 35.30%

Why Become a Phlebotomy Technician?

Becoming a Phlebotomy Technician offers compelling reasons to consider it as a career. Phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood from patients for diagnostic testing. This is a vital role in the healthcare industry, as it helps to ensure that patients receive the correct diagnosis and treatment. Phlebotomy technicians are in high demand, as they are an essential part of the healthcare team. They work closely with patients, doctors, and nurses to ensure that all blood samples are collected correctly. This career offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in dynamic, cutting-edge healthcare settings. In recent years, phlebotomy has become an increasingly popular career choice in the healthcare industry. Phlebotomists are in high demand, and the job outlook is very positive. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of phlebotomists will grow 35.30% from 2018 to 2028 – much faster than the average for all occupations. And with a median annual salary of $47,230, phlebotomy is a great career choice. Consider becoming a Phlebotomy Technician to embark on a rewarding career that combines healthcare, technical skills, and the opportunity to make a positive impact.

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10-week program/
100 clock hours/
4.2 Credit Hours.

$2,295 includes Registration, Books/Equipment, Scrubs, Tuition, National Certification Exam & State of California License Fee

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    Program Overview

    The Health Staff Training Institute’s Phlebotomy Technician I certificate is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to perform skin and Venipuncture procedures in a safe clinical environment. This course is approved by the California Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division and upon successful completion of the course, the student will have national certification as well as State of California Certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I. The Health Staff Training Institute’s students receive instruction in the procedures of Phlebotomy and are required to participate in a 40 to 80-hour externship in an approved facility. Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician I program, students will take the National Certification Exam, and upon passing the National Exam will have their documentation submitted to the state for State Certification/License.
    • Safety, Universal Precautions & Infection Control 
    • Anatomy & Medical Terminology 
    • Proper Identification of Patients & Specimens 
    • Selection & Preparation of Skin Puncture Site 
    • Blood Collection Equipment 
    • Post-puncture Care & Proper Disposal of Sharps & Waste 
    • Advanced Infectious Disease Control
    • Pre-analytical Sources of Error in Specimen Collection, Transport, Processing & Storage
    • Patient Preparation
    • Risk Factors, Complications, & Response to Complications
    • Test Requisition, Specimen Transport & Processing, Problems & Correction
    • Communication Skills & Professional Behavior
    • Ethical & Legal Implications
    • Skin Puncture & Venipuncture Lab

    Phlebotomy Technicians play a crucial role in healthcare settings by collecting blood samples for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research, or donation purposes. Our training helps students to have career opportunities at hospitals, clinical laboratory settings, blood donation centers, research labs, and Mobile Phlebotomy services.

    A phlebotomy technician is a professional who is responsible for obtaining blood specimens from patients. They are responsible for ensuring that the process is as comfortable and safe for the patient as possible. What are the daily responsibilities of a Phlebotomy Technician? Phlebotomy Technician Job Duties
    • Verifies patient by reading patient identification.
    • Collecting blood samples from patients
    • Applying bandages after blood is drawn
    • Comforting patients that might be nervous about needles.
    • Practice proper patient identification
    • Knowledgeable about the different types of blood tests and be able to answer any questions patients may have about the process.
    • Label vials properly with details of patient name and date
    • Decipher the best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient
    • Transport all specimen samples to a nearby laboratory
    • Work independently and be able to follow detailed instructions.
    • Maintains ample stock of all phlebotomy supplies.
    • Friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients
    • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following policies and procedures; complying with legal and federal regulations.

    Approved & Recognized: Meeting the highest industry standards

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    HealthStaff Training Institute’s Phlebotomy Technician I program is approved and recognized by NHA (National Healthcareer Association) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) for meeting Industry Standards. The successful completion of our program opens the door to  CPT Certification.

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    Tuition Cost $2,295upto $5,000
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    What is the duration of the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    The Phlebotomy Technician Course offered by HealthStaff Training Institute at it’s Ontario, Santa Ana, and Temecula campuses in California is typically completed within 12 weeks ( 8 weeks of classroom and 2-4 weeks of externship)
    Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    Yes, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll in the Phlebotomy Technician Course.
    Is the Phlebotomy Technician Course accredited?
    Yes, the Phlebotomy Technician Course at HealthStaff Training Institute is approved by the appropriate approving bodies like NHA, BPPE, and CDPH.
    Are there any financial aid options available for the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    – HealthStaff Training Institute provides information about potential financial aid options, such as scholarships, WIOA grants, and payment plans. Please contact the institute for more details.
    How much does the Phlebotomy Technician Course cost?
    The cost of the course is $2295.00, but it is best to contact HealthStaff Training Institute directly for up-to-date information on tuition fees, as we may have some scholarship options for you.
    Are there any evening or weekend classes available for the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    Yes, HealthStaff Training Institute offers flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend classes, to accommodate different student needs. Please contact HealthStaff Training Institute’s admissions department for more information.
    Is the Phlebotomy Technician Course offered online?
    No, in California Phlebotomy Technician Course can not be offered online
    What will I learn during the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    The course covers topics such as venipuncture techniques, blood collection procedures, patient interaction, laboratory safety, and medical terminology related to phlebotomy.
    Are there any clinical components to the course?
    – Yes, the Phlebotomy Technician Course includes a clinical component where students gain hands-on experience in a healthcare setting. In addition to labs at school, the student has to undergo 2-4 weeks of externship at a hospital/medical facility partnered by HealthStaff Training Institute.
    Will I be eligible for certification after completing the course?
    Yes, upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Technician Course, you will be eligible to take the National certification examination offered by NHA. One-time National Certification exam fee is covered in our tuition fee.
    Can I retake the certification exam if I don't pass it on the first attempt?
    Yes, in most cases, you can retake the certification exam if you don’t pass it on the first attempt. However, specific rules and regulations may vary depending on the certifying organization. The fee for the first attempt is included in the tuition fee; for any additional attempt, the student is responsible for the certification exam fee.
    Can I use the skills learned in the Phlebotomy Technician Course in other healthcare professions?
    Yes, the skills acquired during the Phlebotomy Technician Course, such as venipuncture techniques and knowledge of laboratory procedures, can be beneficial in various healthcare professions.
    What is the age requirement for enrolling in the Phlebotomy Technician Course?
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the Phlebotomy Technician Course at HealthStaff Training Institute.

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