Why Become a Phlebotomist?
Phlebotomists play an essential role in administering and managing blood draws for diagnosis, transfusion and research purposes. Becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician is not only a great choice when it comes to healthcare occupations, but it can prove to be a rewarding career that offers flexibility, interaction with a variety of people and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you are helping others.
Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood for donation or samples for lab testing that may be used to diagnose illness or monitor treatment progress. They typically work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and outpatient care facilities, as well as in diagnostic laboratories and blood donation centers.
In a busy facility, a phlebotomist can take dozens of blood samples during a shift, so they must be able to work under pressure without sacrificing accuracy or safety. Misidentification or contamination of a blood sample can have serious consequences. In addition, because many infectious diseases can be transmitted through blood contact, phlebotomists must observe strict safety protocols.
With advancements in healthcare technology, many more conditions and diseases can be diagnosed with a blood sample than in the past. As a result, more phlebotomists are needed to draw blood from patients of all ages, including older adults who are more likely to need bloodwork done as they age. Because of this need, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the job growth for phlebotomy is 25% between from 2016 and 2026 – much faster than the national average for other jobs.
One of the key advantages of pursuing a career as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician is that training usually takes less than a year to complete. While not all states demand certification, many employers require candidates for phlebotomist positions to have a certificate from an accredited college, university, technical school or vocational school.
Dorson Vocational Training Institute’s Certified Phlebotomy Technician online course offers instruction that provides students with a working knowledge of collecting blood. The emphasis is on patient safety, quality assurance, and teaching universal and standard precautions. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for The National Health Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam.
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