Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.
As a phlebotomy technician you are an important member of the clinical laboratory team. New diagnostic techniques, clinical laboratory technology and automated instruments have greatly increased the volume of - and demand for - medical laboratory testing.
In just three months you can earn your Phlebotomy Technician certificate and be working in the medical field as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is often an excellent stepping-stone to other careers in health care such as medical assisting.
You will gain a lot of experience in your three months at school. During your courses, you will be shown how to draw blood, known as a “stick.” You will practice your sticking skills in the classroom on faculty, staff and fellow students so you are prepared and confident before you begin your externship.