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Why you shouldn’t try to learn to be a Phlebotomist on the Internet

Posted: July 7, 2021 by Diane Smith
instructor looks on while one phlebotomy student practices drawing blood on a classmate
With a phlebotomy technician certificate from Pima Medical Institute, you could be in the workforce in as little as three months.
 


YouTube and the internet can be great resources. From tutorials to do-it-yourself projects, you can learn how to do just about anything online. However, there is one thing you should never try to learn online, and that is a hands-on healthcare trade like phlebotomy. A skill like phlebotomy requires supervised, hands-on training from experienced instructors. When it comes to any medical career, you need to learn from the professionals, like the staff and faculty at Pima Medical Institute.
 
Pima Medical has been improving the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education, since it was founded in 1972. The phlebotomy technician program is offered at the East Valley, Phoenix and Tucson campuses in Arizona. In Texas, we offer the program at the San Antonio, Houston and El Paso campuses. We also offer the program at our San Marcos, California campus and our Renton, Washington campus.
 
phlebotomy students practices drawing blood from a classmate Take the first step in your healthcare career with a phlebotomy technician certification from Pima Medical Institute.
Pima Medical provides its students with hands-on, real-world experiences, so they are prepared to enter the workforce upon completion of the program. Throughout the three-month phlebotomy technician certification course, students will learn to draw blood from patients and blood donors, help patients feel at ease during the procedure, learn to properly verify a person’s identity and properly label the blood specimen for testing or processing. Once a student has graduated, they will have developed the skills necessary to work in hospitals, physician offices or in independent labs. With the increase in need for phlebotomy technicians, graduates will likely be in demand for the near future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of phlebotomy technicians is projected to grow significantly through 2029. 
 
Drawing blood can be a scary process for patients, so learning from skilled staff and faculty is crucial. The internet cannot prepare you for real-world practice. And, we all know that not all sites can be trusted to give accurate information.
 
If you are looking to start a career in healthcare, the three-month phlebotomy program might be right for you. Many students have also continued to pursue other medical careers after earning their phlebotomy technician certification. At Pima Medical, we can offer a pathway to many advanced medical careers. We offer additional certificate programs like medical assistant, dental assistant and veterinary assistant, as well as several associate degree programs. The certificate and associate degree programs offer you hands-on experience in real-world labs and prepare you for your career from the moment you complete your program. We also offer 100% online bachelor’s degree programs and a fully online master’s degree.
 
If you have been surfing the web looking for a career in the medical field, stop searching now and take a look at Pima Medical’s phlebotomy technician program. It could be your first step toward a rewarding career helping others.
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