A Phlebotomist is a medical professional that is responsible for properly collecting specimens to be sent for laboratory analysis. This is the critical first step toward providing physicians with information that will aid in diagnoses and treatment of ailments. Phlebotomy is a great starting point and profession in the health care arena that can bridge to other health careers such as Medical Laboratory Technology. Ready to get started? Request a Program Brochure!
Barton’s Phlebotomy program is one class plus a clinical practicum. The course is offered in an 8 week and 16 week session, and requires a cooperative lab for the duration of the course. Following successful completion of this course, a clinical practicum of 100/120 clinical rotation must be completed to be eligible for National Certification.
Phlebotomy (4 credit hour guide)
Occupational Outlook for Phlebotomist’s is expected to grow 27% from 2012-2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The American Society of Clinical Pathologists says phlebotomist shifts are the hardest to fill, with a twenty-five percent employment vacancy. They have also said the 2013 Wage Survey, non-certified phlebotomists (PBT) reported they make an average of $13.87/ hour compared to the average wage of a certified PBT is $15.93/hour.