Phlebotomist, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Phlebotomists work in medical facilities (such as hospitals and outpatient labs) and are responsible for drawing blood for tests, research, transfusion, or blood donation. They also may collect or process other specimens as well as perform administrative tasks. The phlebotomist program combines classroom learning and lab skills practice so students learn how to draw blood safely and efficiently.
Successful phlebotomy students will need to be computer literate and have regularly access to the internet. They will also need to dedicate time outside of the classroom to study and complete assignments. See technical standard for additional skills needed. Successful phlebotomists can draw blood safely and efficiently from a variety of patients and are detail-oriented, dependable, and empathetic.
Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more about phlebotomists' career outlook at the US Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
- perform entry-level phlebotomy work that demonstrates ethical behavior, critical thinking, and problem solving skills;
- prepare for certification and professional mobility consistent with recognized standards of medical and professional ethics; and
- foster a commitment to life-long learning.