What Is a Phlebotomy Technician?
Phlebotomy technicians specialize in laboratory procedures. These medical professionals are tasked with collecting blood specimens, prepping equipment, shipping samples, and comforting patients. As a phlebotomist, you will be at the forefront of patient care, working intimately with patients to provide doctors with diagnostic information needed to deliver quality patient care. If you want a flexible career with growth opportunities, becoming a phlebotomy technician might be right for you.
Doctors Juan and Alejandro Montes founded Montes HealthCare College to enrich the lives of aspiring medical professionals. The education you receive at MHCC will be derived from their first-hand experience working with patients and coordinating with phlebotomy technicians. At the end of your course, you will be prepared to venture forth into a rewarding career that not only supports you but supports your community as well. We encourage you to schedule a tour today and discover all the benefits of enrolling in our MHCC Phlebotomy Technician Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Administrative Duties:
- Submitting appropriate data to insurance carriers to ensure reimbursement.
- Transporting specimen samples to laboratories.
- Work with many patients of varying health.
- Maintaining a curious attitude when dealing with patients.
- Organizing phlebotomy carts and stations.
- Laboratory Duties:
- Collecting blood samples from patients.
- Labeling and organizing vials with names and dates.
- Practicing patient-specific blood draw techniques.
- Centrifuging blood samples (dependent on state law).
- Practicing infection control standards.
Phlebotomy Technician Program Overview
At Montes HealthCare College, our phlebotomy technician training courses focus on teaching you the proper techniques of the trade. Through a mix of classroom instruction and laboratory exercises, you will learn the skills needed to prepare you for a long-term career in a hospital, a medical office, or a lab draw site. Below is an overview of your course time and what you can expect to gain from enrollment in the MHCC Phlebotomy Technician Program.
The main objective of this program is to prepare you with both the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the medical field. After completing the program, you will be prepared for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician, or phlebotomist.
Our Phlebotomy Technician Program requires a total of 120 hours to complete. The program is divided into two modules. They consist of:
- The first module is 80 hours. These are broken up into 10, eight hour days consisting of classroom education. Like all of the programs offered at MHCC, all materials for this program will be included as part of your tuition.
- The second module is 40 hours. These involve hands-on activities practiced in an operating laboratory or medical facility. The activities will give you a firsthand perspective on what you can expect as a professional phlebotomy technician.
After successfully completing your phlebotomist training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will allow you to take the state license exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and become approved by the California Department of Public Health.
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Financing for Phlebotomy Technician Programs
The phlebotomy Technician Program offered at Montes HealthCare College can be financed through TFC Tuition Financing. In an effort to make financing easy and to minimize costs, we happily provide financing options via a Retail Installment Agreement. This agreement eases the financial burden by offering you an easy-to-manage payment plan. Contact our office to learn more.
Phlebotomy Technician Career Outcomes
After completing the NCCT exam required for Phlebotomy licensure, you can begin your career as a Limited Phlebotomy Technician or a Certified Phlebotomy Technician-I. Phlebotomy technician job opportunities are expected to grow over the next ten years. This is due to the increase in elderly patients, emphasis on preventative care, and improvements in technology. Our staff at MHCC is happy to provide you with potential job placement opportunities at one of our affiliated clinics after you have achieved licensure.
Enroll At Montes HealthCare College Today
If you’re ready to take the first step toward jumpstarting your career, get in touch today! To get started, fill out the contact form below and schedule a tour of our campus. If you have any questions or would like more information, get in touch by calling (310) 436-7000 or emailing us at email@example.com. We look forward to joining you on your journey to success!