Phlebotomy Technicians are an important part of the lab team and work in a variety of medical settings, drawing blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research.
In this program, you will:
- Learn the blood drawing skill in the college laboratory setting and through supervised phlebotomy experiences in medical settings.
- Study the pre-analytical variables that affect laboratory specimens.
- Learn how to work successfully as part of the extended laboratory team.
- Become eligible to sit for a national Phlebotomy Technician certification exam after successfully completing all program components.
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The Phlebotomy Technician Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills and Baker College of Owosso are approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415; (773) 714-8880.
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- The average annual wage for Phlebotomy Technicians is $37,860.
- As the population continues to grow, employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to increase 14 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.
- Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, labs, doctor’s offices, blood donation facilities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other health care settings where blood is taken and analyzed.
- Some technicians travel to call on patients who are homebound.
- In hospitals or in independent labs that operate continuously, work is usually done in shifts.
- You may also be required to work weekends, holidays, or on-call for emergencies.
- Other settings and facilities may have a standard 40-hour work week or part-time positions.