Train for a Career as a Phlebotomy Technician
Career Step’s Phlebotomy Technician program will prepare you to work in a variety of healthcare facilities drawing blood to be used for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research, or blood donations. The phlebotomist career path offers many benefits:
The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation, and employment for phlebotomists is expected to increase 25% by 2026.
Competitive salaries and benefits
Phlebotomists work in a variety of healthcare facilities where they enjoy competitive salaries and the potential for traditional employment benefits.
Becoming a phlebotomy technician is a quick and affordable way to enter the healthcare industry and can lead to other careers in healthcare.
The U.S. Department of Labor expects the healthcare industry to add more than 30,000 new phlebotomy technician jobs by 2026.
With Career Step Phlebotomy Technician training, you can develop the expertise you need to excel in your new field for only
Quick graduation timeline
Our program is designed to be completed in less than a month. However, the online format allows you to study on your own schedule and pace for up to three months.
Over 100,000 Career Step students can’t be wrong. Choose Career Step and gain the skills you need to secure a successful career as a phlebotomist in the healthcare industry.
Phlebotomy Technician Job Description and Earning Potential
What Will I Be Doing as a Phlebotomy technician?
Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, laboratories, blood donor centers, and physicians’ offices. They are responsible for drawing blood to be used for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research, or blood donations. This work requires phlebotomists to learn how to calm patients’ fears about the blood draw, verify identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood, label the drawn blood for testing or processing, enter patient information into a computer system, and assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials.
The 24/7 nature of healthcare makes night and weekend schedules a possibility for phlebotomy technicians, particularly those who work in hospitals; however, most work standard daytime hours.
How much can I earn as a Phlebotomy technician?
Salaries for phlebotomists vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the middle 50% of phlebotomy technicians earn between $28,130 and $39,760 a year.
Career Step’s program provides the knowledge and simulation experience you need to complete the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential. To qualify for exam registration, you will also need to perform a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks. Check with your local Labcorp, Quest, or hospital to set up your live experience.
Phlebotomy Technician Training
How long will the training take?
Career Step’s Phlebotomy Technician program includes 57 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in less than a month. However, the online format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so your enrollment includes 3 months of program access to ensure that you have the time you need to complete your training.
What will I be learning?
The Career Step Phlebotomy Thecnician program covers:
- Healthcare and cardiovascular foundations
- Standard safety measures
- Processing, labeling, and transporting samples
- Venipuncture insertion and removal techniques
- Capillary puncture method
- Exam preparation
The course includes images, exercises, learning games, and highly interactive simulations to prepare you to work in the phlebotomy field. In preparation for your certification exam, you will also need to gain hands-on experience in phlebotomy on a person by completing a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks. Check with your local Labcorp, Quest, or hospital to set up your live experience. When you complete the course, you will be prepared to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.
Phlebotomy Technician course tuition
How Much does the Phlebotomy Technician course cost?
Everything you need to succeed is included in one, low tuition payment of
This tuition fee entitles you to an initial 3 months of access to the Phlebotomy Technician course. The program is designed to be completed in less than a month of full-time study, so we provide you 3 months of access to give you the freedom to study on the schedule and at the pace that works for you.
A course extensions is available should you feel you need more time to complete the program.
Are payment plans or tuition assistance available?
Payment options are not available for this course.
What is included with my training program?
Everything you need to succeed is included with your Career Step program. You’ll have:
- Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
- One-on-one support from your instructors and our technical support team
The Phlebotomy Technician program includes 57 hours of curriculum.