What does a Phlebotomist do?

Drawing a person's blood may not seem like an important job until you are on the receiving end of a needle! Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood for various lab tests and procedures. Many patients are understandably anxious about having blood drawn, but a good phlebotomist develops the skills necessary to help patients relax and feel they are in competent hands. Washburn Tech's Phlebotomy certificate program has been created to meet the needs of the local medical community and can be a first step in getting your foot in the health care door.
Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $32,970on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

phlebotomist with patient

Washburn Tech's Phlebotomy certificate program was created in response to high area demand for trained phlebotomists. This one-semester, 11-credit-hour program is designed to prepare you to sit for the credentialing exam offered by the American Medical Technologist organization. This new program replaced the current apprenticeship model of phlebotomy training utilized by area hospitals and will provide a trained workforce to the medical community. Current on-the-job training requires a significant amount of time and resources from the hiring agency which often results in higher than average turnover. As a result, this new model requires training to take place prior to employment. Please note: this program is not eligible for financial aid, but scholarship opportunities are available. To enroll in the summer session you must turn 18 years of age by June 1. To enroll in the fall session, you must turn 18 by October 1. And, to enroll in the spring session you must turn 18 by March 1.

CERTIFICATIONS: Registered Phlebotomy Technician; OSHA-10

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook
Employment opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to grow at a faster than average rate due to the increased demand for skilled laboratory professionals. The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

Average Salary

$32,970

(2018)

Projected Job Openings

28

(annually)

Projected Job Growth

25%

(2016-2026)

Schedule Options

Morning

LENGTH
1 semester

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
1 semester

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Program Cost

This program is not eligible for financial aid, but scholarship opportunities are available.

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