Phlebotomy Technician Training

Course: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Voucher + Lab Included)

Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technicians are essential to proper healthcare worldwide as they are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research. As the population ages and diseases spread across the globe, the need for qualified phlebotomists will only increase.

blood vialsThis 100% online course will train you to work as a phlebotomy technician and prepare you for the provisional Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA). After earning your provisional certification, you will have six months to complete the clinical skills requirements and convert to full certification.

ESU faculty will assist students with finding a practice placement, and upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible to apply for academic credits.

Job Outlook for Certified Phlebotomy Technician

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 17% growth in the demand for Phlebotomists between now and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average Phlebotomy Technician makes over $35,500 with top earners pulling in nearly $50,000 per year.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician FAQs

What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?
Phlebotomy Technician are responsible for drawing blood needed for tests, donations, transfusions, and research, conducting patient interviews, checking patients' vital signs, and transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.
Where do certified Phlebotomy Technicians work?
Whether you choose to work in a hospital, medical lab, blood donation center, or doctor’s office, phlebotomy technicians perform an essential function for healthcare systems by working directly with patients as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Why is the demand so high for Phlebotomy Technicians?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis.

In addition to blood analysis, phlebotomists are necessary for blood collection, either at mobile blood centers or dedicated donation centers.

These phlebotomists may be especially busy during a health emergency, which can correspond with heightened interest in blood donations.

Course Objectives

  • National Healthcareer Association LogoUnderstand what a Phlebotomy Technician does and how to perform on the job.
  • Work with doctors, nurses and other professionals to provide essential healthcare.
  • Become eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Specialist (CPTS) exam through AECA or the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
  • Complete a supervised laboratory experience (assisted by ESU faculty), with full certification in six months or less.
  • Opt to work full-time or part-time depending on your needs.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must apply and be approved for the program via Dr. Denise Seigart, Dean, College of Health Sciences, dseigart@esu.edu

Curriculum

Contact Us

Please send letter of intent, high school and/or college transcripts and job history to Dr. Denise Seigart, dseigart@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Lehigh Valley Center, 60 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone:
(877) 422-1378 (Toll-Free) (610) 419-0316
Title of Department Leader
Vice President Enrollment Management
Name
Karen Lucas