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What Does A Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Phlebotomy Technicians are trained to collect blood samples from patients. There are some duties being added now that their role as allied health professionals is expanding, like collecting urine specimens (non-blood samples) and throat cultures. 

A Phlebotomy Technician collects blood and non-blood samples to be tested and analyzed in a clinical laboratory. These tests can diagnose illnesses in patients, determine how effective a medication is, evaluate whether a patient is getting the correct nutrition and more.

Where Does A Phlebotomy Technician Work?

Phlebotomy Technicians most often work in hospitals and outpatient labs, but can also work in physician’s offices, student health centers, correctional facilities, plasma centers, blood banks or other healthcare facilities.


High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



Between 2020-2030, the job market for phlebotomists is estimated to increase by 22%, more rapidly than average, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Professionals in this career should not have challenges finding a job and are expected to have great job stability. 

In 2020, a phlebotomist’s median annual wage was $36,320, reports the BLS. Outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic labs, and physician’s offices are the top industries for phlebotomists. 

Once the program is completed, students can take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam, which requires the completion of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a real person. To finish this requirement, students must already be working in the field.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified Phlebotomy Technician program you’ll learn a number of skills, such as:

  • Knowing medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Grasping the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicating with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verifying patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assembling and maintaining equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keeping a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Appreciating the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA-waived testing


Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology



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$22,000 – $36,000

Laboratory Specimen Processor
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$35,000 – $37,000

Phlebotomy Technician
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$26,000 – $49,000

Laboratory Assistant


After completion of our Phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and begin your career in healthcare.


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Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The CPT exam ensures you are knowledgeable and fully prepared to work as a phlebotomy technician in a clinical environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.


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Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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A Phlebotomy Technician needs a number of skills to be successful. They need to have coordination, because it takes a steady hand and good eye-hand coordination to draw blood while causing as little pain to the patient as possible. They need to have attention to detail, because everything needs to be properly labeled and stored to avoid mixing, lost or contaminated samples. Also, communication and stamina are important skills to possess, because you’ll be working for hours on your feet with patients who may be nervous around needles.

The number of hours a phlebotomist works depends on the work location. In a clinic or donation center, you might work a fairly normal weekday full-time schedule. In a hospital you may be required to work night shifts and weekends. Phlebotomy Technicians typically work 40 hours a week, but may work overtime hours in clinical and hospital environments.

The best place to work as a Phlebotomy Technician will depend on your desired workplace environment. Some phlebotomists may enjoy the challenges of a hospital or clinic environment, whereas others might prefer more predictable office hours like in a doctor’s office.

Medical Assistants work alongside physicians to provide both administrative and clinical support. A Phlebotomy Technician is solely trained to draw blood.

Yes. For most phlebotomy professional certifications, you need to earn a certain number of continuing education credits every two years. There are short courses you can take to fulfill this requirement.

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