Phlebotomy Technician Program

NAHCE College of Allied Health

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Phlebotomists

Quick Facts: Phlebotomists
2012 Median Pay $29,730 per year
$14.29 per hour
Entry-Level Education Postsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 101,300
Job Outlook, 2012-22 27% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2010-20 27,100

Phlebotomy Technicians

Phlebotomists are health care professionals that are increasingly in demand. Phlebotomists collect blood for a laboratory analysis to help assess a patients medical condition. Phlebotomists also offer a number of crucial services in practically every clinic, hospital, doctors office, lengthy-term care center and other medical facilities including but not limited to:

Duties
  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Talk with patients and donors so they are less nervous about having their blood drawn
  • Verify a patient or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into an onsite database
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials

All health information technicians document patients’ health information, including their medical history, symptoms, examination and test results, treatments, and other information about health care services that are provided to patients. Their duties vary with the size of the facility in which they work.

Although health information technicians do not provide direct patient care, they work regularly with registered nurses and other health care professionals. They meet with these workers to clarify diagnoses or to get additional information to make sure that records are complete and accurate.

Phlebotomists held about 101,300 jobs in 2012. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor’s offices.

The industries that employed the most health information technicians in 2012 were as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals; state, local, and private 40%
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 26
Other ambulatory health care services 18
Offices of physicians 9
Work Schedules

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

There are many different settings for phlebotomist jobs. Some are within medical facilities, while others travel for various types of industries. Many companies require blood tests for job placement, or for insurance coverage, so phlebotomists have the option to travel to accommodate these needs. Others find jobs in testing centers, hospitals, or doctor's offices.

Prospects will be best for those with a Phlebotomy Technician certification.

The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $29,730 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,340, and the top 10 percent earned more than $42,600.

Most phlebotomists work full time. Some phlebotomists, particularly those who work in hospitals and labs, are expected to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of health care providers, could lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry.

Cancer registrars are expected to continue to be in high demand. As the population ages, there will likely be more types of special purpose registries because many illnesses are detected and treated later in life.

Percent change in employment, projected 2012-22 is as follows:

Health technologists and technicians 24%
Medical records and health information technicians 22%
Total, all occupations 11%

Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics.


Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/health care/phlebotomists.htm (visited February 22, 2014).

Phlebotomy Technician Program Features

The NAHCE Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.


NAHCE Online Program Features:

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • Preparation for Certification and guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (NCCA) and other certification examinations.
  • NAHCE Online CPT Learning Platform with Ebook w/ Text Hard Copy.
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist CPT Exam online Study Guide.
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist CPT Exam online Practice Test.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  • An abundance of screen captures and menu icons from SpringCharts EHR software provide step-by-step instructions for easy reference and application.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.

Phlebotomy Technician Required Courses:

NAHCE will accept transfer credit for traditional course work you have successfully completed as documented on an official transcript. Courses must be similar in nature to one of our undergraduate academic programs to receive transfer credit.
Minor:
(3 Earned Credits) This course is designed to expand your working medical vocabulary and terminology of anatomy and physiology, deseases prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the provisional new ICD-10.

(4 Earned Credits) This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

Modules include biological organization in the human body, anatomical position of the human body, principal regions and cavities of the body, stages of a cells life cycle, functions of the skin, functions of the skeletal system, structure of muscle, central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system and structure and function of the main parts of the brain.

Major:

(10 Earned Credits) This course introduces teaches the techniques required to safely obtain quality specimens. This course offers great emphasis on quality assessment and includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests. Routine procedures and their complications as well as specialized phlebotomy, quality control, infection control, equipment, and additional duties of the phlebotomist are all thoroughly discussed.

Modules include The Delivery of health care, Infection Control and Safety, Understanding Medical Terms and Abbreviations, Body Systems and Related, Laboratory Tests, The Cardiovascular System, Patient and Specimen Requirements, Blood Collection Equipment, Routine Blood Collection, Blood Specimen Handling, Special Phlebotomy Procedures, Quality Assurance, Waived Testing and Collection of Non-blood Specimens, Professionalism

NAHCE Phlebotomy Technician Diploma

NAHCE Diploma tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of education and credentials recognition and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of continuing education and credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Phlebotomy. After program completion your Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned financial credit towards other certification or degree programs.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) National Certification

Our advanced Phlebotomy Technician Program meets the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. After successful completion of the program you will receive the NAHCE Phlebotomy Technician Diploma which will qualify you to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Exam for National Certification.

NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association, Inc.

In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

  • NAHCE Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Diploma
  • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Phlebotomy Technician Program or School.
  • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Phlebotomy Technician for a minimum of 2 years.

Phlebotomy Technician CPT Certification Training Program

We strive to be the best online educational experience for health care professionals by delivering the highest quality standards of online health education at the most affordable tuition rates. All associated fees are included in the price of tuition.

All Tracks Online Learning Platform
Cost Per Credit $63
Number of Major Credits 15 credits
Total Tuition Cost $945.00

Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges

The highest quality standards of education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCE.

Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
NAHCE $63
Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609

NAHCE offers 8 start dates per academic term giving you the convenience and flexibility to blend your continuing educational goals with your work and life schedule. You can conveniently utilize the NAHCE technology based on-line learning platform at your leisure 24 hours a day. Start Next Semesters Online Health Education program anytime before the Enrollment Deadline.

April 22

2014 April Semester Start Date
April 29, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
April 22, 2014

June 3

2014 June Bi-Semester Start Date
June 10, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
June 3, 2014

July 15

2014 July Bi-Semester Start Date
July 22, 2014
Enrollment Deadline
July 15, 2014

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