Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

What does a certified phlebotomy tech do?

Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some CPTs explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. Certified phlebotomy technicians must carefully identify and label the sample they have drawn and enter it into a database. To avoid potential contamination, phlebotomy technicians must keep their work space and medical instruments extremely clean and sanitary.

Where do phlebotomy technicians work?

After gaining the Phlebotomy certification, you may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician Job Outlook

Hospitals, laboratories and other employers have an increasing demand for phlebotomists. 93% of employers encourage or require certification for phlebotomy techs. Earning your CPT certification will improve your marketability in a growing and rewarding healthcare field.

Read more about the job outlook for phlebotomy techs here.

As a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, your job duties may include:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure
  • Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
  • Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels
  • Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing
  • Verify patient/donor identity
  • Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

CPT Class Schedule

Class begins Thursday, January 19, 2023. Class will meet on Thursdays from 9 – 2.  for 12 weeks

CPT Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements

Tuition for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician program is $700 and includes all classroom materials. The NHA exam fee is $125 and is not included in the cost of tuition.

Financial Aide Eligibility

Need-based scholarships are available.  All program applicants will be given an opportunity to indicate their need for financial aide during the application process.

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
Course Information
  • Course Id: CPT
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Timings: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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