Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare, master them in just 11 weeks.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.
Certified Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. You may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.
Employers can pay for the training, use tuition reimbursement funds, or utilize apprenticeship government funding to possibly cover both the training cost and wages.
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|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“Honestly, I am so grateful that I got a chance to study through Medcerts! I had a wonderful advisor who faithfully checked on me, and gave me great advice. She really paid attention to my needs, and was able to help me through it all. The information I was given was neat, and precise. I feel like everything that I could possibly need to know was in each and every learning material that I received. Now that I have the information that I have, I am pretty sure that I can succeed and become great at what I chose to learn.”
Phlebotomy techs collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so that specimens can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood and non-blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. They talk with patients to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn. Phlebotomy procedures include verifying the patient’s identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database. Keeping a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment is extremely important so they can avoid infection or contamination. Phlebotomists also assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers.
Phlebotomists work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities. They are usually supervised by a clinical laboratory technologist or other medical professional. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. This allows a unique opportunity to positively impact patient experience.
The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2000 hours of on the job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on the job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.
**PLEASE NOTE: This 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 MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.
|Total Program Duration||12 Week|
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