Join one of the fastest-growing industries in healthcare with a CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician) certification and learn the essential skills of collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing. Expected to grow over 24% in the next 10 years, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians are in high demand and passing the certification exam through the NHA increases your chances of better career opportunities.
*This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to sit for their certification exam. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.
**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.
Phlebotomy techs collect blood for donation or testing, so the blood can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition.
Receive specimens and record specimen data as well as label, prepare, and transport samples for further testing.
Assist in lab tests by disinfecting equipment, collecting specimens, researching findings, and recording results.