2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$32,000

Avg. Starting Salary1

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Healthcareer Association

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals and better program outcomes. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals and will earn credentials to use with their name, a certification ID card and a certificate. To be eligible to earn an NHA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

CPT Certification Detail

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.

CPT Certification Skills Gained

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and safety related to preparation and collection complications
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing
  • Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicate with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
  • Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment

CPT Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Phlebotomy Technician

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.

$35,000 - $37,000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Laboratory Specimen Processor

Receive specimens and record specimen data as well as label, prepare, and transport samples for further testing.

$22000 - $36000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Laboratory Assistant

Assist in lab tests by disinfecting equipment, collecting specimens, researching findings, and recording results.

$26,000 - $49,000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.