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Phlebotomy Technician - Career Facts

Program Length

The Phlebotomy Technician Program consists of two courses for a total of 5 credits taken in two semesters, with the second course being an Externship.  Successful completion of the Program qualifies the student to take the ASCP National Certification Exam.

Nature of Work

The Phlebotomy Technician obtains blood and other specimens from patients, usually in a laboratory, hospital, or out-patient facility.

Employment Prospects

Job openings are expected to grow as fast as average, or about 10 to 20 percent.

Skills You Need

Phlebotomy technicians need to have good manual dexterity and pay close attention to detail, even while working under pressure. Good people skills are important and must work well in a team environment.

Expected Earnings

A Phlebotomist in the Lansing area can expect to earn $21,000 to $29,000.

 

 

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