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Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Technician

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Courses

Dual Credit Option†
 

Principles of Health Science†
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures†
Body Structures and Functions†
Medical Laboratory Aide (Phlebotomist)

Career Ready

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Post Secondary Education

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Associate in Applied Science Medical Lab Technician

Career Information

Work Environment

Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices.

How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary nondegree award from a phlebotomy program. Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.

Pay

The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $34,480 in May 2018.

Job Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Courses

Phlebotmy Technician Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Principles of Health Science
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
Body Structures & Functions
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
Medical Lab Aide
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

Phlebotomy & ATC News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.