If you love working with people, are patient and compassionate, and want to work in the healthcare industry, consider a Phlebotomy career.
Kennesaw State University’s College of Graduate and Professional Education has the perfect course for preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam and preparing you to serve as an integral part of healthcare teams.
Before you dive in, check out the internet’s most asked questions about Phlebotomy:
What is a phlebotomy technician?
Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes.
What does a phlebotomist do?
Phlebotomists represent an integral part of any healthcare team. A few things you will learn how to do in our Phlebotomy Technician course is:
- How to work directly with patients to collect quality blood samples
- How to prepare samples for laboratory testing
- Venipuncture procedures
- Capillary procedures
- Heel sticks
- Non-blood specimens
How to become a phlebotomist?
In order to become a phlebotomist, you must have a post-secondary certificate or diploma. Kennesaw State University (KSU) College of Graduate and Professional Education’s course is an 80-hour certificate program that will assist you in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.
How long does it take to become a phlebotomist?
It depends on the program. The average program lasts four to eight months. KSU College of Graduate and Professional Education’s course is a two-month, 80-hour certificate program.