Phlebotomy is a great career field. You are able to get in front of folks at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives, which brings a unique dynamic that can have huge impacts on both you and the patient.

Phlebotomists are also more of the “front line” in hospitals, so oftentimes, the phlebotomist is the “face of this hospital.” This is a great responsibility and a great privilege. Phlebotomists are in demand all over the country, so no matter where you live, you’re likely to find work – and with the network of hospitals and doctors, you may even be able to simply transfer if you’re relocating!

How to become a certified phlebotomist – Fast

  1. Get a High School Degree (GED or Diploma). This will enable you to enroll in a postsecondary education.
  2. Enroll in a phlebotomy class (Day or Night classes, 6-8 weeks) and pass the course.
  3. Complete state-approved externship – 40 hours on-site at a hospital or medical facility.

Completing these will have you on the way to your brand new medical career!

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