Earn your Certificate of Completion and prepare for the National HealthCareer Association Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam. *
About the Program
What Will I Learn
Phlebotomists are vital to the contribution of high quality patient care. As an essential part of a healthcare team, phlebotomists procure blood samples for laboratory analysis. Through direct patient interaction, phlebotomists must be knowledgeable in areas such as body system anatomy and function and proper selection of equipment. They are skilled professionals that understand their role is crucial to patient care and the assurance of quality laboratory reports.
Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomists who collect blood donations sometimes travel to different offices and sites in order to set up mobile donation centers.
Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Technician course, graduates will be able to:
- Competently collect, transport, and process blood specimens from various types of patients. (Practical but applied theory)
- Practice accepted standards for infection control, safety and disposal of biological waste as mandated by OSHA and other agencies (Practical but applied theory)
- Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with other health care personnel and the public.
Student Life at Carrington College
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program or course. It’s our commitment to you.1
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs and courses include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
*Reno Campus Only
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
Phlebotomists draw blood for research, donations, tests, and/or transfusions. Between 2018 and 2028 employment for phlebotomists is expected to grow 23% nationally, much faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2
In May 2018, the national median salary for a phlebotomist was $34,480 per year or $16.58 per hour.2 For detailed regional information please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319097.htm#st.
Phlebotomists work in hospitals, labs, donation centers, and doctors’ offices. The demand for phlebotomists is high and will continue to grow as healthcare professionals require blood work for diagnosis and analysis.
Cost & Financial Aid
Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog.
The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.
Accreditation and Approvals
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415 506 0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at accjc.org.
For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.
Read Our Career Guide On Phlebotomy
Thanks to phlebotomy technicians, physicians and other health care practitioners can accurately determine a patient’s underlying health concerns and conditions, potentially saving their life. With compassion and a good bedside manner, you can make what is often a traumatic experience less painful.
*Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program or course. Credential preparation varies by location.
- Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program or course. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (visited January 06, 2020). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.