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Phlebotomy

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Prepare for professional phlebotomy certification in just 16 weeks.

Why Train in Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomists are on the front lines of the diagnostic process. Trained to draw blood and prepare specimens for testing, these skilled professionals work one-on-one with patients as part of a larger clinical laboratory team. Phlebotomy training programs can prepare you rewarding and in-demand positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Why USF for Your Phlebotomy Course?

Renowned for its values-based health professions education, the University of Saint Francis offers a top-quality, affordable phlebotomy course at our Crown Point site where you will:

  • Receive expert instruction in small class sizes
  • Learn about medical terminology
  • Practice venipuncture and other techniques
  • Get personalized attention from faculty
  • Gain real-world clinical experience
  • Graduate in 16 weeks

Completing approved phlebotomy training programs like ours will also allow you to sit for national certification American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Phlebotomy Exam.

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Career Outlook & Success

$35,510

median annual salary for phlebotomists (BLS, 2020)

17%

increase in demand expected through 2029 (BLS, 2020)

120

hours of clinical experience

Clinical Experience in a Real-World Setting

After you complete the classroom portion of USF’s phlebotomy course, you’ll be ready to go into the field for your clinical experience. Our strong partnerships with the local healthcare community will give you a range of sites to choose from, at hours that are convenient to your schedule.

Jobs for Phlebotomy Course Graduates

With your skills and knowledge, you’ll be eligible to apply for phlebotomy positions at:

  • Blood donation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Medical offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Urgent care centers

Earning your professional phlebotomy certification from ASCP could open you up to higher-paying positions and room for advancement.

Other Opportunities

Phlebotomy is a rewarding, steady profession, and many remain in the field for their entire careers. Working as a phlebotomist can also serve as an introduction to the breadth of opportunities in healthcare. Many of our phlebotomy course graduates continue their education, such earning additional certifications or pursuing associate or bachelor’s degrees in fields like laboratory science or nursing.

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