Nearly all healthcare organizations now require certification.
Hospitals, laboratories and other employers have an increasing demand for phlebotomists, especially those who are certified. 93% encourage or require certification for phlebotomy technicians (CPT), and 80% report that their technicians are certified.
If you’re on the fence about certification, here’s something to consider: 63% of institutions increase pay when an employee earns a professional certification.
It’s easy to see why certification is so valuable. It helps prove you have the knowledge and skills demanded in this profession. In addition to drawing blood for tests, transfusions, donations, medical procedures, and research, some phlebotomy technicians also perform point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels.
Phlebotomy is a promising career with a median pay of $33,670. As stated previously, certification can improve your chances of being higher on that pay range. If you’re on the job search, or preparing for a career in phlebotomy, it’s important to know what employers are looking for. Some of the top screening criteria include certification, completion of an accredited phlebotomy training, years of experience, and a high school diploma or equivalent.