Healthcare Career in Phlebotomy
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Sumner College Arizona provides unique opportunities for our students to learn and develop practical experiences before they begin their career. Phlebotomy continues to grow as a popular career in the medical field, and you can start your in-depth education every 10 weeks on our Arizona Campus. Our courses provide in-classroom phlebotomy theory and supervised practical instruction. Real life experiences that will jump start your career working in healthcare as a Phlebotomy Technician.
Seats are still open to enroll for the June/July class start.
Phlebotomy Technician Occupational Outlook
What Phlebotomists Do
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some of them explain their work to patients and provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
Phlebotomists typically do the following:
- Draw blood from patients and blood donors
- Talk with patients and donors to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn
- Verify a patient’s or donor’s identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood
- Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
- Enter patient information into a database
- Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
- Keep work areas clean and sanitary
Phlebotomists primarily draw blood, which is then used for different kinds of medical laboratory testing. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. Because all blood samples look the same, phlebotomists must carefully identify and label the sample they have drawn and enter it into a database. Some phlebotomists draw blood for other purposes, such as at blood drives where people donate blood. In order to avoid causing infection or other complications, phlebotomists must keep their work area and instruments clean and sanitary.
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