The Phlebotomy Program has been offered at MTC for over 15 years and combines classroom lecture with actual hands-on practice in our student laboratory. The hands-on experience is essential for employment and graduates may also take the National Certification Examination which is important to local employers. The program prepares students for employment in hospitals, laboratories, and physician’s offices and enables students a look into the laboratory environment and possible transfer into the Medical Clinical Laboratory Program. The current pass rate for the certification examination is 100% and the job outlook is positive.
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Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work.*
In the state of Florida, a phlebotomist may earn between $21,150 and $36,990 per year.*
- Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
- Participation in an information session
- Additional program requirements, if applicable
- High school diploma or GED is strongly recommended, however, the National Health-Career Association national certification requires students to possess a standard high school diploma or diploma earned through GED testing
- High school transcript required
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Upon completion of the phlebotomy Florida state requirements students will earn a certificate of completion in phlebotomy and a national certification with NHA (National Health-Career Association) can be obtained by passing the certification exam.
ADVANCED PHLEBOTOMY FOR CERTIFICATION
(Parts I and II)
This two-part course allows students who have completed a basic phlebotomy program, or who can provide documentation of occupational experience, to continue their training. Upon successful completion, students may take the ASPT National Certification Examination. Call Student Services for more information.