Phlebotomy Technician


Phlebotomy technicians are health care workers who have been trained to collect blood for laboratory analysis. The main responsibility of a phlebotomy technician is to collect blood for laboratory analysis. This important job assists the physician in diagnosing and making decisions about care for a patient.

Credentials Offered:

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Career Quick Facts

Career Outlook
  • Median Salary Average: $24,940
  • SC Salary Range: $21,060-$36,730
  • 73% placement rate for 2015-2017 graduates
Physical Demands
  • active (much walking, standing, moving around)
  • lifting (to 100+ lbs.)
  • stooping, kneeling and/or crawling
  • good manual skills
Entry Level Positions
  • Phlebotomist
  • Abbeville Area Medical Center
  • American Health Associates
  • Compass Family Medicine
  • Davita
  • Edgefield County Hospital
  • Greenville Health System
  • LabCorp
  • Laurens County Health Care System (Now Prisma Health)
  • Piedmont Health Group
  • Riverside Family Medicine - Eastside
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • The Blood Connection
  • Western Carolina Psychiatric Associates
  • White Oak Manor

Program Information

In Piedmont Technical College’s 20-credit hour certificate, you’ll learn all the necessary skills for a career as a phlebotomist.

A phlebotomy technician must possess manual skills to obtain blood specimens.  Communication skills are also necessary for working with patients and all other health care team members.  A phlebotomist must be able to work with accuracy under pressure and be a team player.

Fact Sheet

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Graduation Plan

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