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
- Abbeville Area Medical Center
- American Health Associates
- Compass Family Medicine
- Edgefield County Hospital
- Greenville Health System
- 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
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.
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