12 Week Phlebotomy Course

As a Phlebotomist, you will obtain specimens of patient’s blood for laboratory analysis or for use by blood banks, hospitals, or research facilities. Other responsibilities include recording patient information as well as maintaining, storing, and disposing of equipment like needles and vials.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to grow from 2014 to 2024. This growth is due to the expected increase in volume of laboratory tests because of population growth and the development of new diagnostic techniques.

The United Career Institute 12 week phlebotomy program prepares you for a national certification while providing you the convenience of evening classes, and a two-week externship.

“I’ve had such a good experience coming to school here. The staff is outstanding and they are always helpful.” – Kim Williams, United Student

Your Phlebotomy Career

The United Career Institute phlebotomy training program in Irwin, PA is only 10 weeks of classroom and laboratory instruction and a two-week externship at a local medical facility.

Some of the marketable skills and topics you will learn include:

  • Venipuncture
  • Capillary Puncture
  • Heal Sticks
  • Patient Record Keeping
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hematology
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training
  • Specimen Preparation and Processing
  • Centrifuging

Applying Your Phlebotomy Training

The phlebotomy technician training you will receive at United Career Institute will allow you to take advantage of the growing and vibrant medical communities in Irwin, Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County, and Allegheny County. Some of the medical facilities that can offer you a career as a professional phlebotomist include:

  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Blood Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Research Facilities
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Laboratories
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Community Health Centers
  • Nursing Homes

Phlebotomy Certification and Pathway Opportunities

United Career Institute recognizes that your attractiveness and career prospects will be enhanced when you can offer proof to local hospitals, physicians, and healthcare managers that you have skills they need. Professional certifications administered by respected third party organizations are an excellent way to showcase your talents to local employers.

The National Healthcareer Association is dedicated to supporting the increasing demand for medical providers and delivery systems by improving healthcare quality through greater competency. The NHA certification your United phlebotomy training prepares you for is:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)*

Credits may transfer to United Career Institute for Clinical Laboratory Procedures (CLP202) if the student (a) satisfactorily completes the course and (b) successfully passes the certification exam.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.


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