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Iowa Valley Continuing Education offers a Phlebotomy Technician Certificate course which is a concentrated, short-term career preparation course of study.

The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection. The field of phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the phlebotomist is an integral member of the healthcare team.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Phlebotomists is projected to grow 23 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The 2018 median annual wage for a Phlebotomist was $34,480 ($16.58/hour). Job opportunities for Phlebotomy Technicians exist in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, wellness centers and other healthcare facilities. The Phlebotomy Technician will help meet the growing need for these specialized healthcare technical skills in the evolving world of healthcare.

The Phlebotomy Technician course

This 90-hour training program prepares you to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classwork includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and clinical training in techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm, and other exercises to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.

Students may incur additional costs associated with the optional clinical experience for uniform, immunizations, background checks, CPR, and mandatory reporter training.

If you need financial assistance you can apply for the IVCE GAP Tuition Assistance Program by calling Ashley Patlan at 641-844-5629.

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