The Phlebotomist program will prepare students for the role of a highly skilled professional in the rapidly growing medical field. Students will be trained in all aspects of specimen collection while receiving intense clinical training in a patient care environment where they will achieve the skills necessary to become a competent phlebotomist.
With just two evening classes per week for eight weeks and a few weeks of clinical time, students can be eligible to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification.
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Phlebotomy is the medical procedure of sticking a needle into a vein or capillary to acquire the blood. A phlebotomist is a professional who collects blood samples from many different people. They may work in hospitals, do home visits to patients that are unable to get out, or they may prepare samples for testing. Phlebotomists can work with patients of all ages or may only draw a specific population. They may work in a variety of different settings that offer a variety of work schedules.
Phlebotomists can work in a variety of environments including hospitals, outpatient clinics, walk-in clinics, nursing homes, insurance agencies, mobile phlebotomy and more.
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According to O-NET OnLine, job openings for phlebotomists in Illinois are expected to grow by 15 percent. The hourly wage range for phlebotomists in East Central Illinois starts at $10.11, with the median hourly wage rate at $12.37.
When filling out the Intent to Enroll, under Degree/Certificate Objective select “Complete one or several courses (Non-degree seeking.)” Then, select your start term and under Academic Program, select “Vocational Skills in Health Occ (NDP).”
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