Phlebotomy Technician: Overview
The mission of the TMCC Phlebotomy Program is to provide a high quality curriculum centered education in phlebotomy theory and practice. The Phlebotomy Program prepares students for entry level positions as Phlebotomy Technicians in a variety of medical settings. As vital members of the health care team Phlebotomists need to be skilled at collecting blood and other specimens accurately; assuring high quality specimens for laboratory analysis and diagnostic purposes.
TMCC Phlebotomy Program will follow the requirements as put forth by the:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy Program requirements, students will receive a certificate and will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam.
Plebotomists work directly with patients, and are the human face of the medical laboratory. Reference labs, clinics, hospitals, blood banks, and physician offices depend upon the phlebotomist to collect quality blood samples and other lab specimens.
The job market is very good, and opportunities are expected to continue to rise in the future. If you are a good communicator and can work effectively and accurately under stress, this may be the medical field for you.
Salaries for phlebotomists vary in different regions of the U.S. For North Dakota the average hourly wage is $14.00 per hour. Phlebotomists are becoming more and more in demand and are recognized as a profession.