With a phlebotomy training program, or any kind of educational commitment, it’s nice to know before enrollment what kinds of challenges you’ll be faced with and whether or not the resulting benefits of the end results will outweigh these challenges. That being said, phlebotomy training programs are not designed to be overly challenging in attempt to weed out the ‘inferior’; the training programs put in place for aspiring phlebotomists are simply designed to train and condition students for the type of field work they’re going to be performing on a daily basis once they find employment.
Just like any other career path, if you have a genuine interest and/or passion for phlebotomy, working in hospitals, blood banks, with patients, doctors, nurses, etc., then you’ll have no problem completing the phlebotomy training program of your choosing and the level of difficulty will seem like a piece of cake.If you think you’re cut out for a steady career in phlebotomy then you’ll be faced with several choices when it comes to the type of training program you enroll in. The most common route to take when pursuing a general career in phlebotomy is to complete an accredited certificate program followed by the nationwide certification exam. Once you have completed these steps you’ll be eligible for employment in many different, medical related institutes.
Your second option is to earn a degree in lab science or a similar degree program where phlebotomy is meshed into the course load. This option is one that requires much more dedication, time and money, but will yield a higher income return when you find employment.