Although it’s not legally demanded in every state, having completed a phlebotomy training course of some sort is usually a prerequisite that’s in the best interest of both the employee looking for work and the employer looking to hire. The job of a phlebotomist may not seem too complicated, but there are a lot of important small details that can only be mastered through the in depth classes and programs that are offered either independently or attached to other, more intensive medical certification programs.
Depending on your personal schedule and goals there are many different options available to students looking to complete their training certification. If a phlebotomy certificate is all you’re after then you can typically complete the training process in a year or less if you commit to a full time course load.If a full time course load is not an option for you then there are plenty of other, less traditional ways to obtain your certificate and begin your career with the same standard of training. Hybrid classes are made possible by the internet and are a popular alternative for students of all ages who work a full time job or have other obligations of a higher priority as they allow you – the student – to dictate and control your learning schedule.
If you choose to complete a hybrid training course then you’ll have to make sure the hands-on clinical training is included. Without this clinical component, you will not be eligible to write the final phlebotomy certification exam. The other option for becoming a phlebotomist is to get a four year bachelor’s degree in a field such as nursing where phlebotomy training is an included section of the program you’re taking.