Phlebotomy Technician (PBT 300)
- $40 Registration Fee
- Official copy of High School/GED transcript
- Social security card/Driver's license or NC state ID
Phlebotomists are specialized clinical support workers/assistant healthcare scientists who collect blood from patients for examination in laboratories, the results of which provide valuable information to diagnosing illness.
Phlebotomists have responsibility to take blood without harming the patient or disturbing the nursing care they are receiving at the time. They also need to ensure the blood is taken correctly, as if specimens are harmed during collection, test results may be unobtainable or worthless. Once the blood is taken phlebotomists are also responsible for transporting the specimen to the correct laboratory as and when required. Many phlebotomists work part-time, and others may combine phlebotomy as part of their role as a clinical support worker/ assistant healthcare scientist.
A phlebotomist earns, on average, between $26,494 and $40,576 annually, depending upon experience, according to the 2011 report of Payscale.com. But with certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), you could earn up to $52,413. Most states do not require certification.