You’re so calm, other people relax because of you. You’re also organized. That’s why a career as a phlebotomy technician could be good for you. So read on.
As a UMA phlebotomy technician student in Tampa or Clearwater, you’ll learn how to help calm patients and draw blood safely, properly dispose of biohazard material, enter patient information into a computer and more. If you’re interested in training for this career in as little as three months, we should talk.1
Students enrolled in this program receive 80 hours of hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional in a medical office or clinic. This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. Some externships have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student. All UMA externships are unpaid.
Classes at UMA prepare you to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help.
Graduates with a phlebotomy technician diploma and certification can go on to entry-level positions as a phlebotomist, lab assistant, or patient service technician. Working environments include hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, medical clinics, and more. This career field is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022.2
How long is the diploma program?
3 months (may vary according to individual student).
Q: What is phlebotomy?
A: According to WebMD.com, phlebotomy is a procedure that removes blood from the body. Blood tells us so much about how our body works and the condition of our health. The more we know about our blood, the better we can understand how to increase our wellness.
Q: What does a phlebotomy technician do?
A: A phlebotomist draws blood for tests, transfusions, donations and healthcare research purposes. Part of a phlebotomist’s skills should include keeping a patient calm during the process of drawing blood and helping a patient recover after giving blood.2 Visit InHealthcareToday.com and read our blog post, “All About Phlebotomy,” to learn more.
Q: What’s involved in phlebotomy training?
A: The phlebotomy class at UMA covers a range of important topics related to career training including an introduction to Allied Health principals, the role and responsibilities of a phlebotomist, introduction to computers, HIV/AIDS core training, CPR and first aid, basic equipment operation, clinical techniques and more.
Q: Do I have to get phlebotomy certification to work as a phlebotomy technician?
A: In the state of Florida, certification is required to work as a phlebotomy technician (it varies by state). But don’t worry, as a Phlebotomy Technician student at UMA, certification preparation is included in the program. To learn more about Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam prep at UMA, see the section above entitled, “Helping you prepare for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.”
Q: Is there a difference between phlebotomy tech schools?
A: Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer phlebotomy programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.3 UMA is a school that offers a phlebotomy technician training program which includes one-on-one tutoring, on-the-job training (unpaid), help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.
Q: Where can I find UMA phlebotomy training in Tampa or Clearwater?
A: UMA offers phlebotomy training in both Tampa and Clearwater. Our Tampa campus is located at 9309 N. Florida Avenue, and our Clearwater campus is located near downtown Clearwater, at 1255 Cleveland Street.
Q: How much does a phlebotomist make?
A: You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a phlebotomist depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors. If you’d like to learn more about the typical salary range for an entry-level position as a phlebotomist, call us or fill out the form and click “request info.”
Q: What should I look for in top schools for phlebotomy training?
A: Start by looking for an accredited school. If it’s not accredited, it’s probably not a top school. Top schools that offer phlebotomy programs should offer personal assistance every step of the way, such as one-on-one tutoring. Top schools that offer phlebotomy technician training should also provide career services such as on-the-job training (externship) and job search assistance. To learn more about these types of important features, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.
This program can be completed in as little as 3 months.
90% of employers of UMA graduates who responded to a survey said they would hire other UMA graduates.
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The whole time I have been in school I have had a great support system. I want to thank my adviser for always being there for me when I had questions or concerns. I have enjoyed going to school so much at UMA. —Gretchen C., UMA Student
—Gretchen C., UMA Student