Phlebotomy Technician Training

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Phlebotomy Training in Clearwater

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 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

Real-world experience through an externship.

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.

Helping you prepare for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

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.

Job outlook for phlebotomist.

Graduates with a phlebotomy technician diploma and certification can go on to entry-level positions as a phlebotomist, patient service technician, medical lab assistant and more. This career field is projected to grow 25% from 2014 to 2024.2

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  • Diploma – Phlebotomy Technician Courses

    How long is the diploma program?
    3 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Required Courses:
    Phlebotomy 6.5 Credits
    Clinical Externship for Phlebotomy 1.5 Credits
    Program Total 8 Credits

Frequently Asked Questions About Phlebotomy

What is phlebotomy?

What is phlebotomy?

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.

What does a phlebotomy technician do?

What does a phlebotomy technician do?

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.

What’s involved in phlebotomy training?

What’s involved in phlebotomy training?

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.

Do I have to get phlebotomy certification to work as a phlebotomy technician?

Do I have to get phlebotomy certification to work as a phlebotomy technician?

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.”

Is there a difference between phlebotomy tech schools?

Is there a difference between phlebotomy tech schools?

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.

Where can I find UMA phlebotomy training in Tampa or Clearwater?

Where can I find UMA phlebotomy training in Tampa or Clearwater?

UMA offers phlebotomy training at our campus in downtown Clearwater, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. Contact us now to schedule a tour.

How much does a phlebotomist make?

How much does a phlebotomist make?

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.

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

What should I look for in top schools for phlebotomy training?

What should I look for in top schools for phlebotomy training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer phlebotomy technician programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer phlebotomy technician training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

Where can I find more info about phlebotomy technicians?
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This program can be completed in as little as 3 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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More than 90% of employers of UMA graduates who responded to a survey said they would hire other UMA graduates.

Source: Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Ground “Employer Survey” 2015 (314 responses) and Ultimate Medical Academy Online “Employer Survey” 2015 (1,509 responses).
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1May vary according to individual student.  2http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm  3According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided [above], including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-213-4473.