Phlebotomy Training in Clearwater

Study the process of collecting blood.

Phlebotomy Training in Clearwater

Study the process of collecting blood.

Earn your diploma in 4 months1.

Begin your phlebotomy technician training at Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus and earn your diploma in four months1. Receive hands-on career training on a physical campus, real-world experience with an on-site externship, and an online aspect to give you more flexibility2. Our labs are designed to give you the one-on-one attention you need. At UMA, you’ll learn necessary skills and receive additional certification preparation for entry-level roles in the growing phlebotomy field3.

If you’re eager to enter the healthcare field and can bring a calming presence to patients, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that as a phlebotomy technician—a role tasked with the management and administration of blood draws.

What is a phlebotomy technician?

Phlebotomy is the practice of piercing a vein and drawing blood from patients. Phlebotomy technicians are trained to perform this process with as little pain and discomfort for the patient as possible. They’re also trained to calm patients, handle blood, label blood, and transport it to a testing laboratory. In Ultimate Medical Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician program, your coursework will focus on the skills necessary for this important healthcare field.

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Phlebotomy Technician Career Training

In UMA’s Phlebotomy Technician program, your experience matters to us. In addition to learning such topics as blood collection procedures, medical terminology, the handling of specimens, and more, you’ll also partake in an 80-hour on-site externship. During this time, you’ll get a real-world, hands-on experience under supervision. This can be a great way to learn the practical skills necessary for a career as a phlebotomy technician.

As a student in this program, you’ll also be prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Graduates must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. Though certification isn’t required to work in all states or by all employers, it can play an important role as you look to stand out among other job applicants.

Typical Courses

UMA’s Phlebotomy Technician diploma program offers the unique educational experience of a campus environment with the added benefit of online learning features. You’ll attend labs on a weekly basis while also being able to access lectures and other course material from the comfort of your home. As part of your courses, UMA also provides an 80-hour on-site externship to develop real-world experience. Ultimately, our courses are designed to prepare you with the skills necessary to perform tasks in the field.

Diploma Program

Credits: 8.0 Approx. time to complete: 4 months1

  • Phlebotomy 6.5 credits
  • Clinical Externship for Phlebotomy 1.5 credits

Note: The Phlebotomy Technician program is not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Work Environments

Professionals in this field work in settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Medical clinics

What’s the job outlook as a phlebotomy technician?

Employment in the Phlebotomy field is projected to grow 23 percent (much faster than average) from 2018 to 2028. In fact, this field is projected to add 29,500 new jobs in that span3. Through 2028, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 12.5 million open positions.4

UMA graduates in this program can pursue entry-level roles such as:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Patient Service Technician
  • Medical Lab Assistant
12.5 million
Projected open positions through 20284
Phlebotomy Technician Reported Salaries5

Entry-level positions for this career field could start in the lower range of estimated salaries, which is less than $26,000 annually. The median annual salary for this career field is $35,510.

The top 10 percent of earners in this career field earned more than $49,750. In other words, not many people in this field make more than this amount annually.

Note: Salaries may vary according to location and other factors.

$26,000
Bottom 10%
$35,510
Median Salary
$49,750
Top 10%

Why choose UMA?

When you pursue a Phlebotomy Technician diploma from Ultimate Medical Academy:

  • You gain a strong foundation for pursuing your new career.
  • You’ll have UMA staff dedicated to your success.
  • You have a career services team committed to getting you interview ready so you can jumpstart your search for a career.
  • You receive hands-on training on campus with online features at home for increased flexibility2.

At UMA, you won’t feel like just another number. In fact, you’ll participate in classrooms with a maximum size of 25 students. Our student support team can help you with academic support, technical assistance, job search guidance, mock interviews, financial aid if qualified, and more.

Our programs also include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online environment. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue your career.

A diploma can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for your newfound passion and career path. Let UMA help you change your future. We are proud to have supported more than 55,000 students through graduation so far. We’d love to help you, too!

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FAQs

  • 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 academic support. Top schools that offer phlebotomy technician training should also provide career services such as job search assistance.

  • Where can I find more info about phlebotomy technicians?

    You can read more about phlebotomy technicians on In Healthcare Today, a blog presented by UMA:

  • How much does a phlebotomist make?

    Entry-level positions for this career field could start in the lower range of estimated salaries, which is less than $26,000 annually. The median annual salary for this career field is $35,510.

    The top 10 percent of earners in this career field earned more than $49,750. In other words, not many people in this field make more than this amount annually.

    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 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?

    In the state of Florida, certification is required to work as a phlebotomy technician (varies by state). Some employers may require certification even if a state doesn’t, but don’t worry, as a Phlebotomy Technician student at UMA, certification preparation is included in the program. Graduates must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam.

  • 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 St. Contact us now to schedule a tour.

  • What is phlebotomy?

    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.

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