Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned a professional certificate/diploma. So, where can you obtain yours? There’s no better place to learn phlebotomy than at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology.
Cambridge’s 11-week Phlebotomy Technician program involves classroom sessions and laboratory work. Once you’ve completed your coursework and labs, you’ll be prepared to sit for the NHA exam, the NCCT exam or any other exams that may be required in the state where you want to work.
Your classes at Cambridge are taught by experienced lecturers whose instruction will prepare you to be successful as a phlebotomy technician.
Cambridge phlebotomy students can take classes at any of our four campuses in the Southeast: Atlanta, Miami, Orlando or Palm Beach. No matter which campus you choose, you’ll learn everything you need to know about phlebotomy, including:
- Venipuncture procedures
- Blood draw procedures
- Patient care
- Bodily fluid handling and prep
- Reporting test results
Explore our site to learn more about what each campus has to offer. You’ll find that all campuses are consistent in their offerings and quality of instruction, so for many students, the choice simply boils down to where they prefer to study.
- Atlanta campus curriculum and student experience
- Miami campus curriculum and student experience
- Orlando campus curriculum and student experience
- Palm Beach campus curriculum and student experience
Being a phlebotomist is about more than drawing blood. Patient care is crucial, especially your ability to help patients who may be nervous or afraid to have blood drawn. Some of the non-academic qualities you’ll need as a phlebotomist include:
- Compassion: You must be able to understand patients’ apprehensions and talk them through them.
- Detail-oriented: Attention to detail is critical for everything from inserting needles to entering results in databases and everything in between.
- Dexterity: Phlebotomists work with their hands and fingers so good physical movement in your hands is a requirement.
- Physical stamina: Phlebotomists spend a lot of time on their feet, either taking blood samples or transporting specimens.
- Emotional strength: You’ll sometimes work with patients who are going through serious health challenges, so you’ll need to be able to cope with your own emotions as you interact with them.
You can obtain your Phlebotomy Certificate from Cambridge in 11 weeks by attending classes at any of our campuses in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando or Palm Beach. To find out more about which campus might be right for you, call 877-206-4279 or send us a message to arrange a meeting with an advisor.