Phlebotomy training is more complex than it seems. You do not just study how to draw blood and then enter into that career. There are many techniques, instruments, subjects, procedures, and terms that you must know in order to be a competent phlebotomy technician. When training to become a phlebotomist, you will more than likely study the following subjects: anatomy and physiology, blood and cell composition, blood sampling procedures, lab safety, CPR, professional behavior, legal issues, quality control, and computer training.
When looking for a phlebotomist training program, keep in the mind the location, time to complete, accreditation, and finances. You want to make sure that the area is somewhere that is convenient for you. You also want the program to be suitable for you, by going through several different programs and finding the amount of time it takes to complete each one. Some people choose to have longer training programs because they expect to learn a lot more, which they most likely will. But, others choose to join a program that just takes a few shorts weeks for the convenience of it. When looking for a training program, it would be in your best interest to look for programs that are accredited by some sort of health care organization. This will ensure that you are getting the proper training for the job. Also, the cost of the training program can be an important factor when choosing a program to go with.
There are also online courses that are available for those who want to receive their certification in the comfort of their own home. They are able to take these online courses at a time of their choosing and also at any location that they were like. They are able to access this training program anywhere where they have access to an internet.
Training to become a phlebotomist can have very many different courses, with common end results. There are different training programs at different schools that may teach slightly different material, but in the end, if you successful complete your training program, your result should be that you are now working as a phlebotomist. It is likely that those who receive more and/or better training will receive the better jobs and be offered higher paying positions, but it is also possible for someone who has limited experience working as a phlebotomist could have the same end results. It all depends on how well you do once placed into the job.