The study of phlebotomy – and the courses that go with it – offer a look into the lifeblood of the human race.
List of Phlebotomy Training Schools in New York
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To begin training in phlebotomy, you will need a high school degree or an equivalent. Only a handful of states, however, require a certificate to be in hand to access many of the jobs that phlebotomists do. The license is only a help to you, though it may seem like a hindrance.
Classes required to become a phlebotomist include:
Clerical and data entry
Most state credited programs for future phlebotomists will go over these points. These will help prepare you for the national exams that will determine if you’re eligible for the license.
Application and Costs
Cost and process change from college to college.
At Molloy College, the tuition is $195. You will need to have taken a placement exam, have a GED or a high school diploma. Their phlebotomy class is a 12 hour course that covers obtaining blood samples, phlebotomy procedures, and even how to properly label specimens. Mannequins are available for practice – as is equipment that will be used during a job.
The College of Staten Island takes $1,650 in tuition for the phlebotomy degree. There are 54 hours of class time, and 120 hours of clinical experience involved in this program. Again, a high school diploma, GED, or placement exam will be needed. A passing score on the Workforce Development Admissions Test will also be needed. Classes are twice a week in this program, and the clinical experience classes take place at the Staten Island Hospital. The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences standards are what the class curriculum is modeled after.
York college has two tuition costs attached to their phlebotomy classes: $599 for the classroom portion of the class, and $399 for the externship. As with the previous two classes, a high school diploma or equivalent is needed to take this class. The classroom portion of this class teaches you how to draw blood, look at specimens, etc. Once you finish the class and the externship, you can take the national exam.
There are no online programs for phlebotomy. These classes need to be in person so that you can handle machinery and get help from the professionals when you need it. This offers a little more security and confidence to your training in drawing blood, specimen labeling, etc. that is done.
Maintaining and Renewing Your License
In New York, you will need to renew your license – if you choose to get it – every two years. Keep track of this date so that you can keep it up to date and keep practicing in phlebotomy. To maintain it, keep track of that date and practice lawfully.
Salary and Job Prospects
In New York, a phlebotomist can expect to earn an average of $36,000 a year. Since it costs more to live in New York, the salary must be higher than the national average.
Jobs for those choosing to study phlebotomy can include blood drawers, running blood drives, and labeling and testing blood in a lab for doctors or blood drives. These interesting choices make the phlebotomy study a worthwhile option to pursue, even if you want to go into a different medical field. It allows you to get to work as soon as you can – even if you want to get more education.