Through the University of Central Missouri's Phlebotomy Technician certificate program prepares students to enter the healthcare field and pursue certification for the National Healthcare Association’s industry exam. Students will learn processes and procedures for collecting blood specimens for analysis, all aspects of blood collection, the order of draw, universal precautions, skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely as well as the related terminology, anatomy and physiology. Average annual salary for this occupation is approximately $35,400 with around 800 new jobs expected over the next five years. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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|120 including classroom training and homework||18 years or older, high-school diploma, GED or currently enrolled in GED program, basic skills in computer usage and access to a computer with Internet at home or another location.|
Students will learn all aspects of blood collection as well as related knowledge. Phlebotomy technicians are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers and other healthcare settings. The demand for this profession has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease.