Phlebotomy technicians work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals and sometimes physicians' offices. Their primary responsibility is to collect blood specimens as ordered by the physician. Hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility.
There are no licensing or certification requirements for phlebotomy technicians in Maryland; however, most employers prefer certification. To be eligible for the national Phlebotomy Technician certification exam (PBT), you must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete an acceptable two-part structured phlebotomy program.
You and other students practice drawing blood on each other. Background checks, drug screening, immunization information and a uniform is required for the clinical portion of course.
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Successful completion of this training prepares you to sit for the PBT exam administered through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.
AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
AHE-282 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.