Join one of the fastest-growing industries in healthcare with a CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician) certification and learn the essential skills of collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing. Expected to grow over 24% in the next 10 years, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians are in high demand and passing the certification exam through the NHA increases your chances of better career opportunities.
*This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to sit for their certification exam. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
Phlebotomy techs collect blood for donation or testing, so the blood can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition.
Receive specimens and record specimen data as well as label, prepare, and transport samples for further testing.
Assist in lab tests by disinfecting equipment, collecting specimens, researching findings, and recording results.