How to Get Hired as a Phlebotomy Technician

How to Get Hired as a Phlebotomy Technician

By Manhattan Institute
Posted in Phlebotomy Technician
On October 11, 2017

Getting hired as a phlebotomy technician is easier than you think. Just get the right training, get certified if you’d like to set yourself apart, and build up your experience as much as possible. Read on to learn more about how to get hired as a phlebotomy technician (and how we can help you get there).

Training for Phlebotomist Careers

In order to get hired as a phlebotomy technician, you first have to receive training for a phlebotomist career. There are online programs available, but the best programs are in person and will include plenty of hands on training in a clinical setting. Manhattan Institute offers multiple schedule options for adults looking to fit training into their busy schedules, and phlebotomy training can be completed in as little as four weeks. During your training, you will develop the traits necessary to be successful as a phlebotomy technician.

Phlebotomy Certification

California, Washington, Nevada, and Louisiana require phlebotomy certification to get hired as a phlebotomy technician. This certification requires proof of clinical hours (100 in most cases) and successful venipunctures (also usually 100). You also have to take a written test either online or in person. It may not be necessary to receive your phlebotomy certification in order to get hired as a phlebotomy technician in other states, but it can increase your salary. The average phlebotomist salary increases by nearly $4,000 with phlebotomy certification.

Phlebotomy Experience

Finding a job as a phlebotomy technician is easier the more experience you have. If you are struggling to get hired, consider donating your time for free or at a reduced rate in clinics. The more phlebotomy experience you have, the more likely you are to get hired as a phlebotomy technician. People want a phlebotomist who will be patient and get the first stick as often as possible to reduce patient anxiety.

Other Job Opportunities

If you are struggling to get hired as a phlebotomy technician, you may want to consider other common career options for trained phlebotomy technicians. Or even just get an additional certification, such as CPR. Sometimes a little extra training is all it takes to set your application apart.

Ready to start your phlebotomy technician training or just want to learn more about the opportunities available to you? Contacting Manhattan Institute is the first step to getting hired as a phlebotomy technician so reach out today.