Phlebotomists collect blood specimens from patients and blood donors for tests, transfusions, research purposes and donations. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and blood donation centers.
FVCC’s Phlebotomy licensure training program prepares students to take the national Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination.
Through a combination of classroom instruction and clinical rotations for practical experience, FVCC phlebotomy students learn proper blood drawing, safety procedures, basic anatomy and physiology, special procedures, quality management and legal issues involved in blood collection.
- Students can complete the Phlebotomy licensure training program in one semester.
- After passing the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination, graduates are eligible to work as a licensed phlebotomist in the state of Montana.
- According to a 10-year forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, demand for licensed phlebotomists will increase 18.9% in Montana and 25% nationally until 2024.
- The annual mean wage for phlebotomists working in Montana is $28,059.
Attributes of Successful Phlebotomists
- Ability to carefully follow directions
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Calm and patient demeanor
- Methodical, organized and detail-oriented
- Steady hands
Prerequisite: AHMA 201