Looking for a great job in an in-demand medical field? One that’s rapidly growing, rewarding, and achievable?
A phlebotomist is an integral member of the medical laboratory team, working in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Laboratory scientists, technologists, and technicians require blood specimens obtained promptly, efficiently, and safely by qualified phlebotomists.
As a phlebotomist, you must have excellent interpersonal skills to quickly establish trust from your patients; be a strong communicator; and have a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and venipuncture techniques.
Nationwide, phlebotomists make an average salary of $32,710 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in Connecticut, this in-demand field is massively on the rise! Right now, the demand for phlebotomists is increasing, with an additional 30,000 jobs—122,700 in total—expected by the year 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook is expected to grow by 24% in that time, much faster than the average growth rate of other careers!
In our phlebotomy classes at Goodwin College, you will learn to conduct venous and capillary specimen collection effectively; perform basic laboratory testing; and demonstrate lab safety techniques. And to acquire hands-on working knowledge of the field, you will intern in a healthcare facility or clinical laboratory. Your internship will provide you with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skill in performing clinical phlebotomy procedures.
Interested in becoming a phlebotomist? Contact Goodwin College today at 800.889.3282.