Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor’s offices. Phlebotomists typically enter the occupation with a postsecondary non-degree award from a phlebotomy program. Almost all employers look for phlebotomists who have earned professional certification.
The Phlebotomy Technician program at Jackson College prepares students to sit for national certification. However, many students may choose to take the Phlebotomy Technician course and/or Skill Set to add to another Allied Health or Nursing program.