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Phlebotomist Schools Near Me: Friend Or Foe

If you’re looking to begin a career in the medical field, there are a wide selection of options available to you. Medicine is a very broad profession, with hundreds of specialist jobs needing specialist education and training. Starting off in the medical profession can be tricky. There are so many options that it can, at times, seem too overwhelming to pick the career path that’s right for you. You may ask yourself “What is the benefit of a phlebotomy program near me?”, and, of course, “What are the downfalls of completing a phlebotomy program?”

We have compiled a brief list of some of the pros and cons of a very specialized program like phlebotomy as well as presenting some other options that are worth consideration.

Pros

If you’re looking for a career change or you’re interested in starting a career as soon as you can, phlebotomy courses are some of the shortest you can find. Typically, you will be able to graduate from a phlebotomy course within one year, sometimes even as soon as 4-5 months after enrollment. This quick training means that you’ll be prepared to start in a medical career a lot quicker than many other professionals. If you’re searching for quick path into the medical field, phlebotomy can be your answer. Many people are attracted to the idea of working directly with patients. As a phlebotomist, you will be in direct contact with patients every day by taking blood samples and conducting health-related interviews with them. There is a range of employment opportunities available to you once you complete a phlebotomy program. Phlebotomists have the chance to work in doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and outpatient facilities. There is a degree of work flexibility available to phlebotomists. One day you could find yourself working in a doctor’s office and the next you could be working with a traveling blood donation clinic. You never have to settle into one single routine or location if you don’t want to.

Cons

This can be a physically demanding job which makes many students turn away from phlebotomy. You will be expected to be on your feet for a good portion of each day, taking and transporting samples to various locations. A phlebotomist has 1 specialized skill set. However, many people like more variety to their days and as a phlebotomist, there are no other paths you can take when you feel the need for a change. If you’re still interested in working in the medical field, you may also look into Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, or Medical Billing & Coding Specialist training. Any of these options are viable alternatives to phlebotomy are all are available to you at Southern Careers Institute. The ultimate decision as to whether or not you attend a phlebotomy school is up to you. There should never be any external force influencing the choices and decisions that will shape the rest of your life.

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