Phlebotomy Certification

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6 Reasons to Reconsider a Phlebotomy Certification

A phlebotomy certification paves the way to new opportunities in your health care career. Click here to discover why you should become certified. For those working in health care, as well as those thinking about beginning a medical career, a phlebotomy certification can be a good next step. Here are a few reasons why you should consider becoming qualified.

1. There’s a Huge Demand for Phlebotomists

There’s an increasing demand for every type of health worker, and phlebotomists are no exception. Jobs are available in a range of settings, including hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and blood donor units.

2. Employers Prefer Certifications

On the surface, phlebotomy simply involves drawing blood; however, as a phlebotomist, your duties will extend to explaining the procedure to patients, confirming patient identity, ensuring patients are able to withstand the procedure, carrying out simple tests, preparing blood samples, maintaining equipment, and more. For this reason, most employers want workers to be ready trained and qualified, and many even require a certification just to consider a candidate.

3. Gain a Higher Starting Salary

A phlebotomist certification will enable you to skip some of the on-the-job training. Employers appreciate this and often offer higher wages to professionals already certified. You may also be able to progress in your career faster, moving to a higher position in the facility or elsewhere.

4. Improve Your Job Security

If you lose your job, you will be able to find new employment much more easily if you are already certified. Experience is always useful, but a qualification is a guarantee that you know all the necessary skills and procedures attached to phlebotomy.

5. Gain Practical Experience Before You Start Working

It is difficult to begin working when you have no experience. When you study for the phlebotomy certification, you will receive hands-on training and the chance to practice techniques with real people. Not only will this build your confidence, allowing you to ace your job interviews, you will also feel more comfortable working with patients when you start your new job.

6. Become Qualified Quickly

Studying phlebotomy takes only a short time. Unlike embarking on other health care careers, you will only need a high school diploma or GED to enter a certificate program. Better than a phlebotomy certification alone, continue your studies to qualify as a medical assistant. By studying a program at a technical school that prepares you for both certifications, in addition to the above benefits you will expand your career options, be able to partake in more diverse work, and improve your earning potential.

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