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How Much Does Phlebotomy Training Cost?

 
average costOnline Courses: $300-$700high costTechnical School: $700-$1,400
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Phlebotomy is the surgical puncturing of a vein to collect and draw blood. Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood causing as little pain to the patient as possible, Phlebotomy training to lead to positions in hospitals, clinics and laboratories. Training courses can take from two days up to four months.

Typical costs:

  • Phlebotomy training is available online through multiple venues and typically costs $300-$700. While online training offers the advantage of taking classes on a variable schedule, most online schools recommend hands-on training in addition to the online coursework. For example, Phlebotomy Services offers online training[1] for $300. Family Health Services Training Center offers basic and advanced courses online[2] for $373 apiece or $677 for both.
  • Phlebotomy technician training at a technical school or facility costs $700-$1,400. Medtech[3] , which has 10 locations in the Midwest and Southeast, charges $825 for phlebotomy training courses which includes books and lab fees. The American Society for Phlebotomy Technicians[4] offers a training course for $800, but participants must also purchase membership to the association for $35 and a textbook for $40.
  • Some technical colleges offer phlebotomy coursework as part of a larger medical assisting program. Heald College's medical assistant program[5] in California, Oregon and Hawaii costs $29,400 for six quarters of coursework, one of which focuses on phlebotomy. Financial aid options are available for degree-based programs.
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What should be included:
  • In phlebotomy training, students learn how to draw blood and interact with patients. Coursework should include introductions to anatomy and physiology. Students should learn the handling and controlling of hazardous materials such as blood samples. Coursework should also cover extracting blood, collecting blood, recording and maintaining blood samples, and identifying veins and arteries. Education Portal explains training and certification requirements[6] .
  • Students should receive both classroom instruction and hands-on experience extracting blood from live test subjects.
  • The American Phlebotomy Association outlines qualifications necessary for certification[7] . The American Society for Clinical Pathology explains various pathways to becoming a phlebotomy technician.
Additional costs:
  • Several agencies provide national certification. Certification typically costs $80-$150. National certification[8] through the National Phlebotomy Association costs $130.
  • Certification is a requirement in Louisiana[9] and California[10] , and Nevada[11] requires medical assistants to have phlebotomy certification. In addition to state regulations, most employers look to hire certified professionals. National certification must be renewed annually.
  • Once certified, phlebotomy technicians will need continuing education to maintain certification. Continuing education courses are available online for $50-$75. Universal Class offers continuing education credits[12] for phlebotomy for $75, including the certificate of completion.
  • Students may want or need to purchase phlebotomy training kits. These kits typically cost from $100-$500. A practice injection arm[13] is available at 3B Scientific for $489. Purchasing practice veins[14] costs about $136.
Discounts:
  • Medtech[15] offers a $100 tuition discount to students who pay in full by the first day of class.
  • Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), offered through individual counties in California, often provides training programs for people who are recipients of state aid for free or low-cost. Phlebotomy is frequently one of the programs available. San Diego County has two ROP phlebotomy training programs[16] .
  • For degree-based programs, such as those at junior or community colleges, financial aid is available to qualified students. Students can apply for federal financial aid[17] online.
Shopping for phlebotomy training:
  • The Center for Phlebotomy Education can help students find a suitable school[18] in their area.
  • The National Center for Competency Testing has a practice test for students seeking phlebotomy certification.
  • Look for schools that are accredited. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences provides tips[19] for finding a program to fit a student's needs.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.phleb.com/phlebotomyonlinetraining.html
  2.  www.fhstraining.com/fhs/lr_login.jsp
  3.  www.medtech.edu/programs/short-term-medical-courses/phlebotomy-training
  4.  96.36.117.186/registration_form.pdf
  5.  www.heald.edu/healthcare/medical-assisting
  6.  education-portal.com/certified_phlebotomy_technician.html
  7.  www.apa2.com/eligible.html
  8.  www.nationalphlebotomy.org/files/38072454.pdf
  9.  www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/publications/pubs-112/HHA_MLS_St_regs.pdf
  10.  www.fccti.com/uploads/application.pdf
  11.  health.nv.gov/HCQC/Forms/GuidelinestoPersonnelCert1.pdf
  12.  www.universalclass.com/i/crn/14514.htm
  13.  www.a3bs.com/IV-Injection-Arm,p_1181_146_34_448.html
  14.  www.phlebotomy.com/product/7000.cpe
  15.  www.medtech.edu/programs/short-term-medical-courses/phlebotomy-training
  16.  education-portal.com/phlebotomy_training_san_diego.html
  17.  www.fafsa.ed.gov/#
  18.  www.phlebotomy.com/Find-a-School.cpe
  19.  www.naacls.org/approval/phleb/
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