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Massachusetts Phlebotomy Programs

How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician in Massachusetts and Phlebotomy Programs in Massachusetts

Phlebotomy technicians in Massachusetts have access to good, satisfying jobs. In most cases, the training for this sort of position takes 6 weeks. A few requirements apply. You must be a high school graduate or GED recipient, and pass a reading test. Completing a background check is also necessary, as is being up to date on your immunizations. Students can enroll in a training program when they have proof of all required documentation and have met the requirements. These requirements are designed to protect the health and safety of all patients.

Well-trained technicians are in high demand, especially in hospital settings. One skill that phlebotomy technicians learn is helping to clearly communicate about procedures to patients. Good communication skills are essential, especially for working with children, the elderly, and adults who fear syringes. Safety skills are necessary, both for preventing injury to one's self or the patient, and for being protected against diseases like hepatitis or HIV. At the conclusion of the course, students will feel quite comfortable collecting and handling blood specimens. This task helps make diagnosis and treatment of health issues much easier for doctors.

A trained phlebotomy technician can work in several settings. Most find employment in hospitals. This involves collecting samples from patients in emergency room and outpatient areas, as well as admitted patients. Usually, blood samples are collected before doctors begin their rounds, although most technicians can expect different schedules. A trained technician may also find work in a lab. This is a setting that involves less pressure than working in a hospital, and is ideal for many graduates. Many labs are a private practice, and others may be affiliated with another medical office. Both hospital and lab settings offer room of advancement.

Most phlebotomists make an average of $34,000 in Massachusetts. Some salary averages have decreased slightly since the end of 2010. Supervisory positions, available with extensive experience, may pay over $50,000 a year. Phlebotomists who have credentials as nurse assistants or registered nurses may see salaries over $60,000. Many phlebotomy technicians work on a mobile basis, and may have the opportunity to work with different hospitals. This is a fairly flexible career with many good opportunities to choose from. You will find the most jobs in larger cities, and Boston suburbs often have several good opportunities within easy commuting distance of each other. You will often find a position shortly after completing training.

Top Phlebotomy Schools Near You

Other MA Schools with Phlebotomy Programs

American Career Institute
365 Cadwell Drive
Springfield, MA 1104
American Career Institute
725 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 2184
Branford Hall Career Institute
112 Industry Ave # 2
Springfield, MA 1104
Everest Institute
1505 Commonwealth Ave.
Brighton, MA 2135
Everest Institute
70 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 2150
Gibbs College
126 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 2116
Kaplan Career Institute
540 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
Lincoln Technical Institute
211 Plain Street
Lowell, MA 1852
Lincoln Technical Institute
5 Middlesex Avenue
Somerville, MA 2145
Lincoln Technical Institute
375 Westgate Drive
Brockton, MA 2301
Mildred Elley
505 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 1201
Porter and Chester Institute
134 Dulong Circle
Chicopee, MA 1022
Porter and Chester Institute
129 Flanders Rd.
Westborough, MA 1581
Porter and Chester Institute
5 Campanelli Circle
Canton, MA 2021
Porter and Chester Institute
8 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 1801
Salter College
184 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 1583
Salter College
645 Shawinigan Drive
Chicopee, MA 1020
Sanford-Brown College
126 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 2116
The Salter School
2 Florence Street
Malden, MA 2148
The Salter School
82 Hartwell Street
Fall River, MA 2721
The Salter School
515 Woburn Street
Tewksbury, MA 1876
The Salter School
950 Kings Hwy
New Bedford, MA 2745