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Phlebotomy Programs in Massachusetts

Phlebotomy Programs in Massachusetts

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.

On-Campus & Online Phlebotomy Schools

22 Phlebotomy Schools in Massachusetts

Gibbs College

  • 126 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (888) 309-0444

Kaplan Career Institute

  • 540 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (617) 695-4100

Sanford-Brown College

  • 126 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (888) 309-0444

American Career Institute

  • 725 Granite Street Braintree, MA 02184
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (781) 794-3400

Everest Institute

  • 1505 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton, MA 02135
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (617) 783-9955

Lincoln Technical Institute

  • 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (508) 941-0730

Porter and Chester Institute

Everest Institute

  • 70 Everett Avenue Chelsea, MA 02150
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (617) 889-5999

Porter and Chester Institute

Salter College

The Salter School

  • 82 Hartwell Street Fall River, MA 02721
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (508) 730-2740

Lincoln Technical Institute

  • 211 Plain Street Lowell, MA 01852
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (978) 458-4800

The Salter School

  • 2 Florence Street Malden, MA 02148
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (781) 324-5454

The Salter School

  • 950 Kings Hwy New Bedford, MA 02745
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (774) 328-3500

Mildred Elley

  • 505 East Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (413) 442-0333

Lincoln Technical Institute

  • 5 Middlesex Avenue Somerville, MA 02145
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (617) 776-3500

American Career Institute

  • 365 Cadwell Drive Springfield, MA 01104
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (413) 726-2293

Branford Hall Career Institute

  • 112 Industry Ave # 2 Springfield, MA 01104
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (413) 781-2276

The Salter School

  • 515 Woburn Street Tewksbury, MA 01876
    Programs: Phlebotomy
    (978) 934-9300

Salter College

Porter and Chester Institute

Porter and Chester Institute