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After you receive a Phlebotomy Technician Diploma from the Manhattan Institute, you will be trained to work in hospitals, laboratories, medical or doctors' offices, home health agencies, research clinics, and blood banks.
The employment outlook for Phlebotomy Technician is a positive one. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of clinical lab workers, including Phlebotomy Technicians, is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases with both population growth and the development of new types of tests. The largest increase is projected to be in independent medical laboratories. This is due to hospitals sending a larger amount of their lab work to outside facilities.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program at Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment in a growing occupation.The link below will take you to the U.S. Department of Labor's "O*Net" site, which contains a large amount of information about the Phlebotomist occupation.
There is a good reason why Phebotomists are in demand! With medical advances and an aging population, the U.S. will experience growth in the health care industry in general, and outpatient settings in particular.
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our Phlebotomy Technician Program. Please call or email us if you have any other questions, or would like additional information regarding any of our programs. We'll be glad to hear from you!
A Phlebotomy Technician, also called a Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy Tech, Blood Drawer, Patient Care Technician, or Patient Care Aide, is an integral member of the health care team. The primary function of the Phlebotomy Technician is to collect blood samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research.
Phlebotomy Technicians must like challenge and responsibility. They must be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. In addition, they must have an understanding of the health care environment. They are required to practice discretion and confidentiality at all times. They must be able to deal with patients and be able to calm patients. This is why we offer our students practical training as well as instruction on patient needs. Our training is your foundation for your career as a Phlebotomist!
Duties performed by a Phlebotomy Technician differ by doctor's office, hospital and laboratory:
A Phlebotomy Technician:
- Draws blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, clinics, doctor's offices, laboratories or similar facility for medical purposes
- Assembles equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
- Verifies or records identity of patient or donor
- Converses with patients to allay fear of procedure
- Applies tourniquet to arm, locates vein, swabs area with disinfectant, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube. (May also prick finger instead of inserting needle.)
- Labels and stores blood container for processing
- May conduct interviews, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
- Analyzes information and makes appropriate recommendations
In New York State there is no license, certification, special test or examination required when you complete your Phlebotomy Technician course. When you finish your Phlebotomy training, the Manhattan Institute will issue you a diploma from the school.
This question is often asked by students. Phlebotomy is included in the education of some allied medical and nurse courses, which is not job-specific to only Phlebotomy. This includes: Medical assistant training, Laboratory technician classes, Nurse technician, Multiskilled medical technician, and sometimes even in certified nurse assistant training. Before considering yourself qualified as a Phlebotomy Technician, you should have had practical experience in actual blood drawing using training arms and/or patients under supervision.
Yes, we have many out-of-state students who pursue study at the Manhattan Institute. We do not charge out-of-state students a higher tuition. Our Midtown Manhattan location makes it easy for students from the tri-State area - Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and even Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania. We have had students from all over the United States study with us. New York City is a great place to live, and even a better one when you pursue an education - at the Manhattan Institute.
Yes, the Manhattan Institute is approved to accept foriegn students and can help you obtain an I-20 student visa if you qualify. We do not charge foreign students higher tuition.
Our New York City location gives our foreign students a wonderful opportunity to take in all the culture and wonders Manhattan has to offer, while pursuing their education.
No, the Manhattan Institute is not a college or university. We are a NYS licensed and nationally accredited career school. Our classes are career-focused and feature both classroom and practical education. We think you'll like the difference!
No, The manhattan Institute does not offer student housing. For low cost housing in New York, we suggest you visit: http://www.heartsandminds.org/housing.htm.
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