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Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician



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Phlebotomist Jobs in California: Salary, Outlook and Benefits

As a phlebotomist in California, you play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients. You are responsible for drawing blood samples, calming nerves, ensuring accurate labeling, and assisting those who are feeling faint or disoriented following the procedure. There is a large demand for experienced phlebotomists in the state, with clinics, hospitals, rehab centers, and private practices all needing your expertise. 

In California, Phlebotomy Technicians are in high demand. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Phlebotomy Technicians is projected to grow 26.70% percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The Phlebotomy Technician program at HealthStaff Training Institute prepares our graduates for employment in

  • Clinical Laboratory 

  • Hospital

  • Medical Clinic

  • Medical Group 

  • Research Company

  • Mobile Insurance Examiner 

  • Physician’s Office

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The HealthStaff Training Institute’s Phlebotomy Technician I certificate course is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to perform skin and Venipuncture procedures in a safe clinical environment. This course is approved by the California Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division and upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a National Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician I as well as State of California Phlebotomy License.

The HealthStaff Training Institute’s students receive instruction in the procedures of Phlebotomy and are required to participate in a minimum 40-hour externship in a CDPH approved facility. Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician I program, students will take the National Certification Exam, and upon passing the National Exam will have their documentation submitted to the state for State Certification/License.

Our training provides students with the vital skill sets needed to secure employment at any healthcare or medical facility where Phlebotomy techniques are required and performed.

What is the role of a Phlebotomist, and what tasks do they typically perform on the job?

There may be a common belief among individuals that the duties of a phlebotomist are restricted in scope. However, this notion is incorrect, as several responsibilities exist within the job description of a phlebotomist. These tasks usually involve:

  • Greeting patients and easing their apprehension about blood draws.

  • Drawing the blood.

  • Verifying identities and records to guarantee blood is labeled correctly.

  • Labeling the draw vials for testing or processing.

  • Entering the patient information into a computer.

Phlebotomists may have additional duties on a regular basis, such as assembling and managing the inventory of supplies and medical instruments, including blood vials and needles. They also keep their work areas clean and hygienic by sanitizing areas designated for blood collection.


Question: What are the eligibility criteria to enroll in the Phlebotomy Technician Course? 

Answer: Applying to phlebotomy training programs is incredibly straightforward. You simply need a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a great attitude to kickstart your education. We recommend some experience in the medical field or certificates like a medical assistant.

Question: How long is the Phlebotomy Technician Course? 

Answer: We offer both Weekdays as well as weekend classes. The program is 8 weeks in-class followed by 1-2 weeks of externship.

Question: Is externship covered in the program? 

Answer: Yes, an externship is part of the program. After the conclusion of your classroom portion, we arrange for your externship at medical facilities like hospitals, medical groups, and labs.

Question: Do you offer payment plans?

Answer: Yes, we do offer some easy flexible payment plans. Please ask your admission counselor.

Question: Do you offer job placement assistance?

Answer: Yes, we do offer job placement assistance. We help you with job leads after your successful course completion of the Phlebotomy classroom course and externship.

Question: What is Phlebotomy Certification? Is it covered by you?

Answer: The Phlebotomy Certification exam CPT is offered by NHA. CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician) certificate exam fee (one time) is covered by HealthStaff Training Institute as part of the fees.

Question: Is Phlebotomy a great career to get into?

Answer: Yes, Phlebotomy Technician is one of the top ten careers in terms of availability of jobs and growth. The growth and demand for Phlebotomy Technicians have gone high after 2021 as a lot of healthcare workers left their jobs during Covid-19, and all the Phlebotomy schools were closed for almost two years during Covid-19 resulting in no new graduates.

Question: Can I do the Phlebotomy Technician course online in California?

Answer: No, the Phlebotomy Technician course is strictly hands-on training followed by an externship. You can not take a Phlebotomy Technician course online in California.

In the Phlebotomy Technician Program, you’ll learn:

Basic Phlebotomy

  • Safety Universal Precaution & Infection Control.

  • Anatomy & Medical Terminology.

  • Proper Identification of Patient & Specimens.

  • Selection & Preparation of Skin Puncture.

  • Blood Collection Equipment.

  • Post Puncture Care & Proper Disposal of Sharps & Waste

Advanced Phlebotomy

  • Advanced Infections Disease Control.

  • Anticoagulation Theory.

  • Pre-analytical Services of Error in Specimen collection, Transport, Processing, & Storage.

  • Anatomical Site Selection & Patient Preparation.

  • Risk Factors, Complications, & Response to Complications.

  • Test Requisition, Specimen Transport Processing, Problems & Correction.

  • Communication Skills & Professional Behavior.

  • Ethical & Legal Implications.

  • Quality Assurance.

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