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Phlebotomists are key to many patients’ health. With the prick of a finger or poke of an arm, phlebotomists collect blood samples for laboratory testing. With results, doctors and specialists have scientific answers to help make decisions about illnesses, treatments, and the best path back to wellness. If you love helping people and don’t mind the sight of blood or needles, Ridgewater’s Phlebotomy Technician program can launch your healthcare career.
- Hutchinson and Willmar campuses
- Fall semester start
Skills you will learn
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording
- Spirometry testing
- Specimen collection
- Laboratory safety
- Physical and chemical urinalysis
In just two semesters, Ridgewater Phlebotomy Technician students become skilled, experienced, specimen collectors. Our state-of-the-art facilities and partner clinics and hospitals provide hands-on experiences that build confidence for this rewarding career. Our training is an affordable time and money investment, and yet possesses the high-quality standards expected of professionals responsible for safe behaviors and practices.
Program attributes that help students thrive
- Hands-on clinical experiences in partner facilities
- Small class sizes for personal attention
- On-campus potential for advanced medical assistant training
- Experienced instructors current with industry practices
- Expanded flexibility with program options in both Willmar and Hutchinson
Phlebotomists are critical healthcare team members who collect and transport lab specimens and are sometimes a patient’s only contact with the medical lab. Many times your smile and professionalism comfort a patient whose health is uncertain. If you like helping people, are organized, detail-oriented, and value a high-demand healthcare career with great job placement, what are you waiting for?
Salary and Job Outlook Phlebotomy
|Potential Careers for Graduates||Entry Level Annual Wage 2018||Median Annual Wage 2018||Projected Growth Rate 2016-2026||Projected Regional Job Openings 2016-2026|
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