quinebaug valley community college

Phlebotomy Certificate

Contact Information

Timothy Shizume
Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Technician
tshizume@qvcc.edu

Events

27 October, 2020

Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence

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27 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Exploring Majors and Careers

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28 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Effective Resumes

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29 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Interviews and Networking

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10 November, 2020

The Neurobiology of Trauma on Survivors of Sexual Violence  

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OVERVIEW

A phlebotomist is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients and donors. The phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for phlebotomists. Safety is key and all safety precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Positions are flexible and can consists of full time, part time, and per diem.

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Program Details

The phlebotomy certificate consists of five courses and students are able to complete the program in two semesters.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program obtain positions at hospitals, reference laboratories, and medical offices and clinics. Other graduates have become medical assistants, physical therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average starting salary for phlebotomist is $30,000 – $31,500. They report a higher than normal need for these health care professionals.