Becoming a Phlebotomist

Why You Should Get Your Certification

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood for different lab tests, blood transfusions, or in blood donation centers. Phlebotomists can find work in a variety of different settings. Laboratories, private practice doctors offices, blood donation centers, and State or federal hospitals are just a few options.

As a Phlebotomy Technician, your role may also include maintaining test tubes, medical instruments and labeling blood. You will get both laboratory and clinical experience. Your ability to make patients feel safe and comfortable will not go unnoticed. For most patients, needles are not their best friends, but they will be grateful to anyone who can draw their blood on the first try.


Our Phlebotomy Technician Certification is for professionals that want to gain advanced skills and ultimately obtain their national certification. The Phlebotomy Certification course at Ayers is a 5-week, 60-hour program. Our course prepares you to take the National Association for Health Professionals Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam. You’ll also be able to submit your application to the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners for a State License.

Room to Grow

As a Phlebotomy Technician, you can use your certificate as a stepping stone to other health care careers, such as becoming an RN (Registered Nurse) or an MLT (Medical Lab Technician). Current statistics project that the employment of Phlebotomists will increase by 25% from 2017 to 2027. This rate is much faster than the average for other occupations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a phlebotomist is $31,000.

Start Your Career

Ayers Career College has been in business since 1953 and has helped thousands of students train for successful careers in healthcare. Not only do we offer flexible scheduling options, but we also offer full-time assistance for job placement after graduation. Financial aid help is also available for qualifying students.

Take action today for a better tomorrow! Contact Ayers Career College to learn more at 1-800-317-0131 or fill out the form on this page to get started.


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