The first cohort for this program will begin in January 2015.

Are you an adult 18 years of age or older who dropped out of high school, has a high school diploma, or a GED® Credential? You may qualify for assistance to complete this program cohort.

Interested students must contact Tim Salyers at 276.964.7355 or email for enrollment in this program cohort.

See the full curriculum for this program in the Course Catalog Program Listing for Phlebotomy.

This two-semester, 25-credit program, prepares graduates who collect and process blood and other samples for medical laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. The curriculum provides learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and at approved clinical affiliates. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory.

Phlebotomy Tech Salary

Earnings for Phlebotomists vary depending
on experience, education and skill level.
Phlebotomy Technicians are typically paid
hourly and it varies by state, shift, schooling
and experience. Typical hourly wages for a
hospital are $13.50, for a private clinic: $15.90
and for a physician office laboratory: $13.00.

Download a Phlebotomy Career Path LadderPhlebotomy  (pdf)


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