Phlebotomists are in demand!
Last year saw over 120k+ job openings for phlebotomists (source), and the demand is set to grow at 10% over the next decade.
And you see a lot of folks willing to get their feets wet in this ‘phlebotomy’ gold rush.
They want to start a career as a Phlebotomist (aka Phlebotomist Technician),
But don’t know what’s the best way to do that.
They fall victim to non-recognized training programs for phlebotomy.
Their biggest selling point is that they are cheap (some even cost less than $500), and they promise you the world, including so-called phlebotomy certification.
However, it has been seen that employers are likely to prefer candidates with accredited phlebotomy training and nationally-recognized certifications.
Here are a few tips that save you from making this blunder.
#1 – The Truth Behind Cheap Programs
Before you find yourself lured in by the cheap price tag, you need to understand why it is so cheap.
Not everyone can afford to enroll in a full-time degree program. Those can cost upwards of $8000 and it can take 2-3 years to complete them.
The need was for a faster training program, that doesn’t put you in student loan debt.
This is where these programs started creeping in, to take advantage of this need.
They offer to give you the same training at fraction of the cost.
The only problem is if you walk into an interview, and your resume states that you got your training from a non-recognized source, that may raise red flags in the eyes of an employer.
This can make it difficult to land a satisfactory job as a phlebotomy technician.
PLUS, these cheap programs don’t include REQUIRED things you’ll need for certification. In other words, you’re not fully prepared (more on that in a second…)
#2 – The Certification Trap… Plus No Experience
There’s another huge problem that these cheap training programs don’t want you to know.
After you complete these programs or classes, they supposedly give you a certification in phlebotomy.
Does that mean you’re now a certified phlebotomist?
Most employers trust certifications from nationally recognized sources such as National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
And to be certified by these institutions you have to clear an exam.
Once you do that, that’s when you’re a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Not only that but in order to be certified you need to perform a certain number of REQUIRED blood draws on individuals.
A lot of these programs, don’t give you the opportunity to do that, or they help you “practice” using a makeshift phlebotomy sample kit.
If you want to start your career the right way, you need a program that helps you get the necessary venipuncture blood draws required for certification.
Long story short, make sure the training program prepares you to get certified.
#3 – What to Do Instead?
Now, if you’re serious about starting your career in phlebotomy and want to get the right training, but have no idea how to get that or how to choose the right training program,
Then we recommend checking out this FREE masterclass by Preppy: PhlebotomistMasterclass.com
In this free masterclass, Grant Aldrich, An affordable education expert, gives you a step-by-step blueprint on how to start a career as a phlebotomy technician,
In the next 3 months.
The right way!
He shares real-world insights on what employers want from their phlebotomists, how to choose an accredited training program, plus how to get your certification in Phlebotomy.
Not just that, he talks about a training program that is affordable, comes with a certificate from an accredited university, and helps you get the necessary clinical experience and blood draws,
Even if you’re a complete beginner.
With this masterclass, you’ll know how to become a phlebotomist in the next few months,
Without student loans, big price tags, or driving to classes every day.
Register for this free masterclass here > PhlebotomistMasterclass.com
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