What to Expect From Your Phlebotomist Training September 9, 2015 Education Share This Article Each day Phlebotomists are on the front lines in healthcare rooms across the globe easing people’s nerves, drawing blood and properly storing that blood for future use. Getting the proper Phlebotomist training will ensure a fulfilling career on these critical front lines. At Arizona College, we provide a skills-based curriculum and adaptable schedule so you can learn the skills needed to flourish in Phlebotomy through our Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy program. Well-Rounded Curriculum An effective curriculum balances theoretical classroom instruction with real world, hands-on training. Our hands-on training involves drawing blood from fellow students and using lab facilities. Learn how to operate industry-standard lab equipment like microscopes, examination tables, centrifuge, platform scales, stethoscopes, medical instruments, anatomical charts and organ models from the guidance of an experienced faculty. In addition to in-classroom and lab resources, each student also has access to open lab and tutoring sessions. All you need to do is set an appointment! Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy coursework, students can hone their Medical Assisting skills in a five-week clinical externship. Career Services takes it from there, helping to place you in a role to hit the ground running. Adaptable Schedule A student’s situation and responsibilities can differ drastically. You may have been putting off Phlebotomist training because the start times didn’t coincide with your schedule. Perhaps you had a few weddings bunched together causing you to miss your start-date window or maybe you can’t afford to quit your job working mornings. Arizona College offers accelerated morning and evening classes to accommodate most schedules. And with new sessions starting every five weeks, you no longer have to wait for a new semester to begin. Make a Difference If you’ve been looking for a career where you come home feeling proud of the day’s work helping others, then Phlebotomy could be for you. Completing your Phlebotomist training means you’ll have a direct hand in collecting blood from patients to determine their health, as well as supplying donation centers like the Red Cross with a healthy supply of all blood types. This blood then goes back to people all over the country who need it most. You may have also heard about plasma. Plasma makes up the body’s protein reserves, keeps the electrolytes balanced, and helps fight against infections. Plasma centers are full of Phlebotomists, who draw blood from donors and hook up tubes to a machine that then separates the plasma from the blood. So, regardless of if your ideal work environment is a plasma center, hospital, clinic, private physician office or a blood bank, you can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part in keeping people healthy. Start Today If you have the drive, we will provide the knowledge and hands-on Medical Assistant with Phlebotomist training necessary for a flourishing, rewarding career. Fill out the Request Information form today to ignite your career in healthcare!