Looking for phlebotomy training in the L.A. area? Just spotted this in the latest Glendale Community College community services pamphlet - a 6-Saturday Phlebotomy Certification Course beginning May 3 and going through June 14.
What's phlebotomy? You may not be familiar with the word, but you probably have come in contact with a phlebotomist. They're the people who draw your blood. And they're in demand.
If you're looking for a new career you might want to consider training to become a phlebotomist. Face it, this is one career they're not going to outsource to someone in India. That would have to be a pretty long syringe now, wouldn't it?
Anyway, this phlebotomy course combines 48 hours of classroom instruction with a 40-hour phlebotomy externship. You will learn (and become quite good at) venipuncture with syringe, vacutainer, butterfly and fingerstick methods. Upon completion of this course, you will qualify to apply to the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT 1).
What are the qualifications for the course? They recommend you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and that you be at least 18 years of age.
The course does cost $2,395, but you know, when you're looking for a stable career, not to mention one that is in demand, $2,395 isn't bad. But, if you'd like a less-expensive course you might want to look at:
California State University Long Beach
University College & Extension Services
Cal State Long Beach Extension Services offers a once a year phlebotomy course, beginning June 2 to June 23, on a Monday through Friday, 9AM to noon schedule. The course is comprised of 45 hours of in-class course work and 100 hours of supervised clinical experience. The cost for this course is $1600, considerably less than the Glendale Community College course, but with a Monday through Friday schedule, rather than a Saturday schedule which allows you to work full-time during the week.
You can get more info by going to:
http://www.glendale.edu/cse and Phlebotomy Cal State Long Beach
We have more information on becoming a phlebotomist on our website at Phlebotomy School