Become a phlebotomist at Harris School’s Danbury, CT campus
Phlebotomists play a vital role in the in-patient and out-patient environments of the healthcare field. Their work helps doctors diagnose and treat various patient medical conditions. These healthcare professionals collect blood samples from patients and prepare and transport them for analysis in a medical lab.
If you’re interested learning how you can help patients, then consider entering a phlebotomy technician training program at the Harris School of Business in Danbury, Connecticut.
How do I become a phlebotomy technician?
The Harris School’s phlebotomy training program offers its students opportunities for a career of service. Our program features a hands-on approach to learning about phlebotomy and requires 100 study hours. The 4-week program offers both day and evening options to accommodate students’ busy lives.
Students can gain a firsthand experience of phlebotomy practices through classroom settings and in a sample laboratory where they can practice venipuncture (drawing blood). Some students may be nervous to handle blood samples at first, but eventually they learn the techniques that can help them to properly handle and transport these specimens.
After students complete our program, they may be ready to work in a variety of healthcare settings like laboratories, diagnostic centers, hospitals, blood and donation centers, blood banks, home healthcare agencies, doctors’ offices, and research clinics.
Our Phlebotomy Technician training courses
Enrolling in our phlebotomy technician training program means that you can take several courses that will help give you the knowledge to become a successful phlebotomy technician.
Courses you’ll take include human anatomy and physiology, blood collection, infection control, First Aid and CPR, and clinical laboratory sessions. Students may learn a mix of lab techniques in their lectures and hands-on settings.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment of phlebotomists is expected to grow to 25% from 2014-2024 due to “an increase in the aging population” who will need to be diagnosed for medical conditions like cancer or diabetes through the examination of lab specimens. It may be a beneficial time to learn these essential skills!
Apply to Phlebotomy School today
If you’re interested in our training program, you can contact us to learn more about the program. You may also request more information online. We accept rolling admissions, so if you’re accepted into our program, we can get you started in as little as six weeks. We also require that all students have a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the program.
If you enroll, you can also take advantage of Harris’s Career Services Department where our Career Advisors offer students support with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and job readiness.
We hope you consider applying to our Danbury campus and becoming a crucial member of the healthcare world! Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time!