Phlebotomy is the drawing and collecting of blood samples for testing in hospitals, medical facilities, or clinical laboratories. The Phlebotomy program at Fletcher provides instruction on venipuncture (drawing of blood from veins), basic anatomy, physiology, and infection control. Students particpate in clinical activities in a hospital under the direct supervision of an instructor and preceptor.
Salary & Career Outlook
Upon completion of the program, students qualify for employment as a phlebotomist in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, or blood donation centers.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published in 2011, phlebotomist earnings vary by location and level of responsibility. The average annual earnings are $23,470.
Current Program Outcomes:
- 93% External certification rate
- 100% Graduation rate
- 100% Attrition rate
- 100% Placement rate