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Despite the economic decline which took place several times during the last decade, the healthcare or medical industry has been one of the most prosperous industrial fields during many years already.
A great number of organizations and companies discharge their employees on grounds of staff reduction or constrain those people to tender their resignation or to go into retirement much earlier than it is required according to the law. Many people are left without jobs today because of the economic decline. This process has touched almost all fields of economy and industry as well as social life of the country. Nevertheless, economic decline little influenced the healthcare or medical industry which is presented by hospitals such as in the hospital, medical equipment and healthcare installation. On the contrary, the healthcare or medical industry constantly require a great number of employees including such medical workers as doctors, nurses, pharmaceutists, technicians, and many others.
In fact, it is not obligatory to have an education of a nurse or a doctor in order to be employed in the healthcare industry. There is a good news for you - there are a few other professions in the field of medicine which are not that difficult as the professions of a doctor or a nurse. Nevertheless, these professions are very important for the healthcare industry and no hospital can cope without those professionals. Let's talk about the job of a phlebotomist. At first sight you might not recognize what medical worker is meant under this uneasy term but you have certainly met these people at least several times in your life. In simpler words, a phlebotomist is a professional whose responsibility is to take quality samples of blood from sick or healthy people or from blood donors and makes these patterns for medical testing. As a rule, this procedure takes place in order to check the state of a person's organism, to define some illnesses as well as to look for superfluous elements in blood like alcohol, drugs and for blood dopes.
There is one very important requirement for a future phlebotomy technician - not to be afraid of blood. Otherwise, you just won't be abe to work in this field. There are a lot of people having phobias connected with blood, syringes and needles. Usually, such patients make the process of taking blood specimens an exhausting event not only for a patient but also for a phlebotomy technician. That is why the latter should also be a good psychologist in order to create a warm atmosphere filled with trust, and blood should be taken in a professional and safe way.
So, if you have a desire to become a phlebotomy technician, first of all you should start your search of a suitable and quality phlebotomy training school which is going to be of great help for you in the beginning of your successful career in the healthcare field. It should be emphasized that there is a great variety of phlebotomy training schools which are situated almost in any nearest location, but what is really difficult is to find a good one which would meet your professional needs and interests. That is why you are further suggested some interesting information describing the job of a phlebotomist in general, duties of a phlebotomy technician as well as information about phlebotomy training schools. Be ready while studying the following facts as they may e very important in the choice of your future profession.
1) In order to receive a true certification in the area of phlebotomy you will need to get the certain education either by studying in a college, a university or in a vocational technical school. These educational establishments differ from each other in some ways. For example, colleges and universities generally suggest mostly inclusive classes demanding a greater period of time to graduate than phlebotomy courses offered by vocational technical schools. As a rule, phlebotomy courses last from one semester and up to one year. The length of courses depends on the chosen program. So, you are welcome to choose the program which is more to your liking. For instance, if you need only the fundamental knowledge on phlebotomy and you have little time for the studying, it would be preferable to choose the course suggested by a technical or vocational school. That is, choose the form of the phlebotomy program that would satisfy your educational demands.
2) If you have chosen a phlebotomy training school it is extremely desirable to check up whether it is accredited by a number of healthcare workers or by an organization of medical professionals. Besides, do not forget to attentively study the necessary data about the school's system. Ensure that it meets your professional interests before registering yourself in it. Make sure that you read the school's background and information before you enroll in one. In addition, learn what lowest passing score is needed for entrance. The matter is that students of phlebotomy field are required to pass successfully a certification exam. Without it the graduates won't be able to practice their skills in the learnt material while studying at school as phlebotomy majors. If the lowest passing score is very low, it means that this school gives the knowledge of a low level in the particular field. But if you have learnt that the school has a high lowest passing score, don't be afraid to get registered in it as this school will certainly suggest you excellent education as well as good learning conditions.
3) In order to become a really professional phlebotomy technician it is highly advisable to choose those medical subjects which are necessary for the healthcare field and usually belong to the medical courses including phlebotomy, some technical and non-technical medical courses. Usually to these subjects one may refer physiology, biology, anatomy, and some others. Remember that it is important to successfully pass those subjects before your graduation.
4) After graduation you will be required to pass the comprehensive examinations in phlebotomy which is suggested by ASPT or The American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians. With the help of these examinations the level of your knowledge and skills in phlebotomy will be defined. Besides, you are going to pass the examinations in some other medical subjects.