Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician (NHA Certified): obtain the introductory skills to secure an entry level phlebotomy position. Learn various methods of blood collection through venipuncture, capillary puncture, and existing intravascular devices. Emphasizes use of anticoagulants, the order of draw, and procedures for obtaining and processing specimens.  Safety considerations for all health care professionals and patients discussed. Registrants should purchase stethoscope, B/P cuff, lab coats and non-latex gloves. Includes additional 4 hours offsite Clinical TBA.

AHX-171     10 sessions (44 hours) / $1,695 plus $25 NHA exam fee below

Sat., 1-5:25pm, Feb. 17-May 5 (skip 3/31, 4/7)

NHA Exam: May 12 @ 9am-1pm

Please Note:  If you are taking both EKG and Phlebotomy exams, special TBD schedule available.

NHA-Certification Test for EKG & Phlebotomy: $105 exam fee paid directly to testing agency when registering for exam.


EKG Technician

What EKG Technicians Do:

Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations or research. They may explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions. Those who choose this field should be comfortable with blood, needles, databases, test tubes and blood vials. Phlebotomists are employed by general medical and surgical hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, physician’s offices, health care services and employment services.

Salary Information:

Median Hourly Wage: $18.05 in New York State

Median Annual Wage: $37,500 in New York State

The lowest 10% earn $12.42/hr. and $25,800 annually in New York State

*Please note: The mean wage is an average wage. Salary may increase as Phlebotomy Technicians’ experience and education increases. Industry also will affect salary – private doctors’ offices generally pay less, hospitals more. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.

Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Phlebotomy Technicians is projected to grow +25% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic labs, blood donor centers, and other locations will hire phlebotomists.

To speak to an Advisor, contact:
Victoria Duic
Advising, career counseling and job search assistance are offered at no charge to students during and upon completion of any course or program at Queensborough Community College, Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

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