Are you considering a career in phlebotomy? Although your career goals and interests will play a large role in determining whether phlebotomy is right for you, there are many reasons to pursue a career in this allied health position.
Phlebotomy training teaches you how to oversee everyday aspects of patient care and provide critical health information to medical practitioners throughout the country. Phlebotomists are essential—your ability to successfully conduct blood draws and transfusions is essential in safeguarding public health. If you like working with people and enjoy making a difference in their lives, phlebotomy may be a great career choice for you.
In addition, the BLS projects “much faster than average” job growth for phlebotomy versus all other occupations from 2020 to 2030—that generally translates to a lot of opportunities and job security.
Sounds interesting? Here are some of the best reasons to consider enrolling in MTI’s Phlebotomy Course today.
- Phlebotomists Are In High Demand
Perhaps the most compelling reason to consider a career in phlebotomy is the very positive job outlook. Recent projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for phlebotomy reveal the field is anticipated to grow by as much as 22% from 2020 to 2030, a rate considered much faster than the average for all other occupations at 8%. This accelerated rate of growth translates to nearly 19,500 new openings for phlebotomists on an annual basis, creating ample opportunities for employment throughout the country.
- Phlebotomists Earn Competitive Wages
In addition to potential long-term job security and ample employment opportunities available to phlebotomists, these specialized allied health workers typically earn competitive wages. As of May 2020, the median wage for phlebotomists was $36,320 per year—and top earners in the field $50,740 annually.
- You Can Start Your Career Sooner
For anyone wondering, “How long does it take to become a phlebotomist?”, there is good news—you can finish your phlebotomy training in as little as five weeks with MTI.
MTI’s hands-on phlebotomist training prepares you to take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification exam required to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (or CPT)—in addition, you’ll be certified in CPR, AED, and first aid.
If you’re looking to break into the medical field as soon as possible, a career in phlebotomy might be the right choice.
- Spend Less On Education
Educational investments can vary significantly from one career to another. When compared to other careers within allied health, phlebotomy allows you to start your professional career in less time. Investing less time in a phlebotomy program also means you’ll spend less on your required education. Whereas many medical careers require a significant financial investment, phlebotomy training is often significantly less in comparison. Phlebotomy schools are a fraction of the cost of traditional medical school, allowing many students to finish their program without being saddled with debt.
For specific information regarding MTI’s Phlebotomy Course tuition, we encourage you to get in touch directly.
- You May Already Have Relevant Skills & Interests
Do you enjoy working directly with people and as part of a larger team? Do you have strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask? Many of these skills and interests are immediately transferable to a career in phlebotomy.
- Learn On Your Schedule
With flexible daytime and evening phlebotomy classes available, you can complete your professional training at MTI on your own schedule*. MTI’s Phlebotomy Course was designed to bring real-world experience to the classroom, offering the thorough hands-on instruction you need to develop the essential skills of the trade.
The MTI Phlebotomy Course is currently offered at all MTI campus locations:
- *Evening classes are not available at all campus locations. Please check with your local campus for class schedules.
With faster than average employment growth and shorter education investment, there are many reasons to consider a career in phlebotomy in 2022 and beyond. When you’re ready to take the next step toward a new career, we’re here to get you started—contact us to enroll today.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics