Phlebotomy technicians work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals and sometimes physicians’ offices. Their primary responsibility is to collect blood specimens as ordered by the physician. Hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility.
There are no licensing or certification requirements for phlebotomy technicians in Maryland; however, most employers prefer certification. To be eligible for the national Phlebotomy Technician certification exam (PBT), you must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete an acceptable two-part structured phlebotomy program.
Information Unique to the Training
Students practice drawing blood on each other. Background checks, drug screening and a uniform is required for the clinical portion of course.
Courses to Complete
AHE-196 Professional Preparation in Healthcare
AHE-046 CPR Healthcare Provider/BLS or Current BLS Card
- Core Courses
AHE-200 Phlebotomy Technician Training I: Theory
AHE-077 Phlebotomy Technician Training II: Clinical
AHE-078 Phlebotomy Technician Training III: Clinical
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Successful completion of this training prepares students to sit for the PBT exam administered through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.
Related Continuing Education Courses
AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
AHE-150 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.