What Career Paths are Available for Trained Phlebotomists

The one thing we do really well at Phlebotomy Training Services, is train people to be phlebotomists.

There are many things that set us apart from other training providers, one is our limited class sizes. By limiting our classes to 6 people per trainer we can make sure that you are getting the attention that you need. The other is that all our trainers are qualified educators, as well as qualified phlebotomists. This means that they can teach, and train, to a better degree than others.

Also, Alison Purkiss, the founder of Phlebotomy Training Services has over 15 years of experience working as a phlebotomist. She has worked across the breadth of the NHS and with innumerable GPs. This puts her in a unique position to be able to advise on what to do with your training after you are a qualified phlebotomist.

That is what we would like to cover in this article, exactly what you can do with your training once you are a qualified phlebotomist. There are many career paths to take, and it is important you figure out which one you feel would suit you best. There is obviously a chance that you are doing the course for a specific reason, and already have a career path laid out, but if not, then this post is for you.

Obviously, the role you do will be much the same. As a phlebotomist it is your job to take blood from a patient. This could be used for a multitude of reasons, but it usually for testing for various reasons. This is why good training is incredibly important to be a good phlebotomist. The blood must be taken following very specific protocols so it is not tainted and will still be testable.

As well as being skilled in simply taking blood a phlebotomist must be good in other areas, these are:

  • Reassuring nervous or distressed patients
  • Applying dressing to the puncture wound created
  • Properly labelling the blood sample
  • Delivering the sample in a set timescale
  • Accurately completing all the data entry needed

With regards to employment, we can help. Though we cannot directly place you in a role, Phlebotomy Training Services has a sister company, known as Phlebotomy Personnel. At Phlebotomy Personnel we will try and find you your ideal role, and set you down the first step of your phlebotomy career. Call us now on 01609 751 610.