Top 5 Reasons to Become a Phlebotomist

Offering specialised courses throughout the United Kingdom, the team here at Phlebotomy Training Services have had the pleasure of teaching a diverse range of people our basic and advanced phlebotomy courses. Those who have taken the course, have all been grateful for what they have learned with us, but what is it about phlebotomy that attracts people to the course? Here, we have listed the top 5 reasons why you could benefit from phlebotomy training:

1.       Time-Efficient

Our courses are relatively speedy in comparison to most college courses and degrees, especially within the health profession. The training for our basic course takes place usually over a 48-hour period, with advanced courses taking a day. Participants engage in practical and theoretical work all within the allotted time for each course.

2.       Kickstart your Career in Healthcare

Whether you are seeking a career as a phlebotomist or in the wider healthcare industry, being a qualified phlebotomist will undoubtedly open up a wide range of job opportunities. There are a multitude of professions however, that require the art of blood taking as a desirable skill. This could be as a personal trainer, blood donation technician, or as a carer for the vulnerable and elderly.

3.       Return on Investment

Given the opportunities that come as a result of being a qualified phlebotomist in turn increases the likelihood of landing a healthcare related profession with a higher salary. Taking into consideration the price and duration of the basic course, a one of fee for a career of higher wages presents a desirable qualification to carry through your careers.

4.       CV Enhancement

Regardless of whether you are seeking a career in healthcare or not, the qualification you have in learning how to take blood portrays a determined and open-minded personality. These are two traits which any employer would seek from a candidate. So, the opportunities are not limited to medicine or healthcare.

5.       Helping Those in Need

Disregarding the more selfish aspects of the course, one of the most important aspects of completing a course in phlebotomy is the prospect of providing medical assistance to those that need it. This could be providing an elderly resident in a care home with blood, or perhaps taking the blood from a nervous blood donor. It is an opportunity to not only use the skills you have learned as a phlebotomist, but to apply empathy to each individual situation.

Hopefully these reasons have illustrated how taking a phlebotomy course can improve your lifestyle and career. In addition to this, you can gain a sense of pride in the completion of a highly respected course. Not only that, by putting the qualification to use, you will be able to help those in need of blood transfusions, again indicating the multiple benefits to taking the course.

At PTS, we offer Basic and Advanced courses throughout the UK. Head over to our Book a Course page to find out when we are next conducting phlebotomy training in an area local to you.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01609 751 610 or send us an email at for any other questions.