Rx Tennessee

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Technician Course

Vol State's Health Sciences Center of Emphasis, in conjunction with the Rx-TN (A Prescription for Healthcare Training in Tennessee) Grant, offers a short-term, non-credit Phlebotomy program that is designed to help get people into the healthcare workplace quickly.  This 10-week course uses a mixture of online work and either evening or weekend class meetings.  Students are placed in healthcare facilities to apply classroom learnings in work settings.  Upon completion of the Phlebotomy program, students will sit for the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician certification. 

What do Phlebotomists do?
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, blood or other biohazard fluids, in accordance with laws and standards
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples and specimens at specific time intervals for tests
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles or syringes are new
Where do Phlebotomists work?
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Blood Banks/Plasma Centers
  • Laboratories
  • Hospital Based Clinics
  • Rehabilitation and Long-term Care centers
  • Surgical Centers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Health Departments
  • Primary Care/Physicians’ offices
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Community Outreach Centers
  • And more…
How will Vol State’s Phlebotomy program will benefit you?
  • Most employers within the field of Phlebotomy require training and/or certification of potential employees.
  • Median wages for Phlebotomists in 2012 were $14.29 hourly nationwide.
  • The field is expected to grow 10% to 19% by 2020, with more than 65,000 job openings nationwide estimated between 2010 and 2020. 
  • TN Phlebotomists can expect a beginning wage of $10-$12 with great room for growth.
  • As a participant in the Rx-TN grant, Vol State will offer you strong student support, including online learning training, critical skills workshops, and job search assistance. 
Course Cost:  $795
  • Includes: 
    • Textbook
    • Lab supplies
    • Two sets of scrubs
    • Basic Life Support training course
    • Strong student support
  • Additional Costs (not included in the course cost):
    • Background Check
    • Drug Screen
    • Immunizations
    • Liability Insurance
    • Personal Medical Insurance
    • Certification Exam
How do I register?

To receive an email when registration opens for a class, please fill out our contact us form and indicate which classes you're interested in.

Phlebotomy Graduates

Do you need help finding a job or increasing your skills to make you more attractive to employers?  If so, contact us today!

Questions?

Contact: Jackie Waters
Rx TN Program Coordinator
(615) 230-3610
jacquelyn.waters@volstate.edu