July 24, 2017

Phlebotomy Careers Taking it to The Next Level

Virtually any career in the medical field is in high demand and this includes phlebotomy. However, if you have been in the field and are currently looking to make a change in career then any easy switch may be becoming a cardi-phlebotomy tech. they are often seen as the ones on the front line of health care to ensure that the patient will have the ability to live a happy, healthy life.

What Does a Cardio-phlebotomist do?

Aside from the typical duties called upon you to perform the same general duties as a regular phlebotomist such as drawing blood and performing general venipuncture duties, cardio-phlebotomist technicians also provide other on their medical team with an EKG (Elektrokardiogramm). Cardio-phlebotomist can be found working in a variety of healthcare facilities such as hospitals and private practices (clinics, lab testing facilities, etc.). For those that are interested in pursuing a career as a phlebotomy technician must have a high degree of interest in the health care field, have knowledge of physiology and the human anatomy. The general skills still apply such as patience and compassion for the patients that they work with on a daily basis. Students first entering into the field will have to have a training course on CPR and have the ability to learn other skills that could save the life of a patient.

Education and Training


A career such as cardio-phlebotomy can be very rewarding. When it comes to training for this career you should expect to spend from as much as 24 months to as little as 9 months in a training program to the ends and outs of the field in its entirety. Some of the courses in the cardio phlebotomy program will include some of the same ones found in the phlebotomy career. These courses include:

  • Human anatomy
  • Physiology (circulatory, respiratory, urinary, etc)
  • The composition of cells and blood in the body
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system

Once you have successfully completed your education in cardio phlebotomy, depending on the rules that govern your state you may have to complete and pass your states licensure exam.

Work Environment

As a cardio phlebotomist you may find yourself working in either a hospital, private clinic or in a public health care facility even retirement homes. You may find your scheduling vary slightly, however this is generally a 8 hour day starting from 9am (or sooner) to 5pm (or later). Sometimes you may find that certain days may be extended and some weekend may be required.

As you move forward in your career you will find it is a fast paced field. As the baby boomers and others in the population begin to age health care professionals will be needed to fill the areas they are lacking in the most. Employers are looking for individuals that are educated and skillful in their duties especially when working in a professional medical environment with nurses, physicians and other in the medical team.

Salary

If you choose to work in a career as a cardio phlebotomist you will find yourself making around $26K a year. However, some of the factors that could change the amount (as with any job) are the location, the size of the facility, your experience and education.