September 24, 2017

Top 5 Questions to Ask Phlebotomy Schools

If you have made the final decision to go ahead with your journey in becoming a phlebotomist then it is important that you ensure you have the proper education, skills and training to ensure you can perform your job accurately and effectively.

Below are the 5 questions to ask yourself when you are in the decision making process of where you plan to obtain your training to successfully earn your phlebotomy certification:

1. Is the school accredited?

It is not only if the school is accredited, who are they accredited by? When it comes to a school’s accreditation this generally ensures that the training and education you are receiving from the school will be recognized by your potential employers. You would be devastated if you spent your money to complete the training only to find out that you are unable to get a job due to the fact that the school was not accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.

2. How long does the program last and what type of scheduling do they offer?

Depending on the state you live, no school will be the same. The length of time it takes you to complete your course can vary and it depends on the class schedules. You will want to ensure that the amount of time allotted to you during the course will work well within your current schedule. This is especially important for those that currently work a full time job, have a family or both.

3. How do you feel comfortable being at the school?

When choosing a school it is important to feel like you will “fit” in to the environment. Does the staff seem pleasant to you? Do you see yourself going to the school, taking classes, interacting with fellow students and staff? Do you see it as a place where you can finish your entire education there? If so, then you could be potentially very happy with your choice.

4. What types of courses are provided to you at the school?

Thoroughly review the course material provided to students. This will ensure that the material being given to you in the classroom will provide you will accurate information on how to become a phlebotomist and perform the job to the best of your ability once you graduate and enter into the career field. You can sometimes find this information located on the programs website. If you notice that the information provided is scare or substandard then it may not be a program you will want to become involved in.

5. Can you afford the costs and do they offer any type of financial aid?

The cost for obtaining your education can be a turning point in the decision process. When considering the school find out if they offer any type of financial aid and how you would apply. You will want to look very closely at the information they provide you so that you will not have to pay any fees that may be hidden in the fine print.