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The Phlebotomy certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level work in various healthcare settings. Medical Assistant - Phlebotomists are credentialed under RCW 18.360 perform capillary, venous, and arterial invasive procedures for blood withdrawal and other functions under the supervision of a health care practitioner.
MA – P credential holders may also perform CLIA-waived tests, moderate and high complexity tests with training, and electrocardiograms.
Peninsula College has not made a determination that the curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State. We encourage students who plan to work out-of-state to check relevant local licensure/certification requirements.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Graduates can expect to work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctor’s offices and other outpatient clinics. The profession is in high demand, with 17% growth projected from 2019-2029 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. National certification may be required for employment in some states.
Potential Positions and Earning
Potential positions include Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist, Forensic Phlebotomist, or Lab Assistant. Wages often begin around $19.89/hour or $41,380/year per the BLS. Phlebotomists with advanced skills and experience can earn up to $23.92/hour, or between $39,410 to $45,940/year in Washington State and the Pacific region.
Students entering this program should have good familiarity with computer software and hardware in the Windows or MAC environment. Placement test(s) will help determine placement level in Math and English if not known. Previous coursework may also indicate placement level. Students will complete the Program’s application process in spring or summer quarters for subsequent fall quarter entry; entry codes are required to register for all MED courses.
Course requirements are listed below, along with the typical quarter/year in which the course is completed. The typical student schedule is based on entering the program during the fall quarter. Actual student schedule may vary. Since some courses have prerequisites, actual completion time may be longer than what is indicated for the Length of Program on the previous page.