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interested

Berea, KY

#1 Jan 22, 2010
Does anyone have any info on this field of work. Where to go to school, how long does it take, the cost, is there a demand, etc. Any info at all would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#2 Jan 22, 2010
http://www.trade-schools.net/program-director...

Phlebotomy Training Schools
Phlebotomy schools set you up for a crucial role in the health care industry. Phlebotomists collect, test, and analyze blood in order to detect and diagnose diseases. You will learn how to prepare patients and safely handle and store their blood. Phlebotomy training immerses you in a range of subjects, including skin puncture and venipuncture. You will graduate well equipped to work in a variety of medical lab settings.

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE
Northern Kentucky (Florence), Kentucky
Phlebotomy


ATA COLLEGE
Louisville, Kentucky
Phlebotomy


SPENCERIAN COLLEGE
Lexington, Kentucky
Medical Clinical Specialties
Phlebotomy


NATIONAL COLLEGE
Pikeville, Kentucky
Phlebotomy

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#3 Jan 22, 2010
This link has job description, educational requirements, and job outlook:

http://education-portal.com/articles/Phleboto...
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 23, 2010
interested wrote:
Does anyone have any info on this field of work. Where to go to school, how long does it take, the cost, is there a demand, etc. Any info at all would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.
I drove to Lexington Mon, Tue, Wed and Thurs to Spencerian College off exit 110. I graduated the Phlebotomy program. I went for nine months, then had an externship for about 3 weeks. They set you up for the externship, or you can ask places on your own and have them contact your director. I took Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, Anatomy 1 and 2, Phlebotomy Lab, and a class that prepares you for looking for a job...making resumes. Also took a class for safety...CPR, First Aid, OSHA. It's one class per night. Class began at 5 and ended at 9. I managed to keep a 4.0 the whole time, but I studied really long hours. Many people had trouble- ended up dropping out. It's not easy by any means, but if you listen, take great notes, participate in class and ask LOTS of questions you can do it. I had homework every night, about 2 hrs or so, so you need to make sure you have to time to study. There is a LOT of memorization.

I loved my experience there. We had a health fair where we all paired up and made a booth for visitors, played learning games in class...lots of fun if you have your heart in it. Many people had jobs and family that kept them from fully being into it, and those are the ones who usually dropped out because they got failing grades. At Spencerian you are allowed to miss only two days per class, period. You miss three and you're out. No matter what. In the lab class be prepared to get stuck alot. We practice on each other.

If you want to know more, just let me know. I will give you the name of the director over all the medical classes. She's sooo sweet. She's the boss..lol...and is in charge of you and what you do during your classes...also teaches as well. She's a tough teacher though, but making sure you learn.
interested

Berea, KY

#5 Jan 24, 2010
Mama kitty,
Thank you so much for the info. Did you get some kind of certification or a degree? Also, how much did the 9 months cost and do they accept pell grants.
Diddle

Nicholasville, KY

#6 Jan 24, 2010
In addition to the above, CKCTCS:

http://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/ah/phleboto...

Outstanding student services.

Best!

D!
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 24, 2010
interested wrote:
Mama kitty,
Thank you so much for the info. Did you get some kind of certification or a degree? Also, how much did the 9 months cost and do they accept pell grants.
They didn't offer a pell because it was only a 9 month program- plus the externship. I used loans.

I got a certificate from the school saying I completed the program. I also received a faculty recognition award for keeping a 4.0. We had a graduation with gown and cap. Once you graduate, the director sets a date for you to take a national certification test...it's paid for already with your loans. Once nationally certified, you can work anywhere ya want.

When in your classes, you will be mixed with people taking a variety of medical programs. The ones taken for Phlebotomy in the beginning are general medical classes for all programs. You meet ALL kinds of neat people, and have many laughs. But the work is tough.
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 24, 2010
interested wrote:
Mama kitty,
Thank you so much for the info. Did you get some kind of certification or a degree? Also, how much did the 9 months cost and do they accept pell grants.


I'll have to look at my paperwork and get back to you about what the loans were. Kinda high but I don't know the comparison for other schools.
interested

Berea, KY

#9 Jan 24, 2010
Thanks again. I will eagerly await hearing from you on the cost.
But

Richmond, KY

#10 Jan 24, 2010
ou left out the most important part. Now that you have a degree from Spencerian College, are you still working at McDonalds? Everyone I know that goes through these programs, like National Business College here in Richmond, say's they are a joke, and the money would be better spent attending a real school.

I notice you got a certification. Thats great, but it is not a diploma now is it.
Stormy

Berea, KY

#11 Jan 24, 2010
Does Spencerian have job placement?
just sayin

United States

#12 Jan 24, 2010
But wrote:
ou left out the most important part. Now that you have a degree from Spencerian College, are you still working at McDonalds? Everyone I know that goes through these programs, like National Business College here in Richmond, say's they are a joke, and the money would be better spent attending a real school.
I notice you got a certification. Thats great, but it is not a diploma now is it.
I'm sure it dosen't stack up to your doctorate from Harvard but it's excellent training and will provide a job. Lot's of specialties are "Certified"...you dont get a diploma! Course you being as learned as you are I'm sure you knew that.......dumbass!
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 24, 2010
But wrote:
ou left out the most important part. Now that you have a degree from Spencerian College, are you still working at McDonalds? Everyone I know that goes through these programs, like National Business College here in Richmond, say's they are a joke, and the money would be better spent attending a real school.
I notice you got a certification. Thats great, but it is not a diploma now is it.
No, it's not a degree. But it's a great piece of education...and having a certificate from a credited college goes much farther than NOT having one. Spencerian IS a real school jackass. And now I am nationally certified from this course. That's a big deal when asking hospitals and clinics for a job. And no, I don't work at Mcd's...I work at a dialysis clinic saving people from losing their kidneys..and their lives. Sounds like the education took me somewhere, huh !

PS. Working at McDonalds is honest work that pays the bills..so when you go for lunch there just remember that if no one worked there you would have to fix your own damn lunch...and the next time a lab tech draws your blood for whatever reason remember they are there to help you only because of that "certificate".
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 24, 2010
Stormy wrote:
Does Spencerian have job placement?
Yep.
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 24, 2010
just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure it dosen't stack up to your doctorate from Harvard but it's excellent training and will provide a job. Lot's of specialties are "Certified"...you dont get a diploma! Course you being as learned as you are I'm sure you knew that.......dumbass!
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LOL. Nice...
Stormy

Berea, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2010
But wrote:
ou left out the most important part. Now that you have a degree from Spencerian College, are you still working at McDonalds? Everyone I know that goes through these programs, like National Business College here in Richmond, say's they are a joke, and the money would be better spent attending a real school.
I notice you got a certification. Thats great, but it is not a diploma now is it.
This was totally uncalled for. Why???
baby momma

Lexington, KY

#17 Jan 26, 2010
I went to school for 4 saturdays and got the test and got a certificate and i worked at pattie a clay hospital for a while and there isnt a big need for them at all and i am now planning to start school in the fall for a nurse or something dont know for sure. but if interested i can give you a number to call to find out when the next classes start..
Mama kitty

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 26, 2010
baby momma wrote:
I went to school for 4 saturdays and got the test and got a certificate and i worked at pattie a clay hospital for a while and there isnt a big need for them at all and i am now planning to start school in the fall for a nurse or something dont know for sure. but if interested i can give you a number to call to find out when the next classes start..
I don't mean to offend you, I truly don't. But, four Saturdays of training in Phlebotomy can't begin to train someone well enough for the field. I know someone who did something like that, and all they learned was how to stick people and draw blood. Learning complete Anatomy, Medical Terminology, and Medical Law and Ethics gives you a broad range of "know how" in the work you will do- and things you SHOULD know when working at a clinic or hospital.

Trust me, knowing these things goes a LONG way in your career. It gives you a lot of confidence when dealing with patients. Especially the Anatomy.

Again, I'm not trying to offend you. I just know the field, and I realize everyday how much my full training has helped me. Knowing what doctors and nurses are talking about gives you an edge up. Knowing Anatomy helps me everyday....bones, muscles, cells, organs, the brain, diseases, how everything connects and works as a whole- it all helps you do a better job. It's worth 9 months of school.
Stormy

Berea, KY

#19 Jan 26, 2010
baby momma wrote:
I went to school for 4 saturdays and got the test and got a certificate and i worked at pattie a clay hospital for a while and there isnt a big need for them at all and i am now planning to start school in the fall for a nurse or something dont know for sure. but if interested i can give you a number to call to find out when the next classes start..
Just wondering why you left the job, and I hate to be nosy but how much did you earn per hour.
thinking

Lexington, KY

#20 Jan 27, 2010
I've been thinking about doing this so I am interested in knowing what is the starting pay for this job if anyone knows..thanks

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