Becoming a Phlebotomist in Texas – TX
The following are the steps of how to become a phlebotomist in Texas.
- Secure your high school diploma or its equivalent.
- To become familiar with phlebotomy work study the duties required of the profession so as to be confident that you can fulfill them.
- Select an accredited phlebotomist school in Texas. Most junior colleges and large hospitals and technical schools offer this course. Not all schools will provide the necessary training to prepare for certification. If you plan to obtain a certificate, be sure your program covers all the required training for certification.
- Complete the training, usually at least 100-400 hours of classroom time to include anatomy physiology, circulatory system, specimen collection, handling and laboratory operations.
- Complete hands on training at a local hospital or clinic in Texas. This would include venipuncture, specimen collection and clinical practical applications
- Pass the certification exam.
- Select a certifying association from those listed below.
- The certifying association may require prior experience which can be easily had through volunteer work with public health organizations, nursing homes, local doctors and clinics.