Varsity Tutors can place you in a Milwaukee phlebotomy certification course that can get you acclimated to the exam and give you a far-reaching overview of the topics you'll encounter in the certification exam. Becoming certified as a Phlebotomy Technician has many advantages. In some states, certification is necessary to practice phlebotomy. Even in states that don't require it, becoming certified can show employers that you take your role seriously. A certificate provides a measure of validation to your resume, which can make you more appealing to employers whether you're seeking a new position or are hoping to negotiate a raise. A certification course can be an excellent way to ensure you understand what you'll be facing on test day, so you can prepare appropriately and feel confident when you sit down to take the exam.
There is no one definitive phlebotomy certification exam, as certification is issued by multiple certifying organizations like the American Medical Technologists or the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Some states specify which agency you'll have to be certified through, and prerequisites for certification differ from agency to agency, so you should be aware of your local regulations regarding practice as a phlebotomist. In most cases, you'll have to possess a high school diploma or GED, and have graduated from a post-secondary phlebotomy training program. Although the length and number of questions on the exam will vary, the knowledge tested by each exam will be similar. You'll have to show your understanding of the structure and function of the circulatory system, specimen collection and handling, non-blood specimens, quality control in the lab, professional ethics, and more. The amount of material covered by the test can seem intimidating, but the thorough review provided by a Milwaukee phlebotomy certification training course can put you on the right track.
A Milwaukee phlebotomy certification class is taught entirely online through our Live Learning Platform, where you'll be taught by your instructor over video chat, and can interact with your classmates face-to-face. This means that class functions just as you might expect from a traditional in-person classroom: your instructor can explain the structure and expectations of the exam and walk the class through sample scenarios similar to what you might see on the test, and can deliver lectures on critical material like labeling and transport, common tests, and complications you might encounter. You can also engage in group discussions with classmates, which can bring you into conversation with new perspectives on aspects of care like patient communication and assessment, allowing you to draw on the experience of your colleagues. You'll be able to request time with your instructor outside of class as well, where you can ask questions about material that you're struggling with and receive immediate feedback so you can get up to speed.
Fitting in a certification class can be difficult for professionals with busy home and work lives, which is why we aim to make attending Milwaukee phlebotomy certification training easy. Commuting to and from a traditional classroom can eat up a lot of your time, but an online classroom circumvents that entirely, allowing you to study wherever is convenient for you and where you feel most productive. You can attend class from your own home or office, or from a public study space like a favorite cafe or a library such as the West Allis Public Library or the Milwaukee Public Library. There are multiple class meeting times available, and you can choose between two-week and four-week-long class sections, so you have flexibility when it comes to your class schedule.
If you give Varsity Tutors a call today we can have you enrolled in a Milwaukee phlebotomy certification class in a snap. New class sections are starting every month, so something that suits your availability may be right around the corner. Reach out now and start striving for excellence as a Phlebotomy Technician.