12-Week Phlebotomy Course

As a Phlebotomist, you will obtain specimens of the patient’s blood for laboratory analysis or use by blood banks, hospitals, or research facilities. Other responsibilities include recording patient information and maintaining, storing, and disposing of equipment like needles and vials.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to grow from 2014 to 2024. This growth is due to the anticipated increase in the volume of laboratory tests because of population growth and the development of new diagnostic techniques.

The United Career Institute’s 12-week phlebotomy program prepares you for a national certification while providing you the convenience of evening classes and a two-week externship.

“The school has a great environment, and teachers are willing to help students in any way possible.”

– Kendra Cutler, United Student

Your Phlebotomy Career

The United Career Institute phlebotomy training program in Irwin, PA, is only ten weeks of classroom and laboratory instruction and a two-week externship at a local medical facility.

Some of the marketable skills and topics you will learn include:

  • Venipuncture
  • Capillary Puncture
  • Heal Sticks
  • Patient Record Keeping
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hematology
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training
  • Specimen Preparation and Processing
  • Centrifuging

Discover all of the exciting opportunities this program offers by requesting information today!

Applying Your Phlebotomy Training

The phlebotomy technician training you will receive at United Career Institute will allow you to take advantage of the growing and vibrant medical communities in Irwin, Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County, and Allegheny County. Some of the medical facilities that can offer you a career as a professional phlebotomist include:

  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Blood Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Research Facilities
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Laboratories
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Community Health Centers
  • Nursing Homes

Phlebotomy Certification and Pathway Opportunities

United Career Institute recognizes that your attractiveness and career prospects will be enhanced when you can prove to local hospitals, physicians, and healthcare managers that you have the skills they need. Professional certifications administered by respected third-party organizations are an excellent way to showcase your talents to local employers.

The National Healthcareer Association is dedicated to supporting the increasing demand for medical providers and delivery systems by improving healthcare quality through greater competency. The NHA certification your United phlebotomy training prepares you for is:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)*

Credits may transfer to United Career Institute for Clinical Laboratory Procedures (CLP202) if the student (a) satisfactorily completes the course and (b) successfully passes the certification exam.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.


“I really like the small class sizes at UCI Irwin. The instructors are always willing to help the students.”

– Kelly Kaefer, United Student

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