Phlebotomy programs in Rhode Island prepare their students to work in clinics, private practice offices, labs, blood donation centers, and hospitals.
You will be required to get certification before you can practice, but at that point, there are sure to be plenty of opportunities.
Depending on your certification, education, and experience, you stand to make around $33,000 to $41,000 in major cities such as Providence.
Community College of Rhode Island
About the School
Community College of Rhode Island has a phlebotomy program that prepares students for entry-level work as a phlebotomist.
Once you are done with the two-semester certificate program, you’ll be eligible to take the national certification exam.
Just a few of the areas you will study and have clinical practice with include the performance of venipuncture, capillary puncture, and EKG, how to transport specimens, how to use computers in the workplace, and practice of infection control and safety to CLSI and OSHA standards.
Courses include Phlebotomy I & II, Basics of Electrocardiography, Clinical Laboratory Information Systems, Medical Insurance Coding, and English Composition.
Address: One Hilton St., Providence, RI 02905
Cranston Adult Education
About the School
The program at Cranston Adult Education is about 16 weeks.
Tuition and books are $1,550, and you can take morning or evening classes.
You will need to complete 100 successful venipunctures through clinical rotation and receive satisfactory ratings on exams to finish the program.
You’ll learn medical terminology, lab operations, blood sampling procedures, and infection control procedures, among other topics.
You also will get to participate in a clinical rotation, though your entire class won’t be able to attend at the same time.
Address: 83 Rolfe Square Cranston, RI 02910
911 Programs Career Training Institute
About the Program
This Warwick Rhode Island-based program prepares you to earn the Certified Phlebotomy Technician designation.
After taking this training, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National HealthCareer Association certification exam.
Just a few of the courses that are a part of this program include Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to the Health Profession, Vital Signs, Introduction to Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, and Infection Control.
Address: 22 Veterans Memorial Drive Warwick, RI 02886