Phlebotomy Pathway

Phlebotomy Technicians save lives every day by collecting blood samples that can help to confirm a patient’s perfect bill of health or reveal an underlying health issue. They are responsible for identifying the best collection method for specific patients, drawing blood, accurately labeling vials, and properly transporting the samples to the laboratory for analysis.

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program at this time.

We encourage you to create an individualized educational plan with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.

The Importance of Phlebotomy

  • Blood transfusions save millions of lives each year, and without the precise work of trained phlebotomy technicians, patients’ lives would be put at risk. *
  • Being a Phlebotomist can open doors to other careers in the medical field. *
  • Phlebotomy is a growing field with experts predicting a 23% increase by 2028. *

Why become a Phlebotomy Technician?

  • The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $36,320 in May 2020. **
  • An excellent opportunity to move from a non-clinical to a clinical position.
  • With additional training, Phlebotomy Technicians can move into more advanced positions such as Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Medical Lab Technician (MLT).
  • Phlebotomy Technicians can work in various healthcare settings, including state, local, and private hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, offices of physicians and other health care professionals, and outpatient care centers.

** Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.