Gwinnett College offers a variety of continuing education and professional development courses that are designed to be an “add-on”to existing knowledge and experience in the medical field. Applicants wishing to take one of these phlebotomy continuing education training courses must provide documentation that they have prior medical backgrounds, either through coursework or work experience. The phlebotomy continuing education training courses are intended to enhance a person’s ability to work in their chosen field by adding additional skills and knowledge and are not to be considered as a direct path to a new career.
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, and blood donations. The blood draws are sent to a medical laboratory for patient analysis and diagnosis, and to identify any abnormalities that should be further tested. Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other medical locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork on patients as the population grows and ages.
The phlebotomy continuing education training courses are not recognized by the schools’ accrediting bodies and do not qualify for student financial aid. The schedules for the phlebotomy continuing education training courses vary and they may not be offered at all campuses. Please contact the campus of your choice for current scheduling information.
Looking for phlebotomy schools in the Atlanta, Georgia or Orlando, Florida area? Discover Gwinnett College’s phlebotomy continuing education course. Our short-term phlebotomy continuing education training course allows you to learn through hands-on experience. Every step needed in phlebotomy – from proper hand-washing to venipuncture – is demonstrated and taught by our qualified instructors through step-by-step procedures in each phlebotomy class. The goal of our phlebotomy course is to prepare medical professionals to step into a larger range of medical roles.