The healthcare field is one of the largest industries in the United States, expected to generate over three million jobs until 2018. Those who are looking for a stable and exciting career within the healthcare field have discovered Phlebotomy is a great career choice that offers many benefits.
Rather than necessitating a lengthy education before earning a salary, Phlebotomy gives you the opportunity to study hard, earn your credentials, and then begin earning an impressive starting salary. As a Phlebotomist, you are part of a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who are helping others.
Currently, Phlebotomists who work in Alaska enjoy a average salary of $30,000 annually. Growth in the healthcare field is expected to continue, making Phlebotomy a promising, and rewarding, career.
In Alaska there are many exciting opportunities to obtain your Phlebotomy education such as:
University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 Telephone: (907) 786-6924
Located in Alaska’s largest city, the University provides students an Occupation Endorsement Certificate, requiring fewer than 29 credit hours to complete, in Phlebotomy. The University also offers a Clinical Assistant (Occupation Endorsement Certificate) that adds three additional courses. After completion of the phlebotomy program, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exams. The University also offers an Associates’ degree, a two-year program, for Medical Laboratory Technician.
Career Academy – Alaska Career College 1415 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1033, Telephone: 907-563-7575 or 800-770-7575
A smaller school boasting around 300 students, the Academy stresses hands on-learning and individual attention. Students are provided classroom, as well as modern lab experience, and are taught 40 of the most common lab test ordered. Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician program, students will be eligible to sit for the national exams without waiting for the two-year field experience prior to testing.
Alaska Medical Training Services, 300 W. Swanson, Wasilla, AK 99654 Telephone (907) 373-6358
A private company established in 1997, which provides students a Phlebotomy Technician program, 75 contact hours, which teaches students about bloodborne pathogens, venipunctures for all age groups and lab procedures. The program includes EKG and CPR training for the student, and national certification as a Phlebotomy Technician.
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community & Technical College-Allied Health Dept. 604 Barnette Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 Telephone: (907) 455-2875
This University offers seven campuses across the State of Alaska, and has over 11,000 students. The University provides students a two course one-year certificate program that is accredited as a Phlebotomy Tech program. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to sit for the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) national certification examination to become a certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT).