Phlebotomy schools prepare students to draw blood samples from patients. Courses cover basic vascular anatomy, skin puncture techniques, as well as handling and safety produdures. To become a Phlebotomist, students have to complete a traning program. Most employers will only hire students who have completed an approved training course and passed the certification exam.
Phlebotomists operate in clinical labs, hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, blood donation locations and numerous other health care facilities. Phlebotomists are typically supervised by another medical professional.