Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomist Training at IBT
California Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1)
Why train to be a Lab Assistant, EKG Technician or Phlebotomist?
There is a growing need for Allied Health Professionals such as Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomists! With an aging population, increasing life expectancies, and more people than ever before with health insurance, the Healthcare industry is booming, and it depends upon Allied Health Professionals to keep it moving. As a Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, or Phlebotomist you can become a valuable member of the healthcare profession.
What do Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomists do?
Medical laboratory assistants have duties that include running lab tests and preparing specimens. Lab assistants may also be responsible for planting microbiology specimens, performing routine and specialized tests, preparing and staining slides for analysis, recording testing information, cleaning and restocking the lab facility, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
EKG technicians work in healthcare facilities with doctors and technologists and specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. EKG machines are complex devices that monitor the heart’s performance. This is done by attaching wires and electrodes to a patient’s chest, arms and legs.
Phlebotomists are the health care professionals who draw blood, ensuring that the proper amount is taken and that all blood is properly labeled. Although their main responsibility is drawing blood and preparing it for lab testing, Phlebotomists are also responsible for collecting specimens of other bodily fluids for testing as well.
Where can they work?
Medical Laboratory Assistants, EKG Technicians, and Phlebotomists work in clinics, hospitals and private labs. Allied Health Professionals, including Laboratory Assistants, EKG Technicians, and Phlebotomists, work in every town, every city, and every part of the country.
What is the job outlook for Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians or Phlebotomists?
The Healthcare industry is booming! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will add about 2.4 million new jobs, more than are projected for any of the other occupational groups. This growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services and the professionals that provide them.
Why train to be a Lab Assistant, EKG Technician or Phlebotomist at IBT?
IBT’s Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomist program prepares students for success in a variety of entry-level positions. IBT students learn to perform many important procedures, including laboratory procedures for hematology, bacteriology, urinalysis, electrocardiography, and phlebotomy. IBT’s program provides hands-on training for real-world, practical experience. Students are prepared for tasks inside the laboratory, and also develop their interpersonal skills, including the communication skills required to work with patients as well as others in the workplace.
Upon completion of the program, students are CPR certified and are prepared to obtain the California Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1) certification from the State of California.
If you want to help people and are ready to start a new career, the Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomist program at IBT is a great option! IBT’s program is just the beginning of a great Allied Health Career!
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