How to Become a Phlebotomist in Vermont

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Residents of Vermont have plenty of reasons to want to become phlebotomists here.

The demand for such technicians is steady and this profession is a good one to break into the healthcare industry.

Read this guide to find out more about the requirements and even the salary!

Phlebotomist Employment and Job Duties in Vermont

As you know, a phlebotomist draws blood from those visiting the medical facility.

There are many types of medical centers where phlebotomists are needed:

  • Hospitals
  • Various types of clinics
  • Blood banks
  • Labs
  • Nursing homes
  • Community Health Centers
  • Doctor’s Offices

As you can see, there are several reasons for which blood must be collected.

You’ll have to complete a variety of other tasks to do too, not just draw blood.

These include:

  • Choosing the correct vials
  • Correctly label samples,
  • Organizing and sending off samples to the lab for testing
  • Communicating with patients
  • Ensuring the workplace is clean
  • Following strict procedures

The last two points are important because you’ll work in an environment where contamination is easy.

Proper disposal of used needles and other supplies is vital and your responsibility.

Requirements to Become a Phlebotomist in Vermont

Even if in Vermont you don’t need a certification to work as a phlebotomist, you’ll have a very difficult time finding someone willing to hire you.

This is because of the hazardous nature of this occupation.

Employers usually seek a person with:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Specialized training
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Pay attention to details
  • Other skills decided by the employer

Most of these skills will help you succeed in your job and make patients feel at ease in a stressful situation.

Phlebotomist Training in Vermont

To become certified in phlebotomy, you need to first attend a training program.

The program itself needs to be approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory.

To enroll in such a program you might need:

  • To pass a drug screening test
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Good grasp of the English language
  • To be at least 18 years old
  • Insurance
  • Good computer skills

These enrollment requirements will often differ between schools.

Next, you can have a look at the schools that offer this type of training.

8 Phlebotomist Schools in Vermont

School Name Address
Burlington Technical Center 52 Institute Road Burlington, VT 05408-2721
Center for Technology 2 Educational Drive, Suite 200 , Essex Junction, VT 05452
Central Vermont Medical Center 130 Fisher Road Berlin, VT 05602
Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC 156 Commerce Street, PO Box 1548, Williston, Vermont 05495
Lyndon Institute 168 Institute Cir, Lyndon Center, VT 05850
River Bend Career and Technical Center 36 Oxbow Drive, Bradford , Vermont 05033
University of Vermont Medical Center 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401
University of Vermont 85 South Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05405

Higher tuition can mean that the following will be provided at no extra cost:

  • Exam fees
  • Textbooks
  • Mandatory equipment
  • Uniform for the graduation

You will also attend many classes related on:

  • Medical terms
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Safety procedures
  • Pathophysiology
  • The 40 most common lab tests
  • Types of procedures to draw blood

Some of the institutions can provide classes and certifications for CPR and other small procedures.

You may have to pay extra for these credentials.

Depending on the school, you might be able to obtain an Associate’s degree that will help you with your career advancement later on.

The curriculum needs to also include some laboratory hours as well as an internship.

Most schools help their graduates to find a job as well.

Phlebotomist Certification in Vermont

Not everyone is aware that the best certification to have is the one recognized nationally.

You can earn it through these agencies:

  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
  • National Phlebotomy Association

The schools mentioned earlier may offer the possibility of earning this national certificate.

Each agency has its own rules when it comes to:

  • The type of exams you need to pass
  • Certification renewal process and period

Candidates need to know that all the exams have 2 parts and one of them is common among the agencies, namely the practical one.

As a rule of thumb, phlebotomists need to continue their education every year if they want to keep their national certification.

Phlebotomist Salary Information in Vermont

In Vermont, these technicians earn, on average, $33,987 per year.

You can earn more in certain facilities, cities, or if there’s a low number of phlebotomists in your area.

Below you can see how your location can influence how much you’ll earn as a phlebotomist in Vermont.

Annual Salary Range:
$27K
$33K
$41K

Average Salary of Phlebotomys in Vermont

City Name Salary
Burlington $34,752
Essex $34,752
South Burlington $34,752
Colchester $34,752
Rutland $35,065
Bennington $35,669
Brattleboro $35,776
Milton $34,731
Essex Junction $34,752
Hartford $36,175
* Salary information last updated 2021

Additional Information for Phlebotomists in Vermont

Rarely medical staff want to work as phlebotomists for an extended period of time.

They often transition towards higher positions within this field or a completely different field with the right certifications or licenses on hand.

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