Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technician

Overview

Get the most out of your education by training for two skillsets in one program!

MPI’s Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technician program prepares you for a career as both a Phlebotomy Technician and Electrocardiography Technician (EKG Tech).

After completing the MPI Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technician program our graduates have 140 hours of practical externship experience under their belt.  You will be trained to:

  • Use proper techniques and protocol for venipuncture, skin puncture, body fluid collection, specimen processing, and laboratory testing
  • Take vital signs properly
  • Perform EKGs, stress tests, and use Holter monitors
  • Understand basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Uphold proper work ethic and the patient’s Bill of Rights
  • Utilize computer programs like Microsoft Office
  • Apply for jobs in the field of Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography effectively

Students who are eager to start in the healthcare field begin by completing our Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technician program and then moving on to our Medical Assistant program are eligible for the Alumni Scholarship for the Medical Assistant program.

Learn more about eligibility, working in Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography, the career outlook, and meet some of our faculty by reading through these tabs or contacting an admissions counselor today.

Working in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals who specialize in the collection of human specimens (blood, urine, etc) for laboratory analysis.  Their role is a crucial element in the process of diagnosing and treating patient ailments.

Phlebotomists work directly with patients as well as other healthcare professionals to:

  • Prepare patients for collection procedures
  • Maintain specimen quality control for accurate analysis
  • Organize and manage specimens for transport
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Assist in related clinical, clerical, and technical duties

Whether it’s having blood drawn after a physical exam or having urine collected as part of a routine screening, the Phlebotomist assists patients at their most vulnerable moments and makes a big impact on their experience.

How to Apply

Ready to apply to MPI’s Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technician program?  Here’s how to apply:

  • Call MPI at 781-397-6822 or email admissions@mpi.edu and talk to one of our Admissions Counselors
  • Schedule to take an entrance assessment and complete our application
  • Interview with our Admissions Counselor
  • Attend orientation and get started!

Additional Information

Students applying for enrollment into the Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy & EKG Technician and Nurse Assistant Training with Home-Health Aide programs must submit the following within the timeframes specified:

Prior to acceptance, applicants must:

  • Take and receive a minimum score of 70%o on the Pre-Application Assessment
  • Submit a completed application form including personal statement with appropriate fee
  • Complete and sign a Record Release Authorization Form
  • Have an interview with an Admissions Counselor, Director of Admissions and/or other administrative staff member
  • Receive an Institute Catalog

To complete the enrollment process, accepted students must:

  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Give permission for a criminal offender record information (CORI) check
  • Attend an orientation

At orientation, accepted students must:

  • Complete and sign a Statement of General Health
  • Complete and sign Behavioral/Technical Standards Form
  • Complete and sign a Handbook Signature Page

The following documents are strongly recommended to be submitted prior to starting classes, but must be submitted within 30 days from the start of classes:

  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent (GED) (if received outside of the United States,diploma and/or transcript must be submitted with an official translation into English)
  • A recent physical examination record from a medical doctor/health care provider stating the physical capability of the applicant to perform the tasks of a health care provider, including immunizations required by the Massachusetts Department of Health – form will be provided to all accepted students (vaccination/immunization may be submitted directly from the doctor/health care provider separately from the form provided as long as all record elements are provided)

Career Outlook

The career outlook for trained Phlebotomy & Electrocardiography Technicians is very promising.

The field of Phlebotomy has a fast growing job outlook throughout the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is estimated to grow by 27% through 2022 (BLS, accessed 5/23/14: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm).

Financial Outlook for Phlebotomy and EKG Technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals in the United States who are working primarily in Phlebotomy earn an average of $14.50/hour and $30,150 a year (BLS, accessed 5/23/14: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319097.htm#ind).

Where Phlebotomy and EKG Technicians Work

Phlebotomy and EKG Technicians work in a range of medial facilities, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Outpatient care centers

Job Placement Assistance

MPI assists students in seeking employment in their new career field.  The Career Services Coordinator provides assistance with resumes, interview tips and job searching.  Also, graduates have the option to seek employment with Medical Professional Staffing (MPS), an employment agency specializing in the placement of medical staff in health care facilities including physicians’ offices, clinics and hospitals.  Job placement is not guaranteed, however MPI will put forward its best effort to help graduates find employment.