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Are you Interested in a Health Care Career?

phlebotomy technicianFinding your way into health care careers can be confusing, especially if you don’t have any past experience or education. Don't let that stop you!

There are plenty of rewarding, well-paying jobs that will allow you to help people, including becoming a phlebotomy technician.

A phlebotomy certificate opens doors.

Students completing the Phlebotomy Certificate Program will be prepared to perform routine and special blood collection procedures as well as process specimens before testing in a modern clinical laboratory.

A consecutive three-week, 120-hour clinical practicum (consecutive days Monday - Friday during the daytime) is an essential and required component of this certificate program.  

Bristol is now offering multiple program options:

  • Traditional two semester hybrid, offered in Fall River
  • eHealth one semester hybrid options, offered in Taunton (Summer Semester) and New Bedford (Fall Semester)

Students should be prepared to travel one hour or more to an assigned clinical site.

A phlebotomist must demonstrate interpersonal skills, enjoy science, and enjoy working with the public.

Contact Kelli Hiller, Ed.D., program director, at or 774.357.3461, for more details.

Cost may be lowered with scholarship and CARES funding opportunities available to many Bristol students. Textbook costs may vary. Incomplete prerequisite courses may impact total cost.

What do Phlebotomists do?

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. They work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and doctors’ offices. 

Job Outlook 

22% growth in job opportunities by 2030  
(much faster than average!)

Average Pay

$17.46 per hour