A Few Months to a New Career in Health Care
A career in phlebotomy is both a rewarding field on its own and a stepping stone to many more opportunities within the healthcare industry. Through a program at Trocaire that takes just a few months to complete, a small time commitment may result in your mastering of an important skill that can add to your clinical expertise, open new doors to you or initiate a change in career.
Phlebotomy Plus Program
Trocaire College, 716 Ministries, and United Way are partnering to offer the Phlebotomy Plus Program! This application is free. Applications will be reviewed first come, first served. The Phlebotomy Plus Program is offered four times a year.
January 2024 Cohort (In Person)
January 24th-April 6th, 2024
Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: Wednesday 5:30pm-9pm,
Mandatory Moodle Orientation: Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 5:30pm held at 360 Choate Ave Buffalo, NY 14202
*Days & Times are currently tentative*
360 Choate Ave Buffalo, NY 14202
March 4th– March 22nd, 2024 (No classes will be held during clinical weeks)
Monday – Friday
Offsite lab held daily (8am-4pm)
$1,800 which includes the following below:
Students may receive the following services and course materials at no additional cost:
- Phlebotomy Chart
- Eight (8) Sessions of Work Readiness
- Career Coaching and Mentoring
- Employer Networking
*Students can obtain a loaner computer from Trocaire after enrollment for class*
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What is a Phlebotomist?
Phlebotomists are technicians trained to draw blood for medical tests, transfusions, donations or research. Working in phlebotomy may require you to provide assistance if patients have adverse reactions to their blood draw or simply to explain your work and help patients feel less nervous. Phlebotomists are also responsible for the assembly and maintenance of a variety of medical instruments including needles, test tubes and blood vials. It is vital that they also keep a safe and sanitary work area, as well as correctly label drawn blood for testing or processing.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists in Western New York can expect a median annual wage of $37,380,000 or $17.97/hour. Starting salaries can be $29,730 or approximately $15/hour.
The employment rate for phlebotomists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, much larger than the average for all occupations.
Employment Path Possibilities
Phlebotomists mainly work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and doctors’ offices. Experience could also lead to careers in fields such as:
Click the button below to be directed to our current course enrollment page where you can start your new path in Phlebotomy today.
Offered by Trocaire College’s Office of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, this 10-week course provides both quality classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences. Three weeks of full-time clinical hours in a local hospital or laboratory are also required.
Completion of this course will prepare students for all entry-level phlebotomy competencies as well as give them eligibility to sit for the National Certifying Exam.
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- Specimen collection, transport and processing
- Laboratory testing
- Infection control and safety
- Quality control
- Professionalism and healthcare delivery
A Trocaire College certificate of completion will be issued upon satisfying all course requirements.