Today in the United States, the job market for phlebotomists — people trained to draw blood from patients — is growing. But with more healthcare employers opting only to hire phlebotomists with the national certification, countless aspiring professionals are searching for opportunities to achieve that status.
It’s a pursuit that’s leading many future phlebotomists to Utah. Unlike many questionable online training courses (some of which erroneously claim to offer comprehensive training via mobile app) the Phlebotomy Training Specialists in Salt Lake City, Utah are now widely considered the veritable gold standard in their field.
“The National Certification is optional and not required in Utah, but many local employers have notified us that they only hire Phlebotomist’s with the National Certification in hand as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician,” the company’s website reads, noting that people came from 42 different states in 2012 to Salt Lake City to be trained there.