5 Reasons We Need Phlebotomists More Than Ever

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate at Central penn College

Phlebotomists are often the diagnostic detectives of health care. 

By drawing blood samples, they have a rare superpower: they can help the health care team figure out what is making patients sick, gauge treatments, and keep tabs on progress. They can also help research new treatments and give blood transfusions. 

Here are the top five reasons phlebotomy is now one of the fastest growing professions in medicine: 

  • We are getting older. Between 2015 and 2050, the percentage of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double, from 12% to 22% (World Health Organization). With advanced age often comes advanced illnesses. 
  • We are witnessing spikes in flu, COVID-19 and other chronic diseases, from diabetes and cancer to heart disease and more. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease and 4 in 10 have two or more. Monitoring blood levels in these patients is vital. 
  • With new technology and treatments, the healthcare industry continues to expand in size and scope, employing more and more of the workforce and driving a larger fraction of the economy. 
  • Telemedicine is expanding, making blood work even more essential.  Phlebotomists who can collect blood samples from patients in a remote or at-home setting are a growing need..
  • Phlebotomists play a key role in improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Quick and accurate blood test results give healthcare providers crucial information to diagnose and treat various medical conditions.

You can help fill these needs and fill in the blanks for health care providers and patients! Study to become a phlebotomy technician at Central Penn College in as little as nine months. After earning 18 credits, you can start saving and changing lives. 

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