Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. Explain the procedure to patients and may assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Engage with clients in confident, friendly manner--including verifying client matches blood draw requisition forms.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods. 
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.

Recommended Credentials

Training credential or associates degree. 

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Phlebotomy Technician Certificate - North Central Michigan College

Internal Training at Munson Healthcare (Program includes pay for your degree through NCMC if employed by Munson)

Elsewhere in Michigan


Phlebotomy Certification program:

Phlebotomy Training Specialists - Grand Rapids and Detroit areas

Explore This Career

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Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center - Allied Health

Take biology and chemistry classes

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center – Allied Health

Pathway 2

Work for Munson and participate in internal training program. Munson will pay for your Phlebotomist training at NCMC.

Pathway 3

Take advantage of experiencing all areas of a hospital to inform your next career move! Common next steps include Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, or Pre-Med.


Sample Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


Sample Job Titles...

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Registered Phlebotomist

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