Phlebotomy Course at Mildred Elley

The skills I learned at Mildred Elley gave me the experience I needed to get the job at the doctor’s office. I am very grateful for Mildred Elley.”

– Prakai Soule, Class of 2015



Continuing your education with phlebotomy training is an excellent way to keep learning in the medical field and enhance your medical assistance skills, while staying within a flexible working schedule. Obtaining your phlebotomy certification after completing the MIldred Elley continuing education phlebotomy training course could be the step that adds to your rewarding career in the medical field. 

You can work almost anywhere in the United States with a wide range of medical staff. Phlebotomists work at hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, blood collection facilities, and doctors’ offices. Depending on where you choose to work, your schedule could be 9 to 5 or you might be on a 24/7 rotating shift schedule. Phlebotomists are always in demand but what does phlebotomy entail?


At its core, Phlebotomy duties and responsibilities involve using a needle to take blood from someone’s vein, usually in the arm. Also known as a blood draw or venipuncture, this process proves vital in diagnosing several medical conditions.

Phlebotomy is a practice that has existed for a long time. There are risks and side effects associated with the process, including the person whose blood has been drawn feeling dizzy, breaking out in a sweat, and even experiencing a drop in blood pressure and heart rate. The spot where the needle has gone in might get a little sore, bruised, or red. The involvement of these risks and side effects makes Phlebotomy a task that requires trained hands and professional collectors. 


Employers are looking for professionals with a phlebotomy certification. According to the BLS, the courses are self-sufficient, since the profession does not require any additional work experience in a related field or on-the-job training. Phlebotomy is one field that is going to add nearly 29,000 positions between 2020 and 2030. The estimated job growth, at 8%, is faster than the average1 .


The Mildred Elley phlebotomy training course is a 105 hour course split between two consecutive courses:

  • Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology for Phlebotomy (PHL-100) 
  • Hematology and Phlebotomy Procedures (PHL-200). 

After completing these courses, the students can register with The National Healthcare Association for its Certified Phlebotomy Test (CPT) Exam. 


The Phlebotomy course is available at all three Mildred Elley campuses, Albany NY, New York City, NY and Pittsfield, MA. The “Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology for Phlebotomy” course is the first course in the Mildred Elley phlebotomy training course. This course starts by getting the foundations correct. In this course, you learn the medical terminology you will need to know to successfully communicate as a certified phlebotomist. Professionals need to be able to understand and communicate using appropriate language. This course focuses on how to deconstruct words and understand how they apply to the context of how the body works in health and disease. 

The next course, “Hematology and Phlebotomy Procedures,” covers the core applications one is required to do after becoming a phlebotomist.  It teaches hematology, the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. The course also has a clinical component, focused on helping students develop and upgrade their skills in Phlebotomy and the actual task of drawing blood for specimen collection. 

To address potential risks and side effects, the Hematology and Phlebotomy Procedures course also teaches ways to control infections and precautions that are universally mandatory. It also incorporates learnings on the Phlebotomy theory to better understand different types of venipuncture.

The learning environment 

Our Phlebotomy classes are taught on-campus and are available in Albany and New York City. A hands-on training approach combined with course work can be vital to help future phlebotomists receive a comprehensive education and to gain confidence in a clinical setting. At Mildred Elley we embrace that with our in person learning environment and class structure. 

*This course is not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation for ABHES. The NHA has indicated that two courses offered by the institution meet the published testing plan and clinical hour requirements. High School Diploma or Equivalency required.


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Available Campuses

Our Phlebotomy courses are available at all three of our campuses in Massachusetts and New York!




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