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Why St. Kate's

Many students planning a career in nursing or one of the laboratory sciences choose to take the phlebotomy program as part of their education. The focused course work in St. Kate’s phlebotomy program makes them confident in their ability to draw blood, a skill they’ll need in their healthcare careers.

On a practical note, some students earn the phlebotomy certificate so they can work in a good paying, skilled job within healthcare while completing their healthcare education.

Highly accredited

St. Kate’s Phlebotomy Certificate program is one of only a small number of programs in Minnesota approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for Phlebotomy Education. With a St. Kate’s Phlebotomy Certificate, you’ll be a respected as a professional in the healthcare arena.

Also, because the program is NAACLS approved, you are immediately qualified to take a national certification exam. You may become a phlebotomy technician (PBT) by passing the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification examination.

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Career opportunities

As a phlebotomist, you’ll have opportunities to work in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, patients’ homes and blood-donor agencies.

The average salary for a phlebotomist in Minnesota is $32,052 and employment of clinical laboratory workers including phlebotomists is expected to grow by more then 20 percent in the decade ending in 2016, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Graduates in high demand

St. Kate’s certificate will give you a leg up in getting a job after graduation — employers consider St. Kate’s a top training ground for phlebotomy.

“St. Kate's phlebotomy grads are sought after because we feel it’s the strongest program in the Twin Cities. They come for their internships prepared,” says Chris Senn, laboratory manager at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, who hires and oversees phlebotomists. Employers around the Twin Cities agree.

We stress care and compassion

Phlebotomy Program Director Julie Mumm stresses practicing with compassion in addition to having excellent technical skills. “We discuss how much a person can gain from learning about different cultures and respecting them,” Mumm says. “When you care about your results and are compassionate toward patients, you enjoy your work and perform at your highest level.”