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 What I like about this class is that it is very interactive. I originally wanted to take this course online, but I am happy to have chosen this program instead. The hands-on experience is more helpful. It is a great learning experience!

Jannette A., Personal Fitness Trainer

Gain a distinct career advantage when you enroll in Manhattan Institute’s Phlebotomy Class. Complete your training in as little as 4 weeks. Day, evening, and weekend classes available.

Do you like a challenge and work well under pressure? Are you a good communicator who enjoys helping others?

Phlebotomy Technicians are in demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of clinical lab workers—including Phlebotomy Technicians—is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases due to population growth, the aging population and the development of new types of tests. 

Our NY Phlebotomy Certification is your foundation for your career as a Phlebotomist. We offer hands-on training through classroom instruction. The Manhattan Institute Phlebotomy program prepares technicians to work in any medical setting: hospitals, laboratories, doctors’ offices, home health agencies, research clinics, blood banks and more.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is a Phlebotomy Technician?

A Phlebotomy Technician (also called a Phlebotomist, Blood Drawer, Patient Care Technician or Patient Care Aide) is an integral member of any health care team. The primary function of the Phlebotomy tech is to collect blood samples from patients via venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical lab.  A Phlebotomy Technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research.

NY Phlebotomy Technicians must be responsible and enjoy a challenge. They must also be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. They are required to practice discretion and confidentiality at all times. To meet their patients’ needs, they must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to stay calm in stressful situations.

What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?

Duties performed by a NY Phlebotomy Tech differ according to the needs of different medical facilities, but here is a list of typical duties:

  • Draw blood from patients or donors
  • Assemble equipment (such as needles, blood collection devices, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, and alcohol)
  • Verify or record identity of patient or donor
  • Converse with patients to alleviate fear of procedure
  • Apply tourniquet to arm, locate vein, swab area with disinfectant, and insert needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube
  • Label and store blood container for processing
  • Conduct interviews, take vital signs and test blood samples to screen donors at a blood bank
  • Analyze information and make appropriate recommendations

Do I have to take a New York State License examination when I complete the Phlebotomy class?

In New York, there is no license, certification or exam required when you complete your Phlebotomy Technician course. When you finish your NY Phlebotomy certification, the Manhattan Institute will issue you a diploma.

I’ve already taken an allied medical course and some Phlebotomy Training was covered. However, I am not feeling confident as a Phlebotomist. How much training do I need to perform blood draws and the other tasks required of a Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomy is included in some allied medical and nurse courses, which is not job-specific to Phlebotomy. Before considering yourself qualified as a Phlebotomy Technician, you should have had practical experience in actual blood drawing, using training arms and/or patients under supervision.

Q How do I enroll?

We make enrollment convenient, quick and easy! Forget the lengthy admissions process. We offer three ways to enroll:

1. Enroll by Phone

Call us at 347-220-8181.

Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

2. Complete the Online Form

Our Get Started Form is readily available on our website. Since the process can begin online, there's no need to print and mail anything back to us. Once you press the submit button, we'll receive your information and one of our staff will contact you.

3. Walk-in Registration

You are welcome to visit us. We are located in New York City at 45 West 34th St, between 5th Avenue and Broadway. Manhattan Institute is on the 6th floor. Our staff is always happy to speak with you during our school hours, but we recommend you make an appointment.

Q Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to enroll?

Only for the Medical Assistant Program. For all other programs, if you do not have a High School Diploma or GED, you can take an entrance exam.

Q What documents/identification do I need to enroll?

Not all programs require the same documentation, but be prepared to provide the following:

1. Government-issued photo Identification (driver license, non-driver ID, passport).

2. Official high school diploma, GED, high school transcript with raised seal, or letter from high school with raised seal.**

For some programs, if you do not have or cannot find your High School Diploma, we will give you an entrance exam.

3. If applicable, official college or university diploma or an official transcript from college or university showing you have graduated.** If you are currently attending a college or university, an official transcript which states you have presented to them completion of high school or GED, to meet their entrance requirements.

If you are under 18, we will need the signature of your parent or guardian on the enrollment agreement.
**Foreign high school, college, university diplomas and transcripts should be accompanied by an official translation.

Q Do I have to pay the tuition all at once?

No. Students initially pay a registration fee, which is part of the total tuition. Then we work out a weekly payment schedule for the rest of the tuition. Students in our Medical Assistant Program may also qualify for financial aid.

Q Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available for students in our Medical Assistant and Personal Fitness Trainer Programs (if they qualify). Our school prides itself on the individual attention and personal service provided by our Financial Aid Office. To learn more about financial aid, call us at 347-220-8181 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our financial aid page for more information.

Q Can out-of-state students study in your school?

Yes, we have many out-of-state students at Manhattan Institute. We do not charge out-of-state students a higher tuition. Our Midtown Manhattan location makes for an easy commute for students in the Tri-State area: Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and even Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Q Can foreign students study in your school?

Yes, Manhattan Institute is approved to accept foreign students and can help you obtain an I-20 student visa if you qualify. We do not charge foreign students higher tuition.

Q Is Manhattan Institute a college or university?

We are a NYS licensed and nationally accredited career school. Our classes are career-focused and feature both classroom and practical education. Manhattan Institute is not a college or university.

Q Do you provide housing?

No, Manhattan Institute does not provide student housing at this time. Students from outside the Greater New York City area will find this website helpful: http://www.heartsandminds.org/housing.htm

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