Phlebotomy Training in the Ross Medical Assistant Program
Interested in Phlebotomy? Medical Assistant training not only provides you with skills in phlebotomy, but also gives more flexibility and marketability as it increases your skill set.
What is a Phlebotomist?
A Phlebotomist specializes in drawing blood from patients and blood donors for medical testing or donation. They are also responsible for explaining processes to patients, cleaning and sanitizing all equipment, taking blood pressure, and sending samples to the lab for testing. In addition to their clinical tasks, they must be able to be confident in their skills and make patients feel comfortable as getting blood drawn is something that makes many people nervous.
They can work in a variety of environments. Many work in medical clinics, labs, hospitals, and various other offices and facilities. Some Phlebotomists work for insurance companies and meet patients at their workplaces or homes.
What is a Medical Assistant?
A Medical Assistant is a part of the healthcare team and performs many clinical and administrative tasks to support medical doctors and registered nurses. Some of their tasks include explaining procedures to patients, taking vitals, performing basic tests, assisting during examinations, performing injections, and recording patient information.
Like Phlebotomists, Medical Assistants work in many different locations. They work alongside doctors and nurses in a variety of hospitals, medical offices, and clinics.
All Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College campuses are institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Phlebotomist Certification or Medical Assisting?
Certification for Phlebotomists is available as an option for individuals who take Certified Phlebotomy courses. However, many choose to take Medical Assisting classes and pursue getting certified as a Medical Assistant instead. As a Medical Assistant, you will have the opportunity to pursue your desire to be a Phlebotomist, but that’s just the beginning! You will also have options as you move forward with your career. You will be trained with a larger variety of skills in mind and will therefore be able to do many tasks in addition to phlebotomy. As a Medical Assistant, hospitals and offices know that you are prepared for many different tasks and positions which makes you a more desirable candidate and more well-rounded member of the team.Request Info
Find out more about the Medical Assistant Program
Are you interested in learning more about the Medical Assistant program at Ross? Our Medical Assistant page includes information outlining the program and a career as a Medical Assistant. You can find out more about the length of the program, where it is offered, externship opportunities that you’ll have, and an overview of the classes that make up the course. Additionally, there is information regarding career opportunities for Medical Assistant graduates. Finally, there are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about our program. Click the button below to learn more!