How to Anchor the Vein

What does it mean to anchor the vein? How does one do that and why? These are valid questions, especially for a phlebotomist. In this lesson we will discuss the importance of the Anchor system, while learning about both Anchor 1 and Anchor 2.

Common Phlebotomy Specialty Tubes

There are numerous common specialty tubes, which are not typically drawn with other tubes to avoid contamination. In this article, we’ll go over the common specialty tubes, the additives for each specialty tube, and the associated tests for each tube.

Which Entry-Level Phlebotomy Job is Right for You?

When applying for entry-level phlebotomy careers, it is important to gather all of your options and evaluate which opportunity is right for you. In California, entry-level positions require that individuals have their Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) license. This certification allows phlebotomists to join a wide range of fields because they have in-depth knowledge and understanding of didactic and practical phlebotomy methodology.

Why Become a Phlebotomist?

The field of phlebotomy is constantly changing and growing. With an increasing demand for phlebotomists, this position guarantees relatively steady employment and exposure to new opportunities. If you are a fast learner who enjoys learning new techniques and wants to grow professionally, phlebotomy may be the career for you. Let’s go over a few major reasons to become a phlebotomist.

When to Use a Butterfly

Each healthcare facility a phlebotomist may work at can have varying views on the practicality of the use of butterfly needles. Some facilities believe that butterflies are necessary in instances where a phlebotomist is facing difficult veins. Let’s take a look!


Mobile phlebotomy represents a career path that allows you to do blood work on the go and make meaningful connections along the way.

What To Look For In a Phlebotomy Training Program

Though phlebotomy training may not be required in every state, it is highly recommended to undergo a training program to get the education you need and to set yourself apart from other applicants.

How to Get Hired as a Phlebotomist?

As an occupation in high demand in the medical field, it can be difficult to know where to start, and what you can proactively do once your educational program begins. Let’s go over the critical steps to landing a phlebotomist position.

How Long Does a Phlebotomy Course Take?

When comparing different Phlebotomy training programs, an important element to consider is how long the course takes. We take a look at how long Phlebotomy courses take, and if faster courses are truly better.

Phlebotomy Requirements by State

Because phlebotomy licensure is not nationally mandated or regulated, each state has its own laws and requirements for phlebotomists’ certifications. Phlebotomists must be aware of whether the state they are moving to has license or certification reciprocation.