Why become a Phlebotomist?

There is currently a shortfall of competent and qualified Phlebotomists in the UK. Doctors and other medical practitioners are desperately in need for self-motivated people who can professionally provide blood collecting services for their patients.

If you enjoy working with people and having a noticeable impact on the lives of those people, then a career in Phlebotomy is one you should certainly consider or at least look into. Far from being only based in hospital pathology departments, Phlebotomists now commonly undertake their work at GP surgeries, clinics, nursing homes, blood donation centre’s, scientific laboratories and even the private healthcare facilities of military bases and major sporting events.

In addition, many local and national authorities seek to improve access to Phlebotomy services; the need for mobile Phlebotomists is now on the rise and presents an exciting new career avenue for qualified candidates looking for a varied work environment. As a Phlebotomist, it is essential you interact with various interesting people that include nurses, doctors, laboratory staff and patients. You will also become a vital and valued part of the healthcare team.

Your Phlebotomy training can be a stepping-stone to further yourself in any health care sector as you pursue additional training on your way to a diploma/degree. Those possessing the key competencies needed are able to provide a great service and enjoy the fulfilment of work based largely on human interaction and patient care. With courses suitable for both healthcare professionals and those coming to the field for the first time, SPTC’s training has been designed to develop all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to begin practising right away.

Regardless of your reasons for wanting to become a Phlebotomist, you can sleep easy knowing that the industry of health care is one that is little affected by the conditions of the economy due to it’s on-going demand and an increasing elderly population, who all need some sort of health care attention at some point.