A Mayo Clinic phlebotomist technician working with a patient

Phlebotomy technician training at Mayo Clinic

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Program description

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program at Mayo Clinic is available to students located in Rochester, Minnesota, Phoenix, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida. Mayo Clinic offers the best approved training to become a phlebotomist. You will learn how to collect samples from patients and how to prepare these samples for testing.

Through this nine-week program, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in an outpatient clinic setting or an inpatient (hospital) setting. 

You can expect:

  • A curriculum that includes a blended classroom and online learning schedule, with hands-on lab and clinical experiences completed on campus.
  • A focus on real-world knowledge and application where you will draw hundreds of samples from actual patients, preparing you to be a well-rounded and confident phlebotomist.
  • The opportunity to begin working in the field quickly with the potential to start a career at Mayo Clinic, where 90 percent of graduates go on to work as phlebotomists.

Our training is focused on developing Mayo Clinic's future workforce — meaning after graduation, if students are the right candidates and positions are available, many of our graduates go on to work at Mayo Clinic directly out of training. However, you’ll be fully prepared for your first day on the job, wherever that may be.

Munira Adil, CPT(NHA)

Student stories

Offered tuition-free

All admitted students receive the Mayo Clinic Workforce Development Scholarship

Behind the scenes: Phlebotomy technician

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Behind the scenes: Phlebotomy technician

Explore what a phlebotomy technician does

Phlebotomists collect blood samples from patients and prepare the samples for testing. They work closely every day with many patients of all ages, explaining the blood-drawing process and putting them at ease.

Approval information

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program at Mayo Clinic is an approved training program.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 847-939-3597

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Program mission, vision, values, and goals

Mission

Our commitment is to develop bright, ambitious future leaders in the field of phlebotomy proven through outstanding academic achievement and highly proficient technical aptitude.

Vision

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program will offer an unparalleled educational experience by consistently providing high quality curriculum.

Values

We believe:

  • A highly competent and skilled phlebotomist is a critical component to quality patient care and accurate patient diagnosis
  • A team of highly skilled and experienced educators is necessary to provide a broad learning experience as well as address the individual needs of the learner
  • Collaboration between educators, trainers, and students is important for successful growth and development of the student
  • Everyone in our diverse learning environment has an equal voice and must be treated with dignity and respect
  • Every student has the capacity to succeed and demonstrate professional excellence
  • Experiential learning is necessary to increase knowledge and clarify meaning
  • Innovation and technology will enhance the educational experience

Goals

Our program goals are to:

  • Provide the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with entry-level allied health staff trained in phlebotomy
  • Deliver high quality education to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences students by teaching the most current curriculum as to thoroughly prepare all for a career in phlebotomy
  • Provide an educational clinical practicum experience that builds upon their academic success in the classroom
  • Ensure phlebotomy technician graduates enter the work force with a strong understanding of professionalism
  • Offer phlebotomy technician graduates knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience to qualify for the national phlebotomy certification examination

Accreditation information

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program at Mayo Clinic is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

NAACLS
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714-8880
Email: info@naacls.org

For further details, see the accreditation information for Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Program outcomes

Learn more about the program outcomes for the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program at Mayo Clinic.