A phlebotomy technician collects blood samples from patients to produce quality laboratory results.  To do this, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe, and reliable manner.  In addition to drawing blood samples they also properly label and store samples and deliver them to the laboratory.   

Medical technologists develop, perform and supervise laboratory testing that is used to diagnose and treat disease and to provide vital data for research studies.  After graduation, many medical technologists work in hospital or physicians' office laboratories conducting a wide range of laboratory measurements—from simple blood tests to complex analyses for cancer, AIDS, viruses, bone marrow abnormalities, therapeutic drug monitoring, infectious disease and molecular diagnoses.

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How to begin your career path at Jefferson:

Jefferson Community College can help link you to a career in phlebotomy through our Continuing Education Department. Call the Continuing Education Division, 315-786-2233, to learn about current and future training program opportunities offered on campus.

In the related field of medical lab technology, your career path may begin with JCC’s Associate of Science degree Mathematics & Science-Allied Health Concentration.  As a JCC graduate, you may apply for transfer to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to complete their bachelor’s degree in medical technology.    Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for New York State licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.  Students should work with their faculty advisor and transfer/career counselors when planning course work and discussing career options.

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