To get hired as an entry-level phlebotomist in California, you will need to have completed an approved phlebotomy training program and obtained your phlebotomy certification. We are experts at training Phlebotomist and are approved and licensed to do so and have been doing so for almost 20 years!
Here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of getting hired as an entry-level phlebotomist:
- Complete a phlebotomy training program: To become a phlebotomist in California, you must complete an approved phlebotomy training program like RCI.edu offers that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training (i.e. externship). Once you have completed the program, you can apply for licensure from the California Department of Public Health.
- Obtain phlebotomy certification: In additional the 80 hours of didactic and externship training, there are several certification agencies recognized by the State of California, including the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and the National Healthcare Association (NHA). To obtain certification, you will need to pass the national phlebotomy exam that tests your knowledge and skills as a phlebotomist.
- Prepare a strong resume and cover letter: When applying for entry-level phlebotomist positions, it’s important to have a strong resume and cover letter that highlight your education, certification, and any relevant experience you may have. Be sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to each specific job you apply for. The career department at RCI.edu can help with this!
- Network with healthcare professionals: Networking can be a great way to learn about job opportunities and make connections with healthcare professionals in your area. Consider attending job fairs, joining professional organizations, or connecting with phlebotomists and other healthcare professionals on LinkedIn.
- Apply for entry-level phlebotomist positions: Check online job boards, hospital and clinic websites, and other healthcare job websites for entry-level phlebotomist positions in California. Be sure to follow the application instructions carefully and include all required documents, such as your resume, cover letter, and certification. You may also ask our career services team to set you up with volunteer phlebotomy opportunities to build up your hands-on experience even more.