KLAMATH FALLS – Klamath Community College is offering its first non-credit phlebotomy training in Lakeview.
The 10-week, 80-hour training will prepare students to pass the National Healthcareers Association certification exam as a phlebotomist.
“There is a great need in our community for trained medical professionals, and this is a terrific path into a living-wage job for those who don’t want to pursue a two-year degree,” said Lake County Program Coordinator Cheryl Eniero.
Classes will be streamed synchronously from the Klamath Falls campus to the Lake County KCC campus Learning & Innovation Center at 220 S H St, Lakeview. Successful students will also complete a 40-hour externship with Lake District Hospital.
Phlebotomists are trained professionals who draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job need for phlebotomists is expected to grow about 25 percent through 2024.
In 2015, the average phlebotomy wage in Oregon was $16.91 per hour, about $35,000 per year, according to the State of Oregon Employment Department.
Class size is limited to six students.
A limited number of scholarships are available to students who qualify. For more information call KCC Community Education at 541-880-2253.
Klamath Community College is an AA/EEO/VET/ADA Institution