Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certification Program at MTI College in Sacramento, California
With a variety of work in a variety of work environments, Medical Assistants have many career options. Add Phlebotomy training to the mix, and you open even more doors. Our hands-on job training is fast-paced by design because your time is valuable. MTI College gives you the real-world experience you need to enter the medical field as a certified Medical Assistant and certified Phlebotomist. Review our course and industry information to see if our Sacramento Medical Assistant school is right for you. Fill out an information or tour request form to get started today.
What do MTI Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy classes cover?
Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy courses cover the practical skills and knowledge you need to pass the licensing exam and successfully work in the industry. Read more for an overview of each topic.
- Comprehensive training in clinical and laboratory procedures
- 160 hour medical externship at a Sacramento doctors’ office or clinic
- Anatomy and physiology
- Medical terminology, medical records, and medical coding
- Administrative office duties and computer skills
- 40-80 hour phlebotomy externship at a Sacramento laboratory or hospital
- General phlebotomy techniques & specimen preparation
- Infection control and safety
- Medical Ethics, legal Issues & communication
- Pharmacology, problem solving, and much more
For more information about certified medical assistant school at MTI College of Sacramento, fill out the easy Request Information form today!
Demand for Medical Assistants and Phlebotomists
The Bureau of Labor Statistics project Medical Assistant employment will grow around 29% by 2026.
What drives the demand for certified Medical Assistants with Phlebotomy training?
Two major factors contributing to this growth are
- Physicians need assistants to help manage the increasing number of primary care patients
- The increased number of healthcare facilities means an increased need for support staff
The need for skilled healthcare professionals with a medical assistant certification is good news for future medical assistants looking to join a growing industry.
If you think it is time to start a rewarding new career in the medical field, call today to learn about our exciting Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy courses!
Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Job Description
What does a Medical Assistant do in Sacramento, California?
Medical Assistants are respected healthcare team members. They support physicians, clinics, hospitals, and laboratories with all day-to-day tasks. Often the first medical professional a patient meets, Medical Assistants play an important role in creating a great healthcare experience.
What does a Phlebotomist do in Sacramento, California?
Licensed Phlebotomists draw blood and collect patient samples. They prepare and package samples for analysis, ensuring they follow safety procedures that reduce the chance of spreading infection. Phlebotomy is a specialized medical role and the need for Certified Phlebotomists is expected to grow 25% by 2026.
Where can I work as a certified Medical Assistant or licensed Phlebotomist in Sacramento, California?
Most medical professionals and medical facilities depend on Medical Assistants and Phlebotomists. The range of options continue to grow as the need for specialized healthcare centers increases.
- Doctor offices and clinics
- Hospitals and emergency care centers
- Laboratories and blood donation centers
- Nursing homes
What are the important qualities of a Medical Assistant with a Phlebotomy license?
- Passion for helping others
- Attention to details and ability to stay organized
- Uncompromising concern for safety
- Ability to use computers, phones, and other office equipment
- Enjoys fast-paced work
What are common tasks for a Medical Assistant with a Phlebotomy license?
- Operate front desk and greet patients
- Review and enter patient data
- Draw blood and process samples for analysis
As you can see, becoming a Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomist can be a great way to enter the medical field. Complete the Request Information form or call our Admissions team to learn more today!
Endorsement and Certifications
Why choose MTI College’s Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certification program?
We are proud members of the
- American Medical Technologists Association
- National Center for Competency Testing
We prepare MTI graduates for the
- Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam
Complete the online application and an admissions advisor will walk you through the application process.
We look forward to helping you start your healthcare career.
- MO126 - Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
- This course is designed to help students succeed in healthcare careers by familiarizing them with medical terms and an introduction into human anatomy and physiology. An emphasis is placed on teaching how terminology relates to the functions and structures of the human body. A systematic learning approach will be used to acquaint the student with the human body and teach terms and word parts related to specific medical specialties and pathological conditions.
- MO130 - Medical Office Practice
- This course is an overview of the responsibilities of medical front office personnel. Focus will be on medical office interactions, human relations, customer service, the main medical specialties and their focuses, and the role of medical assisting. Patient confidentiality, ethics in the work place, and other legal issues are discussed. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be covered. Medical office bookkeeping and payroll are included.
- MO171 - Clinical Assisting
- This course introduces students to basic skills and routine procedures found in a clinic or medical office setting. In addition, students become familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and guidelines. Topics include: patient screening, obtaining vital signs, recording patient history, preparing and maintaining treatments areas, patient preparation, patient education, customer service, assisting in routine and specialty exams or procedures, first aid and CPR, asepsis and sterilization procedures, and responding to medical emergencies.
- MO181 - Laboratory Assisting I
- This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students will learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens.
- MO186 - Laboratory Assisting II
- This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens. Students learn and apply various methods of specimen collection, administer injections and perform venipuncture.
- MO190 - Medical Assisting Certification Strategies
- Students will learn and apply certification testing strategies to help them prepare for and pass the examination required to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA).
- MO500 - Medical Assisting Externship
- This 160-hour externship is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting that is separate from the college. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Medical Assistant program and demonstrate professionalism in interacting with healthcare professionals and patients. Students will perform administrative and clinical procedures under the supervision of a healthcare professional and receive feedback on their performance.
- PH100 - Phlebotomy
- This course focuses on basic infection control, anatomy and medical terminology. Students will learn proper vein selection, patient identification; types of collection equipment, waste disposal, and post puncture care. Students will continue to learn advanced infectious disease control and biohazards. They will also learn the anticoagulation theory, along with knowledge of pre-analytical sources of error in specimen collection, transport, processing, and storage. Also taught are anatomical site selection, patient preparation, risk factors, and appropriate responses to complications that may arise from phlebotomy. In addition, applications of basic concepts of interpersonal relations, stress management, professional behavior and ethics, legal implications of phlebotomy, quality assurance, and legal issues related to blood collection will be covered.
- PH500 - Phlebotomy Externship
- Students will perform phlebotomy collection in a clinical setting that is separate from the college. Students will assist patients of varying ages and health, whose blood is being tested by a clinical laboratory.
Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!
Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students
Median Loan Debt: $6,618
*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program in the 2016-2017 award year. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Registration: $16,000
Books and Supplies: $3,476
Job Placement Rate
Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 95%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 76%
Based on the number of Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate graduates in the 2016-2017 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.
* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation
California License Examination Pass Rates
A written examination and practical (hands-on) externship are required to become a licensed phlebotomist in California.
In the 2017 calendar year, MTI College students achieved a 96% examination pass rate.
The National Center for Competency Testing does not provide institutional pass rates for the written examination on their website. Please contact the college for information on test pass rates.
All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.