Phlebotomy Classes – New Mexico Locations

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New Mexico Phlebotomy Certification Class

48 Hours In Class

Class Structure:

  1. 48 hours of book and intensive hands on phlebotomist training
  2. National Exam given during last class

Phlebotomy Training Specialists program is 48 hours in length, during which time you will receive all of the book and hands on training that you need to be ready for the workforce right out of class. The hands on training, lab processing, quantity of blood draws, VeinViewer usage, coupled with amazing trainers and just the right amount of book training, ensures you will be successful. This is a fast paced learning environment, but students always have the option to return to the class, or attend alternate classes, free of charge once they have completed the class and attended one time. If you fail the National Examination in this state, we will pay for you to take it a second time, which is just like a pass guarantee. Enroll today to start your career in phlebotomy soon!

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Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, also known as venipuncture technicians or phlebotomists, are an essential part of the medical field. Phlebotomists draw blood from your veins so your doctor can monitor or diagnose medical conditions. Blood and other specimens are also collected by phlebotomists for research purposes, plasma and blood donations, and in hospitals for transfusions. Phlebotomists are indispensable healthcare professionals that must undergo rigorous training to perform their duties.


Phlebotomy Training Specialists

Phlebotomy Training Specialists provide complete entry-level phlebotomy training in 50 locations across 22 states, including the state of New Mexico. Our Albuquerque, New Mexico location serves the county’s over 200,000 residents by graduating many of the nearly 1,500 phlebotomists in the state. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states an increased 22 percent need for certified phlebotomists before 2030.


Phlebotomists Work in Many Venues

Phlebotomists work in all kinds of medical and surgical facilities as well as in diagnostic labs. Wherever you have a need for blood to be drawn, you have a need for a certified phlebotomist.  

How Much Will You Earn?

New Mexico phlebotomists earn an annual mean wage of $32,010, less than the national median annual wage of $37,380. This does not count benefits. A phlebotomist’s salary and benefits package lures many people to train for the in-demand vocation.


Financial Benefits

Many benefits packages include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Sick and vacation time
  • Retirement plans


Some companies offer sign-on bonuses as well. Phlebotomists will always be needed as part of the medical hierarchy. Your career in the phlebotomy field has unlimited growth potential.


Non-Financial and Personal Benefits

For many, the additional benefits to a phlebotomy career are just as important as the financial benefits. Here’s a non-inclusive list:

  • An in-demand profession with a short training program
  • Patient interaction that keeps your days ever-changing
  • Flexibility
  • Serving others


We can help you get started reaching your goals.

Getting Started with Phlebotomy Training Specialists

Phlebotomy Training Specialists has been approved by the New Mexico Community College System, specifically its Private School Licensing Division. Our 48-hour vocational phlebotomy training program provides rigorous book and laboratory instruction. Our team of instructors aims to get you into the workforce as soon as possible after your certification exam. 


Currently, Albuquerque is the only training location in New Mexico. To enroll, you must upload your high-school diploma or GED when applying to the PTS program. Deadlines may vary. Current session openings are listed on our website.  Although approved by the New Mexico Community College System, Phlebotomy Training Specialists is not accredited by the National Department of Education. Therefore, there is no federal financial aid available at this time.


Albuquerque Class Information

Your time is important to you, so we offer full- or part-time days, evenings, and weekend training sessions. Full-time classes meet for 4-hours daily, on weekdays. Part-time weekend classes meet for 8.5 hours each Saturday.

Here are the specifics:


Full-Time Day and Evening Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 12 classes
  • Monday through Thursday, 6 pm to 10 pm, 12 classes


Part-Time Saturday Hours

  • The hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm for six weekends.
  • The hours include lunch and breaks.


Ten pass/fail modules are continually updated as the phlebotomy industry and safety protocols change. 


What Will Phlebotomy Training Cost?

Current fees for the Albuquerque location are $1010 for tuition and $115 for the national exam fee.


The National Certification Exam and Your Credentials

Completing our certification course doesn’t alone qualify you as a phlebotomist. We require that you take the National Healthcare Certification Organization (NHCO)  exam during the last class. If you don’t pass the certification exam, you can take it again at our expense. Once you pass the national exam, you will be ready for entry-level hire as a phlebotomist in New Mexico.

Your Phlebotomy Technician Duties

All phlebotomy techs have common basic duties:


  • Meet and greet patients
  • Confirm patient identity
  • Explain the procedure
  • Draw patient blood
  • Prepare and label blood for lab testing
  • Keep work area maintained

Testing will occur in-house or in an external laboratory setting. The preparation process can involve many vials of blood and other specimens. PTS teaches you the importance of following protocols to the letter, so testing is accurate.


Renewing Credentials

Phlebotomists who wish to renew their credentials take continuing education credits toward recertification. Recertification is required every two years in order to remain an active phlebotomist.


The PTS “Student for Life” policy guarantees that you can prepare for your recertification exam by providing refresher courses. All recertification exams are administered by the NHCO.  Your new career in health care is waiting, and we are here to help get you started today.

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