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- by jeanylorenz Aug 19, '04I have some extra time befor I move to Colorado after Christmas. I was considering taking a phlebotomist class for $1000.00, but I'm not sure on the pay or the need. Does anyone have an idea?
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- Aug 24, '04 by trish820Hello. I am a PCA in Ohio but I have taken the Phlebotomy training and depending on where you work depends on your pay. Our lab at the local hospital I work at pays $9.00 an hour but as a PCA I make $11.00. PCA's do alot more than a Phlebotomist though but maybe that will help. You can also check out www.salary.com and find out.
- Aug 30, '04 by jeanylorenzThanks for your response. What exactly is a PCA?
- Aug 30, '04 by trish820I am just like a Nurses Assistant but we do more like draw blood and insert foley catheters. Just in case you don't know what a nurses assistant is here is what we do...
Help the patients bathe
Change their beds
Help them ambulate down the hall if possible
Empty their catheters
Pass meal trays
Change incontinent patients and turn them
Accuchecks (Blood Sugar Test)
That is mostly what we do. Hope that help.