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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be accepted at the TLJ Health Career Center?

The general requirements to attend a phlebotomy and medical Assistant training course include the following:

  1. High School Diploma or GED.

  2. Over The Age Of 16.

  3. Clean Background Check (No Felonies)

  4. Negative TB Test.

How many clinical hours do you need for phlebotomy?

A phlebotomy training program is generally compiled  class hours and clinical hours that will take place outside of the class, usually at a laboratory or medical institute united with the program.

How much does a phlebotomy technician make in Georgia?

As of February 8,2023 the average annual pay for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician in Georgia is $40,836 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $18.00 an hour. 

How long does it take to become a Phlebotomist?

 The Phlebotomy program takes 10 weeks, the program prepares students to sit for national certifying       examinations upon graduation.

How long does it take to be a medical assistant in Georgia?

Students can obtain a certification in medical assistant in 16 weeks. The program prepares students to sit for national certifying examinations upon graduation.

Do medical assistants need a certification  in Georgia?

Medical assistants in Georgia are not required to possess a certification, but employees are most likely to hire a  Medical Assistant with certification.

Do medical assistants get paid well?

According to 2023 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assistants earns an average annual salary of $46,400 per year ($18.43 hour). The highest paid medical assistants – in the top 10% - earn $50,580 per year on average.

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