Founded in 2005 by Val Nesmith of Las Vegas, Medical Skills for Life Institute will begin offering a 13-week course in phlebotomy and laboratory assistance with an optional 12 Lead EKG course in Arlington Towers at 100 N Arlington Ave. Suite #200 Reno, NV 89501. Students will gain valuable skills through classroom instruction and hands-on training in verified venipuncture techniques. They will be equipped to perform a variety of clinical laboratory tests. Courses in medical billing and coding will also be on offer.
After completing a rigorous skills check-off system and a 120-hour externship, graduates will sit for national certifications offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology, National Center for Competency Testing, and National HealthCareer Association. Upon entering the workforce, these newly certified professionals can look forward to steady office hours in clinical laboratories where their annual salaries will start at $26,000 per year.
Medical Skills for Life Institute is positioned to fill a growing need for certified phlebotomists in Nevada, as facilities are increasingly requiring pre-certification prior to hire.