Montgomery County Community College’s nationally approved* phlebotomy program is one of only 66 in the country. Phlebotomists draw blood for laboratory tests, research or blood donations. According to the U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers and other locations need phlebotomists to perform blood collection. Phlebotomy provides individuals with the opportunity to work in a health care environment by becoming an important part of the medical team.