L Martinez
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Is a certificate in Phlebotomy only good in the state you passed the test?

I have a phlebotomy certificate (and a Medical Assisting Certificate and a EKG Tech certificate) that I earned in a New York school. As far as I can tell, the certificates don't specifically say that they are only good for Medical Assisting or Phlebotomy or EKG jobs in New York. However I think that such certificates are not always acceptable in other states than where you passed the test for them. If I have a phlebotomy certificate I earned in NY, can I apply for work in NJ? How about Baltimore or other neighboring states? There doesn't seem to be opportunities to work as a phlebotomist nearby. I would be willing to commute to neighboring New Jersey or even a bit further at last at first so as to get experience (and that is another question I have to post about), but am I wasting time applying for phlebotomist jobs anywhere other than New York?

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Jamie Swizynski
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To: L Martinez

I'm not sure about NY what the requirements are for Medical Assisting, EKG, and Phlebotomy. In Boise ID where I live my Medical Assisting covers all 3. If your not sure try to contact your state board for Medical Assisting and see if you are able to apply for jobs in the 3 different areas. Good Luck! Jamie S

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Jeremiah Gupton
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Job opportunity for that field should be able to let you travel as long as you have your degree. A degree is a degree made for instance to earn a job and have supplemental income come in to work for you. Try to find another option but keep your degree and then go back to work at that same job. You are not wasting your time. The job fields are filled with a lot of people who want the same job as you. Try to work at a local hospital if you can to get that job if you can't get it anywhere in that area.

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Jennafer Palmer
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Hi L Martinez, You will not find information written on any of these certificates, telling you where they can be used. I don't know what company you did your State board certification with, but if the company is accredited by the US government your certificates should be good to use anywhere outside of New York State. I did my State board with National Healthcareer Association and all of their certificates are acceptable in all states outside of New York State and I don't have to worry about sitting a next exam in a next state. If you did your exam with the same company I did mine with, you can quote every word I say regarding the acceptance of the certificates in other states outside of New York State. I think you should go to some of these hospitals websites and look through their job posting to see what is available. You will have to create an account with them. Most of the times these employers that higher you will train you to do the job their way, no matter how much experience you bring to the table. Make sure you have a very good Resume ready to post on their website that will make them want to higher you. Good luck on your job search.

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Renee Braddy
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In maryland, look up the maryland board of nursing website. Certificates may be good if they are controlled by company that state agreements and the state you received that certificate as well as the state you plan on practicing both participate in the compact state agreements. Not all certificates and licenses fall under the compact state guidelines. Good luck.

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Dorothy Hawkins
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No. Your Phlebotomy certificate is good in every state with the exception of California (so far). California requires a 40 hour didactic course along with your current certificate that will allow you to work in the state. You can get the didactic at a community college near you. Kaiser Permanente offers it as well.

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i dont think it is for example in san antonio texas starting pay for phlebotomy certification with the blood bank of san antonio is 13.50 an hour to 18. 50 an hour with with your experience and certification .

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Lisa Sharon Moore
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Yes but I suggest if your seriously wanting to know call the county health department that you live in they would be the ones to let you know

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Brittany Caskey
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I'm wanting to take the phlebotomy program but it's just a certificate, and I live in Ohio and my husband and I are wanting to move to Florida here in the next year is there going to be a problem? How would I transfer everything?

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Angella Hibbert
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I have my Phlebotomist and EKG license in Newyork by Medca certification,can I use it to work in New Jersey?

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Jessica Davison
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I passed the phlebotomy final for the school. And have a certificate of completion. Can I work with that or do I need to pass the nys exam?

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