Phlebotomy Pathway

Phlebotomy Technicians save lives every day by collecting blood samples that can help to confirm a patient’s perfect bill of health or reveal an underlying health issue. They are responsible for identifying the best collection method for specific patients, drawing blood, accurately labeling vials, and properly transporting the samples to the laboratory for analysis.

The Importance of Phlebotomy

  • Blood transfusions save millions of lives each year, and without the precise work of trained phlebotomy technicians, patients’ lives would be put at risk. *
  • Being a Phlebotomist can open doors to other careers in the medical field. *
  • Phlebotomy is a growing field with experts predicting a 23% increase by 2028. *
    *Source: aimseducation.edu/blog/5-reasons-consider-career-phlebotomy

Why become a Phlebotomy Technician?

  • The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $36,320 in May 2020. **
  • An excellent opportunity to move from a non-clinical to a clinical position.
  • With additional training, Phlebotomy Technicians can move into more advanced positions such as Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Medical Lab Technician (MLT).
  • Phlebotomy Technicians can work in various healthcare settings, including state, local, and private hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, offices of physicians and other health care professionals, and outpatient care centers.

** Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Locations

Find your region below and click to expand to find out about program length, prerequisites and more:

California

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program length: 40 hours classroom and 40 hours clinical externship

Locations: Artesia, Bakersfield, Camarillo, Citrus Heights, Fresno, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Culver City), Manteca, Mission Viejo, National City, Panorama City, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Victorville, West Covina, Westminster

 

Provider: Clinical Training Institute

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program length: 40 hours in-person classroom training and 40 hours clinical externship at CTI’s in-house labs

Schedule Options: Afternoons, evenings, Saturdays, and mornings.

Locations: Oxnard, Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, Santa Maria, Lancaster

Southern California

Provider: West Los Angeles College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program length: 88 hours

Prerequisites: None

Northern California

Provider: Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program Length: 160 hours in-person classroom and practical training + 160 hours clinical externship

Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday from 9am – 5pm

Location: Richmond

Prerequisites: Passing Wonderlic score of 15 and valid CPR card or e-card from the American Heart Association, Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

Nevada

Provider: College of Southern Nevada

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 6 units

Prerequisite: None

 

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Campus: Las Vegas

Program Length: 40 hours in-person classroom training, 80 hours clinical externship.

Colorado

Provider: Arapahoe Community College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Prerequisites: None

 

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 8 units

Prerequisites: None

 

Medical Laboratory Technology Degree

Program Length: Two years

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Community College of Denver

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills: word processing, PowerPoint, and use of email. Students complete the Introduction to Computing Technology course.

 

Provider: Community College of Aurora

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 7 units

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Pima Medical Institute

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Program Length: 400 hours

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS)

Program Locations: Denver, Thornton, Colorado Springs

Program Length: 32 hours in-person classroom training

Oregon

Provider: Phlebotomy Training Specialists

Certificate of completion

Campuses: Beaverton, Clackamas and Salem

Program Length: 48 hours in-person classroom training

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Portland Community College

Phlebotomy Certificate

Program Length: 2 terms or 90 hours

Prerequisites: None

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program. (We may have limited availability for members in the Northwest, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico and we encourage you to login to MyEdFund to check availability.)

We anticipate a high level of interest and limited availability again in 2023, and we encourage you to create an individualized educational plan for 2023 with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.