Phlebotomy Training and Certification

Phlebotomy Training & Certification

We’re here to help you find the best phlebotomy training to help you pass your examinations. This free site includes guides and articles about this rewarding career, how best to prepare for the exams, what to expect in the job, and how to progress your career in healthcare. Our list of accredited schools providing classes and training online and in campus plus jobs and salary guides provide you with all the resources you need to get you started on a path to certification and so help you become a qualified phlebotomist.

Passing your phlebotomy qualification means you will be certified to work in a hospital or clinic in your state or region and it provides you with a great first step into the healthcare or medical industry.

Working as a phlebotomist means you’ll be looking after and managing the process of taking blood samples, testing and blood donation. There are differences between this career and other healthcare professionals, such as a CNA (certified nurse assistant), which we cover later on this page. But all of these roles are essential in nursing and healthcare, so a future career path looks secure.

As a prospective student, you can research and quickly request information about schools in your state offering training programs. Use our search tools to find the best, affordable and accredited schools in your state or city, so if you’re looking for specific schools or researching the subject, we can help. Thanks for visiting!

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Phlebotomy Training in Your State

As an important branch of the healthcare and medical profession, it’s essential that you choose the training class that’s best for you. Once you’ve chosen your course, in less than three months, you can gain a recognized certification and start to apply for job vacancies in a hospital or clinic in your city or area. You can use our directory of schools to research the school by State or enter your zipcode in our search tool to find schools offering training in San Diego, or a course providing training in Los Angeles,

Finding the Best Schools

As a prospective student, you’re probably looking to carry out research and find out all you can about schools, programs and what they can offer you. To help you decide, simply request an information pack from any of the schools listed on this site – it’s quick, easy and free. There are dozens of options in almost every State so use our guides to help you quickly find phlebotomy training in your state and request a free info pack from the schools and colleges that interest you. It takes two minutes to request a detailed pack that will help you decide if this is the school for you.


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Study towards Phlebotomy Certification

There are three main ways you can study to gain a qualification.

  1. a short 10-week certification program
  2. a one-year diploma course at a technical or vocational school
  3. a two-year degree class that results in an associate degree and allows you to continue further education in a nursing subject

Each of these three options leads to a different level of exam and, if you pass, you’ll have a certificate that is normally issued by the American Medical Association.


How does a working as a phlebotomist compare with…

We’ve provided articles to help you compare this qualification and career with four other popular healthcare roles that you might be considering:

Costs of Study: the Financials of Certification

Lastly, and, importantly, we look at the financial aspect of studying for your certification and qualification, including the scope for financial aid to help you take this first step onto the medical career ladder. To keep you motivated, we’ve plenty of articles on the job opportunities and the salary you can expect as a healthcare professional in different nursing and healthcare career paths. We’ve also written a list of recommended website resources and study guides and books.

Working after Phlebotomist certificationThe Role and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomist

Working in a hospital, clinic or healthcare center, this person is an important member of the team responsible for drawing blood, samples, and testing. To give you an idea of the responsibilities and routine, a typical job profile would look like this:

Typical Job Profile

Responsible for obtaining blood specimens from patients and for the clerical function of the laboratory including maintenance of all data processing equipment, processing and distribution of patient specimens, organization of laboratory test requests, charting of laboratory reports, and communication between nursing units and the laboratory. Assists students in the specific area for development of technical, clinical, and problem solving. Performs additional duties as needed and or assigned

Typical Qualifications Required

    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Current BLS Certification
    • Possesses clerical and computer skills

This is just a typical role profile, but if you start to look at the job listings you’ll see a range of variations including experience or working as part of a specialist team.
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Best for You: School Campus or Online Phlebotomy Training?

Using our school search feature, it’s quick, easy and free to request an information pack from any school. We list plenty of schools that offer campus-based courses and online learning options. In the pack, you’ll receive more about these options and the full details of the program’s entry requirements, teachers and, importantly, the financial aid available to you. We provide a comprehensive directory of accredited schools in your area for both campus and online (distance learning) options.

Use our simple, quick and free information request form to receive a free prospectus from the colleges and universities of your choice: these information packs are full of details about entry requirements, the program, teachers, cost and financial aid available.


To help you find out about the subject, you’ll find over sixty specialist articles on this website which provides information to help you choose the best, cheapest or nearest accredited college that provides the best training program and so make the right choice for your future career path as a phlebotomist.

This website is a free source of information and explains how much your course will cost, how to find out more about studying for your certification exams, and how best to ace the application process and make sure that you get into the class of your choice. Get started now and read up about this great career and then find the best program that suits you.

Good luck with your studies, your classes and your exams – and keep in touch !

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Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 15:57 pm
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