Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Phlebotomy
If you're searching for a career in a rapidly growing industry, desire to help doctor's diagnose diseases, want to play a role in helping patients discover what ails them, enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and aren't one to be squeamish at the sight of blood, a degree or certification in Phlebotomy may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Phlebotomy students typically pursue a certification program, associate degree (2 years), or bachelor's degree (4 years) prior to entering the workforce. Some states also require professional Phlebotomists to obtain state licensure prior to beginning their career.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in science and biology helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Phlebotomy Degree Or Certification
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Phlebotomy include:
- Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Phlebotomists was $35,510 in 2019 (1) while Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians earned a median salary of $53,120 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.