Phlebotomy in California

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Schools Offering Phlebotomy Programs in California

Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with certificates in phlebotomy. That means an estimated 455 phlebotomists graduate from California's 12 phlebotomy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California that has a phlebotomy program is Institute for Business and Technology. Institute for Business and Technology, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Santa Clara. 82 students graduated with a certificate in phlebotomy from Institute for Business and Technology in 2010.

MTI College, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a phlebotomy program. It is located in Sacramento. 22 students graduated with certificate in phlebotomy from MTI College in 2010.

De Anza College, which is located in Cupertino, is the third-ranked school in California that has a phlebotomy program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 40 students graduated from De Anza College phlebotomy program. De Anza College charged in-state students $878 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at California's phlebotomy schools ranges from $13,095 per year to $728 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,625 per year. The California phlebotomy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Heald College-Concord - located in Concord, students are charged $13,095 per year
  2. De Anza College - located in Cupertino, students are charged $878 per year
  3. Long Beach City College - located in Long Beach, students are charged $802 per year

The phlebotomy schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Palo Verde College - located in Blythe, students are charged $728 per year
  2. Santa Rosa Junior College - located in Santa Rosa, students are charged $742 per year
  3. Long Beach City College - located in Long Beach, students are charged $802 per year

A phlebotomy certificate from a California school... what next?

A large number of California phlebotomy graduates become phlebotomists. If you decide to work as a phlebotomist in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,750 California phlebotomists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California phlebotomists:

  1. Los Angeles County - 5,430 phlebotomists
  2. Orange County - 1,760 phlebotomists
  3. San Diego County - 1,600 phlebotomists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of phlebotomists in California will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 18,600 phlebotomists working in California.


On average, a phlebotomist earns a salary of $42,290 per year in California state. However, this number is only an average. phlebotomists in California had varying salaries from $21,870 to $87,110 per year in 2010. A phlebotomist in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Solano County - $55,380 per year
  2. Marin County - $53,330 per year
  3. San Benito County - $49,660 per year

On average, phlebotomists earns the least in the following California counties:

  1. Imperial County - $30,360 per year
  2. Merced County - $32,100 per year
  3. Kern County - $34,830 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional California statistics regarding a career in phlebotomy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as allied health or phlebotomy.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Phlebotomy in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,768 miles from location Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley CA n/a n/a n/a
7,824 miles from location Angeles College of Nursing Los Angeles CA n/a n/a n/a
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,951 miles from location De Anza College Cupertino CA 24.9068 n/a 25,191
7,764 miles from location Palo Verde College Blythe CA 9.84469 n/a 3,516
7,933 miles from location Heald College-Concord Concord CA 18.4807 n/a 1,371
7,946 miles from location Institute for Business and Technology Santa Clara CA 37.426 100% 691
7,882 miles from location MTI College Sacramento CA 30.644 100% 555
7,878 miles from location National Career Education Rancho Cordova CA 13.4411 n/a 326
7,943 miles from location Institute of Medical Education San Jose CA n/a n/a 170
7,729 miles from location California Nurses Educational Institute Cathedral City CA n/a n/a 97

Curious what studying Phlebotomy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians + 15,750 $42,290 59.7%

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