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How will your phlebotomy education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the phlebotomy education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 270 traditional phlebotomy schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had phlebotomy programs were:

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska
  2. Health Opportunity Technical Center - located in Miami, Florida
  3. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, certificates in phlebotomy were earned by 6,935 students in the US. Of these students, 6,927 received certifications in phlebotomy and 8 received an undergraduate degree in phlebotomy.


Students can pursue education in phlebotomy at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Phlebotomy
  • Certificate in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their phlebotomy certificate:

  • Lab Techniques
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Drawing Blood
  • Critical Thinking
  • Psychology


The average tuition at phlebotomy schools around the nation was $10,082 per year in 2010. The following phlebotomy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, Pennsylvania, students paid $20,000
  2. Spencerian College-Lexington - located in Lexington, Kentucky, students paid $16,000
  3. Arizona College of Allied Health - located in Glendale, Arizona, students paid $13,525

The phlebotomy schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Southeastern Community College - located in Whiteville, North Carolina, students paid $1,299
  2. Colby Community College - located in Colby, Kansas, students paid $2,720
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska, students paid $4,910

How will your phlebotomy job compare?

Phlebotomist is the profession of choice for a large number of phlebotomy graduates. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 156,480 phlebotomists were working in the US. The largest populations of phlebotomists are in the following states:

  1. California - 15,750 Phlebotomists
  2. Texas - 12,840 Phlebotomists
  3. Pennsylvania - 9,050 Phlebotomists

Projected Growth

The number of phlebotomists is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 35%
  2. Idaho - 29%
  3. Washington State - 28%


On average, a phlebotomist earns a salary of $36,183 per year in the US. However, factors such as professional associations and certifications, your boss, or your exact job description can cause the salary for a phlebotomist to vary greatly. A phlebotomist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $16,300 per year to more than $87,110 per year. Phlebotomists in the following states make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Rhode Island - $59,510 per year
  2. Washington DC - $48,290 per year
  3. Connecticut - $45,680 per year

Phlebotomists in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Wyoming - $28,630 per year
  2. Utah - $30,030 per year
  3. Alabama - $32,010 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 156,480 $38,190 9.9%