Clinical Laboratory Science
Phlebotomist

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Salary: $21,994 - $28,080
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Hourly: $10.02 - $16.06
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 4-6 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
Training programs run from 16 to 34 weeks. The curriculum includes instruction in how to obtain and handle blood samples, skin puncture collection techniques, communication, ethics, professionalism in healthcare settings, infection control, and safety in blood collection.

Licensure/Certification
Although no state licensing is required for phlebotomists, those who obtain certification from national credentialing agencies have a better chance for employment. These agencies include the National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians.

Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Alvin Community College Alvin C
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Amarillo College Amarillo C
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Austin Community College Austin C
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Central Texas College Killeen C
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Frank Phillips College Borger C
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Grayson County College Denison C
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Laredo Community College Laredo C
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston C
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Northeast Texas Community College Mt. Pleasant C
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Palo Alto College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Panola College Carthage C
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Richland College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C
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San Jacinto College: North Campus Houston C
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San Jacinto College: South Campus Houston C
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Trinity Valley Community College Athens C
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Victoria College Victoria C
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Weatherford College Weatherford C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate