Attending an accredited phlebotomy certification program gives you a great opportunity to jumpstart your career. And the best part is that you don’t have to go far from home to take classes. We’ve gathered a list of schools near you in Alaska. We also address what phlebotomists do and what you can expect during training.
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. As a phlebotomist, you’ll be responsible for obtaining blood specimens from patients and ensuring the safe and accurate handling of blood specimens. This is a vital role in any clinic or laboratory.
The skills necessary to be a successful phlebotomist include being calm under pressure, good communication skills, and attention to detail. In addition, it is important to work independently and as part of a team. Phlebotomists also need to be comfortable working with blood and other bodily fluids.
When choosing a school for your phlebotomy training, it’s a good idea to find one that meets your needs and provides the education you need to be successful. Each school on our list offers different programs and services, so read up on each before deciding.
|Help Us Out!||Mash This Button!||Image||Category||School Name||Street Address||City||State||Zip Code||Google Map Link||Website||Phone Number||Latitude||Longitude||LatLong||Rating||Reviews||Summary||Monday Hours||Tuesday Hours||Wednesday Hours||Thursday Hours||Friday Hours||Saturday Hours||Sunday Hours||id||Plus Code||Details|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School Anchorage||721 Depot Dr Suite 118||Anchorage||AK||99501||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/||(360) 522-3226||61.221685||-149.896840||61.2216851-149.89684||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,726||64C3+M7 Downtown, Anchorage, AK|
|Training school||Tundra Medical Training and Supplies||4900 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy||Wasilla||AK||99654||https://tundratrainingonline.com/||(907) 373-3483||61.584569||-149.326988||61.5845689-149.3269878||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||3,727||HMMF+R6 Wasilla, Alaska|
|Training centre||RADACT||3901 Old Seward Hwy #8||Anchorage||AK||99503||http://www.radact.com/||(907) 563-9202||61.185343||-149.866113||61.1853432-149.866113||4.8||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||3,728||54PM+4H Midtown, Anchorage, AK|
|Vocational school||Charter College||2221 E Northern Lights Blvd #120||Anchorage||AK||99508||https://www.chartercollege.edu/locations/anchorage-ak?utm_source=google&utm_medium=google_my_business&utm_campaign=website_click||(907) 277-1000||61.196506||-149.839326||61.1965064-149.8393264||3.4||3,729||55W6+J7 Rogers Park, Anchorage,|
|Trade school||Northern Industrial Training||1740 Terrilou Ct||Palmer||AK||99645||http://www.nitalaska.com/||(907) 357-6400||61.598887||-149.160996||61.5988865-149.1609959||4.0||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,730||HRXQ+HJ Palmer, Alaska|
|Adult education school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||3901 Old Seward Hwy Suite 114||Anchorage||AK||99503||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/alaska/anchorage-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=anchorage||(888) 531-8378||61.184419||-149.865543||61.1844192-149.8655431||5.0||4:30AM to 5:30PM||4:30AM to 5:30PM||4:30AM to 5:30PM||4:30AM to 5:30PM||4:30AM to 5:30PM||3 to 10AM||Closed||3,731||54MM+QQ Midtown, Anchorage, AK|
|College||Alaska Career College||1415 E Tudor Rd||Anchorage||AK||99507||http://alaskacareercollege.edu/||(907) 563-7575||61.181160||-149.856903||61.1811601-149.8569025||3.7||3,732||54JV+F6 Tudor Area, Anchorage, A|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||235 E 8th Ave Ste 200||Anchorage||AK||99501||https://www.redcross.org/local/alaska.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings||(907) 646-5401||61.214867||-149.879686||61.2148671-149.8796862||4.8||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,733||647C+W4 Downtown, Anchorage, AK|
|Public university||University of Alaska Fairbanks||505 S Chandalar||Fairbanks||AK||99775||http://www.uaf.edu/||(907) 474-7034||64.855575||-147.834060||64.8555748-147.8340597||4.1||Closed||12:30PM to 1AM||Closed||12 to 12:30AM||Closed||Closed||Closed||3,734||V548+69 Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Trade school||National Personal Training Institute||3415 Airport Way||Fairbanks||AK||99709||https://nationalpti.org/school/fairbanks-ak/||(800) 960-6294||64.835676||-147.803054||64.8356758-147.8030536||6:30AM to 7PM||6:30AM to 7PM||6:30AM to 7PM||6:30AM to 7PM||Closed||6:30AM to 7PM||Closed||3,735||R5PW+7Q Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Technical school||Northern Industrial Training - Anchorage||3201 C St STE 308||Anchorage||AK||99503||https://www.nitalaska.com/||(907) 743-7700||61.191191||-149.885693||61.1911908-149.8856926||4.4||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,736||54R7+FQ Midtown, Anchorage, AK|
|Emergency training school||Team One LLC||5431 E 30th Ave||Anchorage||AK||99508||http://www.teamonealaska.com/||(907) 929-3900||61.193511||-149.779001||61.1935109-149.7790014||3.8||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||3,737||56VC+C9 U-MED District, Anchorag|
|General hospital||Fairbanks Memorial Hospital||1650 Cowles St||Fairbanks||AK||99701||https://www.foundationhealth.org/about_us/patients_and_visitors/our_campuses/fmh~2||(907) 452-8181||64.831279||-147.738628||64.8312788-147.7386278||2.8||3,738||R7J6+GG Fairbanks, Alaska|
|College||Matanuska-Susitna College||8295 College Dr||Palmer||AK||99645||https://matsu.alaska.edu/||(907) 745-9746||61.579455||-149.241790||61.5794548-149.2417904||4.3||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||Closed||3,739||HQH5+Q7 Palmer, Alaska|
|College||UAF Community and Technical College||604 Barnette St||Fairbanks||AK||99701||http://ctc.uaf.edu/||(907) 455-2800||64.841064||-147.726517||64.8410644-147.7265167||4.4||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,740||R7RF+C9 Fairbanks, Alaska|
|School||MatSu CNA Training Program||12130 Maple Springs Way STE 300||Palmer||AK||99645||http://mat-sucna.com/||(907) 802-1050||61.596657||-149.146179||61.5966565-149.1461785||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||3,741||HVW3+MG Palmer, Alaska|
|Medical laboratory||Labcorp||1626 30th Ave||Fairbanks||AK||99701||https://locations.labcorp.com/ak/fairbanks/25427/||(907) 479-0332||64.820377||-147.742785||64.8203766-147.7427848||4.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||3,742||R7C4+5V Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Laboratory||Vocational Medical Trainers of Alaska||281 Main St||Wasilla||AK||99654||(907) 373-6357||61.581951||-149.440694||61.5819507-149.4406936||1.0||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||Closed||3,743||HHJ5+QP Wasilla, Alaska|
|High school||Alternative Career Education||2650 E Northern Lights Blvd||Anchorage||AK||99508||(907) 742-8850||61.193523||-149.832314||61.1935228-149.8323135||6:30AM to 3PM||6:30AM to 3PM||6:30AM to 3PM||6:30AM to 3PM||6:30AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||3,744||55V8+CX U-MED District, Anchorag|
|Drug testing service||Valley Phlebotomy Service LLC.||951 E Bogard Rd STE 102||Wasilla||AK||99654||https://www.facebook.com/Valley-Phlebotomy-Service-LLC-126436710743825/||(907) 376-6435||61.587639||-149.425512||61.587639-149.4255117||3.7||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||3,745||HHQF+3Q Wasilla, Alaska|
|University department||UAA School of Allied Health||3500 Seawolf Dr||Anchorage||AK||99508||https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/school-of-allied-health/contact-us/index.cshtml||(907) 786-1800||61.188804||-149.830279||61.188804-149.8302786||5.0||3,746||55Q9+GV U-MED District, Anchorag|
|Adult education school||Alaska Vocational Training Center||1565 Bragaw St||Anchorage||AK||99508||https://labor.alaska.gov/dets/tvep.htm||(907) 267-9113||61.207042||-149.807610||61.207042-149.80761||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,747||654R+RX Russian Jack Park, Ancho|
|Tutoring service||Providence Alaska Learning Institute||3260 Providence Dr Suite C526||Anchorage||AK||99508||https://www.providence.org/locations/ak/alaska-learning-institute?ls=location&y_source=1_MjQzNTg5MjktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU||(907) 212-3011||61.188079||-149.818863||61.1880785-149.8188629||3,748||55QJ+6F U-MED District, Anchorag|
|Technical school||Anchorage Vocational Academic Institute of Learning||425 C St||Anchorage||AK||99501||(907) 742-4930||61.217680||-149.886960||61.2176801-149.8869598||3,749||6497+56 Downtown, Anchorage, AK|
|Vocational school||University of Alaska Southeast Technical Education Center||Harris Harbor Way||Juneau||AK||99801||http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/||(907) 796-6120||58.303460||-134.429474||58.30346-134.4294741||3.7||3,750||8H3C+96 Downtown Juneau, Juneau,|
|Public university||University of Alaska Southeast||11066 Auke Lake Way||Juneau||AK||99801||http://www.uas.alaska.edu/||(907) 796-6100||58.385521||-134.640746||58.3855214-134.6407459||4.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,751||99P5+6P Auke Bay, Juneau, AK|
|Vocational school||Charter College||721 W Parks Hwy||Wasilla||AK||99654||https://www.chartercollege.edu/locations/wasilla-ak?utm_source=google&utm_medium=google_my_business&utm_campaign=website_click||(907) 352-1000||61.582015||-149.469031||61.5820154-149.469031||4.1||3,752||HGJJ+R9 Wasilla, Alaska|
Phlebotomy is a great career choice for people who want to help others. It is a very versatile field, and there are many ways to use your phlebotomy skills. Getting your CPT level one certificate takes one to two semesters, and many schools offer online classes.
- 18 years of age
- Proof of residency in Alaska
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Immunization records
After completing your phlebotomy course, you can take the exam to become certified. Different agencies supply the tests, but they all have the same content. Tests are three hours long and cover many topics, including blood collection procedures, safety and infection control, patient assessment, and more. Several organizations provide certification tests. See the links in the last section to learn more about the organizations that set school standards and grant certifications for technicians.
Classes can be challenging, but completing a certification program does not take long. You can complete most programs in four to six months. You can expect to learn about the following:
- The history of phlebotomy
- How to safely draw blood from patients
- The different types of blood vessels and how to find them
- How to prepare specimens for testing
- HIPAA and OSHA regulations
- Taking vital signs and collecting non-blood samples
- Performing point-of-care testing and quality control
You’ll receive classroom work, and hands-on training in a clinical setting. Programs vary regarding the number of classrooms and hands-on training hours required, but most programs will provide at least 40 hours each. Once you receive 20 hours of hands-on training under supervision, you can perform blood draws without supervision during the rest of your training.
Phlebotomists work in various places, including hospitals, clinics, and private laboratories. Depending on their employer’s needs, they may work daytime or evening shifts, and some phlebotomists also work weekends. No matter where they work, phlebotomists must always adhere to strict safety protocols in labs, blood banks, and hospitals. This includes wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following safety guidelines when handling blood and other specimens, and properly disposing of medical waste.
Phlebotomists are a critical part of the medical field, and the majority of them work in hospitals and laboratories. However, there are other places where they can be employed. For example, a phlebotomist may be employed by a home health agency to draw blood from patients in their homes. Phlebotomists who work in home care typically have specialized training in this area and can provide quality care to patients in their own homes.
- Outpatient Care Centers
- Physicians Offices
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Veterinarians Offices
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomy is an important part of the healthcare field, and those who are trained in this skill have many opportunities for advancement. Your career path will depend on where you work and the area you specialize in. There are many areas you can work in from pediatrics and geriatrics to veterinarian and forensic phlebotomy. You can also become a traveling phlebotomist.
With solid training and experience, you can pursue a career in healthcare that offers many possibilities for advancement. You could pursue a career as a:
- Lab Technician
- Medical Assistant
- Physician’s Assistant
- Research scientist
- Research Scientist
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hourly mean wage for phlebotomists in Alaska is $21.11, and the annual mean wage is $43,900. This is a great wage compared to other states, and it’s likely to continue increasing as the demand for phlebotomists grows. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a phlebotomist, Alaska is a great place to do it!
In Alaska’s one major metro area, Anchorage, phlebotomists make slightly less than the state average.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Anchorage, AK||120||$ 20.58||$ 42,810|
The following links can be useful for people looking to take phlebotomy classes in Alaska.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Alaska on Indeed
- NPA national phlebotomy license verification
- National Phlebotomy Association (NPA)
- National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- American Certification for Healthcare (ACA)
- American Allied Health National Certification (CPT)
- American Medical Techniques (AMT)
- American Society for Clinical Lab Science (ASCLS)
- American Society for Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC)
- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT)