Thinking about starting a career as a phlebotomist? If you’re looking for a career that can make a real difference in people’s lives, phlebotomy is a great option. We’ve put together a big list of some Arkansas’ best-accredited phlebotomy schools. You’ll also find helpful information on what you can expect during training and what it’s like once you start working.
Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for testing or donation. This is a highly technical skill that requires good hand-eye coordination. Technicians draw blood from a vein (venipuncture) or the skin (dermal puncture). Once a sample is collected, it must be labeled and transported to the lab.
They are also trained to collect nonblood samples such as urine. Some phlebotomists are transfusion specialists who collect blood for transfusions. Another role is for phlebotomists to remove a prescribed amount of blood for patients with polycythemia, a condition where the body overproduces red blood cells. Good qualities for a phlebotomist to have are empathy and compassion, people skills, organization skills, the ability to handle stress, and professional integrity.
When choosing a school, it is essential to consider what is important to you. Some factors to consider include cost, location, program length, and available specializations. If you are looking for a phlebotomy program in Arkansas, you can browse the list of schools to find the best program near you. If you want to learn more, visit the school’s website.
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|College||Arkansas College of Health Careers||9714 W Markham St||Little Rock||AR||72205||http://www.achc.us/||(501) 319-7573||34.754414||-92.382210||34.7544136-92.3822097||4.7||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 12:30PM||Closed||Closed||3,820||QJ39+Q4 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|School||PAL C.N.A. Training Academy||11701 I-30||Little Rock||AR||72209||http://www.palcna.com/||(501) 776-8422||34.657886||-92.407241||34.6578862-92.4072414||4.8||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||Closed||Closed||3,821||MH5V+54 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||11219 Financial Centre Pkwy Suite 311||Little Rock||AR||72211||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/arkansas/little-rock-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=little-rock||(888) 531-8378||34.746281||-92.399031||34.746281-92.399031||4.4||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||6AM to 1PM||Closed||3,822||PJW2+G9 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Training school||Workforce Training Center||Center for Economic and Workforce Development, Arkansas State University - Delta Center for Economic Development - Krueger Dr.||Jonesboro||AR||72401||http://www.wtcjonesboro.com/||(870) 933-9788||35.810703||-90.630610||35.8107031-90.6306102||5.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||3,823||R969+7Q Jonesboro, Arkansas|
|Technical school||Texarkana Nursing Academy||718 E 5th St||Texarkana||AR||71854||http://texarkananursingacademy.com/||(870) 772-6860||33.427849||-94.036444||33.4278487-94.0364436||4.9||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||3,824||CXH7+4C Texarkana, Arkansas|
|Educational institution||Aspiring Medical Training Institute LLC||1307 John Barrow Rd Suite G||Little Rock||AR||72205||(501) 240-6684||34.741326||-92.371876||34.7413255-92.3718757||5.0||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||3,825||PJRH+G6 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|University||Eastern College of Health Vocations | Little Rock||200 S University Ave||Little Rock||AR||72205||https://easterncollege.edu/||(501) 708-0896||34.751265||-92.342022||34.7512646-92.3420215||3.8||9:30AM to 7PM||9:30AM to 7PM||9:30AM to 7PM||9:30AM to 7PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||3,826||QM25+G5 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|R&L Healthcare Phlebotomy and CNA Training School, LLC||23231 I30, Suite 30||Bryant||AR||72022||http://www.rlhealthcare.org/||(501) 943-7092||34.620045||-92.493962||34.6200452-92.493962||3.0||Closed||5 to 10PM||5 to 10PM||5 to 10PM||5 to 10PM||Closed||Closed||3,827||JGC4+2C Bryant, Arkansas|
|Medical school||Petra Allied Health, Inc.||295 Section Line Rd c||Hot Springs||AR||71913||http://www.petraalliedhealth.com/||(800) 785-9876||34.465013||-93.068810||34.465013-93.06881||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,828||FW8J+2F Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|Medical school||Petra Allied Health, Inc.||4300 Rogers Ave #42||Fort Smith||AR||72903||http://www.petraalliedhealth.com/||(479) 424-1176||35.368638||-94.385524||35.368638-94.385524||4.1||8AM to 9:40PM||8AM to 9:40PM||8AM to 9:40PM||8AM to 9:40PM||8AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||3,829||9J97+FQ Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Training school||First Step Technical College||4424B AR-161||North Little Rock||AR||72117||(501) 413-2104||34.793636||-92.197434||34.793636-92.197434||4.0||3,830||QRV3+F2 North Little Rock, Arkan|
|Nursing school||RSB Nursing Assistant Training Program||1000 S Caraway Rd||Jonesboro||AR||72401||http://www.rsbnursing.com/||(870) 926-9496||35.832362||-90.676823||35.8323615-90.6768228||5.0||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,831||R8JF+W7 Jonesboro, Arkansas|
|Emergency training school||Search Results Web results R&L Healthcare Phlebotomy and CNA Training School, LLC||6520 Baseline Rd||Little Rock||AR||72209||https://rlhealthcare.org/admissions||(501) 562-1029||34.669607||-92.350558||34.6696068-92.3505578||3.0||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 12PM||Closed||3,832||MJ9X+RQ Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||2416 S Madison St||Jonesboro||AR||72401||https://www.redcross.org/local/arkansas/about-us/locations/northeast-arkansas.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings||(870) 932-3212||35.818458||-90.706424||35.8184581-90.7064239||4.4||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,833||R79V+CF Jonesboro, Arkansas|
|Nursing school||Renaissance Health Care||3063 W 28th Ave||Pine Bluff||AR||71603||(870) 536-2300||34.204548||-92.034344||34.2045479-92.0343439||4.7||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,834||6X38+R7 Pine Bluff, Arkansas|
|College||Pulaski Technical College||3303 E Roosevelt Rd||Little Rock||AR||72206||https://uaptc.edu/||(501) 907-6670||34.720252||-92.232941||34.7202518-92.2329409||4.7||3,835||PQC8+4R Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Community college||Allied Health Building||Magruder Hall, 2000 W Broadway Ave||West Memphis||AR||72301||http://www.asumidsouth.edu/||35.143993||-90.222095||35.1439931-90.2220948||5.0||3,836||4QVH+H5 West Memphis, Arkansas|
|Employment agency||Medlinc Inc||5905 Forest Pl||Little Rock||AR||72207||https://www.workforce.arkansas.gov/acrs/ProviderDetails.aspx?providerId=572||(501) 492-7200||34.765127||-92.339802||34.7651271-92.3398018||2.3||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,837||QM86+33 Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Community college||ASUN-Jonesboro||5504 Krueger Dr||Jonesboro||AR||72401||http://www.asun.edu/||(870) 932-2176||35.812057||-90.629495||35.8120568-90.6294952||4.8||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||3,838||R96C+R6 Jonesboro, Arkansas|
|School||Petra Allied Health, Inc.||3889 Willowood Ave||Springdale||AR||72762||https://petraalliedhealth.com/||(479) 750-9876||36.194166||-94.173077||36.1941655-94.173077||4.3||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,839||5RVG+JQ Springdale, Arkansas|
|Medical school||Premium Healthcare||2309 Washington Ave||Conway||AR||72032||(501) 336-8787||35.109277||-92.445901||35.1092769-92.4459014||3,840||4H53+PJ Conway, Arkansas|
|Training school||U of A Global Campus - Bentonville||704 SE 5th St||Bentonville||AR||72712||https://training.uark.edu/about/||(479) 464-5024||36.367405||-94.200419||36.3674052-94.2004187||5.0||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,841||9Q8X+XR Bentonville, Arkansas|
|School||Center for Health Professions||1 College Dr||Bentonville||AR||72712||http://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthprofessions/||(479) 636-9222||36.360749||-94.173284||36.3607488-94.1732839||3,842||9R6G+7M Bentonville, Arkansas|
|Adult education school||GATEWAY ALLIED HEALTH, LLC||174 Cornerstone Blvd Suite C||Hot Springs||AR||71913||https://gatewayalliedhealth.com/||(501) 521-2022||34.460662||-93.060737||34.4606623-93.0607374||5.0||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||3,843||FW6Q+7P Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|Training centre||PAL C.N.A Training Academy||11701 I-30 #300||Little Rock||AR||72209||http://www.palcna.com/||(501) 776-8422||34.657070||-92.406051||34.6570701-92.4060514||5.0||3,844||MH4V+RJ Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Education center||Schmieding Home Caregiver Training||303 E Matthews Ave #201||Jonesboro||AR||72401||http://uamscaregiving.org/jonesboro||(870) 207-7600||35.835408||-90.702886||35.8354077-90.7028861||3,845||R7PW+5R Jonesboro, Arkansas|
|Medical school||UAMS Northwest Regional Campus||1125 N College Ave||Fayetteville||AR||72703||https://nwa.uams.edu/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=gmb&utm_campaign=academic&utm_term=location&utm_content=profile&utm_specs=nor||(479) 713-8000||36.077818||-94.158537||36.0778183-94.1585372||3.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||3,846||3RHR+4H Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||435 Millsap Rd||Fayetteville||AR||72703||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/Arkansas/Fayetteville?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom:reputationdo||(479) 575-9477||36.113609||-94.151017||36.1136087-94.1510166||3.1||10AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 6PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 3PM||3,847||4R7X+CH Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Technical school||Northwest Technical Institute||709 S Old Missouri Rd||Springdale||AR||72764||http://nwti.edu/||(479) 751-8824||36.178222||-94.115805||36.178222-94.115805||4.2||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||3,848||5VHM+7M Springdale, Arkansas|
|Trade school||Northwest Technical Institute Diesel Truck Technology||Ford Ave||Springdale||AR||72764||http://www.nwti.edu/||(479) 751-8824||36.178235||-94.114420||36.1782352-94.1144197||5.0||3,849||5VHP+75 Springdale, Arkansas|
|College||Black River Technical College||1410 Highway 304 East||Pocahontas||AR||72455||http://www.blackrivertech.edu/||(870) 248-4000||36.239859||-90.951221||36.239859-90.951221||4.6||3,850||62QX+WG Pocahontas, Arkansas|
It typically takes anywhere from a few months to a year to complete your training. After completing the necessary coursework, you will need to pass a certification exam. This can be done through organizations such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the National Healthcare Association (NHA).
- Be 18 years or older
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Pass a criminal background check
- Complete an accredited phlebotomy program
- Be immunized for Hepatitis B and other blood-borne pathogens.
Your phlebotomy training will include both classroom instruction and clinical experience. You will learn how to draw blood from patients, maintain patient records, and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
Phlebotomy certification programs are typically shorter than other healthcare training. During training, you will learn about the different types of blood draws, how to handle specimen tubes, and how to troubleshoot common issues. Upon completion of your program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam. Courses cover:
- Phlebotomy procedures
- Blood specimen handling
- Patient identification
- Specimen collection
- HIPAA and OSHA regulations
- Safety precautions
- Professional issues
- Microchemistry and more
The coursework for a phlebotomy certification class in Arkansas will teach you theory as well as practical skills. You’ll learn the technical and scientific side of training. This fully prepares you to perform phlebotomy and deal with patients. In addition to learning how to draw blood properly, you’ll also learn how to label and store blood specimens.
Phlebotomists can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, and blood banks. They typically work with patients, doctors, and nurses. Phlebotomists perform a valuable service and play an important role in the healthcare industry. They often work long hours, but the work is rewarding and fulfilling. In research labs, phlebotomists may work with scientists to collect blood samples for experiments.
In order to be successful in this field, phlebotomists need to possess people skills. They must be able to make patients feel comfortable and at ease and also be knowledgeable about how to handle specimens properly.
Phlebotomists can work in many different environments, but the most common are hospitals and laboratories, which make up 71% of all phlebotomy jobs. Nationwide, the BLS predicts 10% growth in phlebotomy jobs over the next decade.
Phlebotomists typically work in clinics and hospitals, but other opportunities are available. Some phlebotomists work in research laboratories, for example, in ambulances with EMTs, or for blood donation centers. There are also opportunities to work remotely, for example, conducting blood tests for a pharmaceutical company.
- Geriatric care centers
- Pediatric hospitals
- Doctor’s offices
- Blood banks
Where Phlebotomists Work: % of Jobs
- Hospitals: 36%
- Laboratories: 35%
- Other ambulatory healthcare services: 14%
- Physician offices: 8%
- Outpatient care centers: 1%
Because phlebotomy is such an important part of the medical field, it can be a great way to open up doors to other opportunities in healthcare. Many phlebotomists start their careers as assistants to more experienced professionals. With experience and certification, they can become supervisors or managers of laboratories or other medical facilities. Some phlebotomists may also become researchers, working on new treatments and therapies.
- Registered Nurse
- Research Scientists
- Medical Assistants
- Traveling Nurse
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the hourly wage for a phlebotomist is $16.42 per hour and that the average annual wage is $34,150. However, it is important to note that many factors can affect this wage, such as location and experience.
The demand for phlebotomists is high, and career growth is estimated to grow by 10% in the next decade. In 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were around 130,000 in the US. Phlebotomy is a necessary medical procedure that helps to diagnose and treat patients.
The average pay for phlebotomists varies quite a bit within Arkansas as well.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO||200||$ 17.36||$ 36,110|
|Fort Smith, AR-OK||100||$ 15.61||$ 32,460|
|Jonesboro, AR||70||$ 16.39||$ 34,090|
|Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR||390||$ 16.88||$ 35,110|
|Memphis, TN-MS-AR||520||$ 17.98||$ 37,400|
|Texarkana, TX-AR||90||$ 14.78||$ 30,740|
If you’re interested in learning more about starting an exciting career as a phlebotomist, check out the links below.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Arkansas 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)