Are you interested in a new career as a certified phlebotomist technician (CPT)? There are some great training programs in Georgia. The quickest way to become a phlebotomist is to attain certification. And the first step toward getting your certification is training. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best schools in the state to help you get started. This page provides information on what to expect from phlebotomy classes, where you can work as a phlebotomist, and jobs you can find in DC after certification. There are also useful links at the end for those who want more information.
Phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood. The practice goes back at least 3500 years and has evolved into an exact science. Phlebotomists are professionals who draw blood and handle samples.
As a phlebotomist, your main job duties will be drawing blood and handling samples, but there are many other skills you will use on the job. Characteristics you need to be successful include empathy, effective communication, a positive attitude, and the ability to handle stress.
There are lots of great schools but programs will vary based on the one you choose to attend. Some may have programs that allow you to specialize in other areas of healthcare such as being a medical assistant.
It is recommended to explore schools you are interested in and narrow down a few to make sure they fit in with your plan, budget, and schedule. If you want more specific information about the training programs in the links below, please visit their websites or contact them for information on things like tuition and school policies.
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|Vocational school||Medical Career Specialists||3330 Cumberland Pkwy SE||Atlanta||GA||30339||http://www.medicalcareerspecialists.com/||(800) 595-6276||33.877739||-84.471527||33.8777388-84.471527||1.5||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,190||VGHH+39 Atlanta, Georgia|
|Technical school||Georgia Training Center||1512 3rd Ave Suite 1||Columbus||GA||31901||https://georgiatrainingcenter.org/||(706) 780-1168||32.475173||-84.988488||32.4751732-84.9884878||5.0||8AM to 12PM||8AM to 3:30PM||8AM to 3:30PM||8AM to 3:30PM||8AM to 3:30PM||Closed||Closed||4,191||F2G6+3J Columbus, Georgia|
|Nursing school||New Beginnings Health and Career Training Center||2401 Dawson Rd||Albany||GA||31707||http://www.newbeginningsalbany.com/||(229) 343-0106||31.608931||-84.206684||31.6089307-84.2066843||3.0||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||4,192||JQ5V+H8 Albany, Georgia|
|School||Palmetto School of Career Development||11215 Abercorn St #7||Savannah||GA||31419||https://www.palmettoschool.com/||31.979972||-81.145719||31.9799717-81.145719||3.0||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,193||XVH3+XP Savannah, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Cumberland Medical Institute||3411 Austell Rd SW #100||Marietta||GA||30008||http://www.cumberlandmedical.net/||(770) 435-2555||33.869895||-84.590753||33.8698953-84.5907534||4.7||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,194||VC95+XM Marietta, Georgia|
|Nursing school||First Step Health Agency||4244 St Marys Rd||Columbus||GA||31907||https://firststephealthage.wixsite.com/fsha||(762) 821-2471||32.443378||-84.921814||32.4433784-84.9218139||4.6||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,195||C3VH+97 Columbus, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Training For Life Center||2321 Peach Orchard Rd suite h||Augusta||GA||30906||http://www.trainingforlifecenter.com/||(706) 814-6941||33.436081||-82.008793||33.4360811-82.0087927||4.7||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||4,196||CXPR+CF Augusta, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||1001 Virginia Ave Suite 202||Hapeville||GA||30354||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/georgia/hapeville-phlebotomy-courses/?c=hapeville||(888) 531-8378||33.659403||-84.421821||33.6594029-84.4218211||5.0||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||4,197||MH5H+Q7 Hapeville, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Breath of Life Training LLC||124 Commercial Blvd||Martinez||GA||30907||http://www.breathoflifetraining.net/||(706) 305-9001||33.515404||-82.093341||33.5154043-82.0933414||4.6||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||Closed||4,198||GW84+5M Martinez, Georgia|
|Trade school||Clinical Skills Training Center||2459 Roosevelt Hwy C9||College Park||GA||30337||http://www.clinicalskillstraining.info/||(404) 766-9093||33.631623||-84.470921||33.631623-84.470921||4.9||9AM to 12PM, 5:3||9AM to 12PM, 5:3||Closed||9AM to 12PM, 5:3||Closed||Closed||Closed||4,199||JGJH+JJ College Park, Georgia|
|Medical school||The Training Expo||136 GA-138||Riverdale||GA||30274||https://www.thetrainingexpo.com/||(770) 471-4819||33.541304||-84.395063||33.5413041-84.3950631||5.0||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 12PM||9AM to 12PM||Closed||4,200||GJR3+GX Riverdale, Georgia|
|Educational institution||Atlanta Career Institute||5380 Peachtree Industrial Blvd #120||Norcross||GA||30071||http://www.atlantacareerinstitute.net/||(770) 807-0170||33.959888||-84.209389||33.9598884-84.2093887||4.6||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,201||XQ5R+X6 Norcross, Georgia|
|Education center||What A Blessing Training Center, LLC||6555 Abercorn St Suite 110B||Savannah||GA||31405||http://www.whatablessingtrainingcenter.com/||(912) 335-7383||32.017690||-81.112603||32.01769-81.112603||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,202||2V9P+3X Savannah, Georgia|
|Vocational school||New Hope Learning Center L.L.C||4910 Jonesboro Rd building 400 suite 401||Union City||GA||30291||(770) 629-1686||33.571438||-84.548098||33.5714375-84.5480979||4.7||9AM to 1:15PM||9AM to 1:15PM||9AM to 1:15PM||9AM to 1:15PM||9AM to 1:15PM||Closed||Closed||4,203||HFC2+HQ Union City, Georgia|
|Computer training school||RadiumSoft||4488 N Shallowford Rd #102||Dunwoody||GA||30338||http://www.radiumsoft.com/||(770) 783-1331||33.924178||-84.308330||33.924178-84.30833||4.4||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||4,204||WMFR+MM Dunwoody, Georgia|
|College||Savannah Technical College - Professional Continuing Education||190 Crossroads Pkwy Suite 100||Savannah||GA||31407||http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now||(912) 443-3012||32.154238||-81.228332||32.1542381-81.2283319||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||4,205||5Q3C+MM Savannah, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||2743 Perimeter Pkwy Building 200, Suite 200||Augusta||GA||30909||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/georgia/augusta-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=augusta||(888) 531-8378||33.487437||-82.084205||33.4874365-82.084205||5.0||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||4,206||FWP8+X8 Augusta, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Palmetto School of Career Development||4497 Columbia Rd #9||Augusta||GA||30907||https://www.palmettoschool.com/||(855) 432-2681||33.507994||-82.145155||33.5079944-82.1451549||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,207||GV53+6W Augusta, Georgia|
|Educational consultant||Medical Career Specialists, Inc.||3330 Cumberland Blvd SE||Atlanta||GA||30339||https://medicalcareerspecialists.com/||(800) 595-6276||33.873906||-84.458514||33.8739062-84.4585135||3.7||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,208||VGFR+GJ Atlanta, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Life Solutions for Health||4798 Flat Shoals Pkwy||Decatur||GA||30034||https://lifesolutionsforhealth.com/||(770) 808-7788||33.683150||-84.231647||33.68315-84.2316473||4.4||10AM to 2PM||5:15 to 8PM||5:15 to 8PM||5:15 to 8PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||4,209||MQM9+78 Decatur, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||3109 Clairmont Rd Suite B||Atlanta||GA||30329||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/georgia/atlanta-phlebotomy-courses/?c=chamblee||(888) 531-8378||33.849435||-84.310971||33.8494345-84.3109705||4.9||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||4,210||RMXQ+QJ Atlanta, Georgia|
|College||Savannah Technical College||5717 White Bluff Rd||Savannah||GA||31405||http://www.savannahtech.edu/||(912) 443-5700||32.023579||-81.114182||32.0235786-81.1141815||3.4||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||4,211||2VFP+C8 Savannah, Georgia|
|Medical school||Allied Medical Training Centers||445 Elma G Miles Pkwy Suite 104||Hinesville||GA||31313||http://www.medamtc.com/||(912) 537-7772||31.841281||-81.601625||31.8412812-81.6016253||3.7||4,212||R9RX+G8 Hinesville, Georgia|
|Medical school||Cobb CNA School||5590 Mableton Pkwy SW Suite 166||Mableton||GA||30126||http://www.cobbcnaschool.com/||(678) 398-1234||33.817134||-84.581569||33.8171338-84.5815693||4.7||9:30AM to 4PM||9:30AM to 4PM||9:30AM to 4PM||9:30AM to 4PM||10:30AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||4,213||RC89+V9 Mableton, Georgia|
|Emergency training||Code One CPR Training||7393 Hodgson Memorial Dr Suite #204||Savannah||GA||31406||https://code1web.com/||(912) 208-5010||31.999272||-81.114836||31.999272-81.114836||5.0||4,214||XVXP+P3 Savannah, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Metro Medical Training Center||140 Marble Mill Rd NW||Marietta||GA||30060||http://www.metromtc.net/||(770) 437-1250||33.975770||-84.554465||33.9757703-84.5544648||3.6||4,215||XCGW+86 Marietta, Georgia|
|Educational institution||The Phlebotomy Institute Of Middle Georgia LLC||1544 Rocky Creek Rd||Macon||GA||31206||(478) 227-8998||32.789949||-83.671349||32.7899487-83.6713486||Closed||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||9:30AM to 2:30PM||Closed||4,216||Q8QH+XF Macon, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Step One Health Agency||5950 Veterans Pkwy||Columbus||GA||31909||http://steponehealthagency.yolasite.com/||(762) 821-3574||32.530491||-84.957048||32.5304907-84.9570478||4.3||4,217||G2JV+55 Columbus, Georgia|
|Home health care service||Dominion Healthcare Solution||7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr||Savannah||GA||31406||http://dominionhealthcaretraining.com/dh/||(912) 303-0445||32.005900||-81.109210||32.0058998-81.1092103||3.6||4,218||2V4R+98 Savannah, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Faks Allied Health Education Center||5530 Old National Hwy||Atlanta||GA||30349||http://www.faks-allied-health.com/||(404) 763-0055||33.605147||-84.470488||33.6051469-84.4704881||4.6||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,219||JG4H+3R Atlanta, Georgia|
|Nursing school||Tender Care Training Center||1755 Gordon Hwy E||Augusta||GA||30904||http://www.tendercaretraining.com/||(706) 736-9225||33.445129||-82.029252||33.4451289-82.029252||4.6||4,220||CXWC+37 Augusta, Georgia|
|Technical school||Georgia School of Phlebotomy||6667 Vernon Woods Dr NE Suite A-40||Atlanta||GA||30328||http://georgiaphleb.com/||(470) 210-8838||33.931088||-84.378023||33.9310882-84.3780226||4.8||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 12:30PM||Closed||Closed||4,221||WJJC+FQ Atlanta, Georgia|
|School||Augusta University AHA Community Training Center||1480 Laney Walker Boulevard CJ-2310||Augusta||GA||30912||http://www.augusta.edu/mcg/ahactc/||(706) 945-2681||33.469406||-81.990191||33.469406-81.990191||1.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,222||F295+QW Augusta, Georgia|
|Medical school||Murray Career Institute||777 Cleveland Ave SW Ste 506||Atlanta||GA||30315||https://murraycareerinstitute.com/||(404) 228-1568||33.681800||-84.414856||33.6817995-84.4148564||4.3||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||4,223||MHJP+P3 Atlanta, Georgia|
|Technical school||Rose Training Institute||310 E Montgomery Cross Rd # 24||Savannah||GA||31406||(912) 335-8257||31.996463||-81.113272||31.996463-81.1132723||4,224||XVWP+HM Savannah, Georgia|
|College||Dalton College Natural Science||656 Campus Pl||Dalton||GA||30720||(706) 272-2509||34.771622||-85.002770||34.7716217-85.0027697||4,225||QXCW+JV Dalton, Georgia|
|Medical school||Messiah For Life CPR, LLC||1000 Main St||Forest Park||GA||30297||http://mflcpr.org/||(470) 440-1032||33.620631||-84.357409||33.6206312-84.3574089||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||4,226||JJCV+72 Forest Park, Georgia|
|School||Armstrong State University||322 Commercial Dr||Savannah||GA||31406||32.007303||-81.109299||32.0073025-81.1092993||4,227||2V4R+W9 Savannah, Georgia|
|College||Columbus Technical College: Health Science Center||4800 River Rd||Columbus||GA||31904||http://www.columbustech.edu/||(706) 225-0502||32.508793||-84.980989||32.5087934-84.9809889||4.6||4,228||G259+GJ Columbus, Georgia|
|Technical school||Health Tech of Georgia||1867 Watson Blvd||Warner Robins||GA||31093||https://healthtechofga.com/||(478) 923-7007||32.617742||-83.638792||32.6177421-83.6387917||4.4||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||Closed||Closed||4,229||J996+3F Warner Robins, Georgia|
|Medical laboratory||Mccane Labs||1546 A Rocky Creek Rd||Macon||GA||31206||https://mccanelabs.wixsite.com/labs||(478) 703-7554||32.790590||-83.672141||32.7905895-83.6721406||4.6||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||Closed||Closed||4,230||Q8RH+64 Macon, Georgia|
|School||Metropolitan Career School||5243 W Fayetteville Rd Suite B||Atlanta||GA||30349||http://metrocareerschool.com/||(404) 684-0111||33.612244||-84.448825||33.612244-84.4488249||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||4,231||JH62+VF Atlanta, Georgia|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School||600 Bronner Bros Way SW||Atlanta||GA||30310||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/||(360) 522-3226||33.732191||-84.422535||33.7321908-84.4225354||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,232||PHJG+VX Atlanta, Georgia|
|Medical school||Athens CPR & Safety||1865 West Broad St. Ste E||Athens||GA||30606||https://athenscpr.com/programs/phlebotomy-courses/||(706) 549-5882||5.0||6,105|
Everyone who enrolls in a phlebotomy training program needs to meet certain criteria. You’ll find that most programs have identical requirements.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a current state ID
- Get all your shots for diseases like tuberculosis and tetanus.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Schools may have different training programs, but every national certification organization requires that you complete 20 hours of theoretical study and 20 hours of practice in a live clinical setting.
Phlebotomy plays an important role in the healthcare system. You must possess a variety of skills to meet legal regulations and succeed as a CPT. The school curriculum will teach you technical skills and soft skills that you’ll need for dealing with people and coping with stressful working conditions. Below is the list of areas phlebotomist training programs focus on:
- The techniques involved in collecting samples
- Informed consent
- HIPAA regulations
- The proper blood drawing procedure
- Specimen handling
- Human Anatomy
You get a mix of theoretical class time and practical training. You will train your technical skills under the supervision of a licensed practitioner in a clinical setting. Other class work may be done online or in the classroom.
Phlebotomists work in many healthcare settings. You may work at a research laboratory, in a healthcare facility, in private homes, or in other places. You’ll most often be working with other healthcare professionals if you choose to work in a hospital or a physician’s office setting. If you work in a lab, you will work less with the public and have more technical duties.
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Best Georgia Cities for Phlebotomy Training
Like most states, certification isn’t required in Georgia, but it will help you stand out among job candidates, and the rigorous training will give you the confidence to handle any situation that you’ll encounter.
- Emergency rooms
- In-Home Care
- Doctor’s offices
- Anywhere that needs phlebotomy
You’ll work closely with patients to draw blood for diagnosis and monitor disease conditions. To keep your certification, you’ll need to renew your license every two years, which requires the completion of continuing education units (CEUs). Continuing education is provided by some of the same accreditation organizations that offer certification exams. A few are American medical techniques (AMT), The National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), and the Center for Competency Testing (CPT).
The logical next steps for those who want to advance in healthcare involve becoming a nurse, doctor, or any other role working with patients. Below are a few of the most common positions phlebotomists transition into.
- Registered nurse
- Laboratory Assistant
- Laboratory Research Scientist
- Sales Product Specialist
- Accredited Phlebotomy Trainer
As of May 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS reported that there were 4,640 active phlebotomists in the state of Georgia (source)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2021 report, phlebotomists in Georgia earned $19.05 per hour, which comes out to $39,620 a year. The top earners made $23.13 per hour, which is $48,110 annually.
Salaries also shift quite a bit from one major metro area to the next in Georgia.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Albany, GA||70||$ 17.21||$ 35,790|
|Athens-Clarke County, GA||160||$ 18.18||$ 37,820|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||3,030||$ 20.31||$ 42,250|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||340||$ 17.73||$ 36,880|
|Brunswick, GA||60||$ 17.08||$ 35,530|
|Chattanooga, TN-GA||220||$ 16.54||$ 34,410|
|Columbus, GA-AL||180||$ 16.95||$ 35,260|
|Gainesville, GA||130||$ 18.93||$ 39,370|
|Macon, GA||150||$ 18.12||$ 37,680|
|Rome, GA||70||$ 18.14||$ 37,720|
|Savannah, GA||200||$ 18.77||$ 39,050|
|Valdosta, GA||100||$ 15.72||$ 32,700|
|Warner Robins, GA||80||$ 16.66||$ 34,650|
Take a look at the links below for more information on becoming a certified phlebotomy technician CPT in Georgia.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Georgia on Indeed
- NPA national phlebotomy license verification
- National Phlebotomy Association
- American Allied Health National Certification (CPT)
- American Certification for Healthcare (ACA)
- American Medical Techniques (AMT)
- American Society for Clinical Lab Science (ASCLS)
- American Society for Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC)
- National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- National Healthcare Association (NHA)