Training to become a certified phlebotomist technician can be challenging at times, but it is definitely achievable with dedication and practice. There are many different schools and programs that offer phlebotomy certification classes, so it is important to do your research and find the one that best suits your needs. Check out our big list of classes to find the best option for you.
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood for the purpose of diagnostics. Phlebotomists are trained professionals who collect and process blood samples. A phlebotomy technician’s main duties are to ensure that the patient is comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure, collect blood samples, and process them for testing. You need compassion, organization, emotional intelligence, and physical stamina to be successful. If you have these qualities, then a career in phlebotomy may be right for you.
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|College||Hinds Community College - Nursing Allied Health Center||1750 Chadwick Dr||Jackson||MS||39204||https://www.hindscc.edu/campuses/nursing-allied-health||(601) 376-4807||32.286779||-90.251385||32.2867786-90.2513854||2.5||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||4,915||7PPX+PC Jackson, Mississippi|
|College||The Capps Center||920 US-82||Indianola||MS||38751||http://www.thecappscenter.com/||(662) 887-2876||33.454966||-90.678956||33.4549662-90.6789556||4.1||4,916||F83C+XC Indianola, Mississippi|
|Education center||CMEC Continuing Medical Education Center||Hattiesburg||MS||39401||https://cmeccontactcenter.wixsite.com/website||(601) 348-1854||31.327119||-89.290339||31.3271189-89.2903392||8AM to 5PM||10AM to 12PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 12PM, 4||Closed||Closed||4,917||8PG5+RV Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Medical Center||Medlabtrainingcenter||1201 Highway 49 South, suite 48||Richland||MS||39218||http://medlabtraining.com/||(601) 665-0360||32.213087||-90.153229||32.2130873-90.1532291||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||4,918||6R7W+6P Richland, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jackson County Campus||2300 US-90||Gautier||MS||39553||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 896-2536||30.393443||-88.646361||30.3934425-88.6463612||4.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,919||99V3+9F Gautier, Mississippi|
|Technical school||Delta Technical College||113 Marketridge Dr||Ridgeland||MS||39157||https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/campuses/ridgeland-mississippi/?utm_source=google-local&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=lo||(601) 206-5200||32.402525||-90.178077||32.402525-90.178077||3.6||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,920||CR3C+2Q Ridgeland, Mississippi|
|Laboratory||Fairy Wings Mobile Phlebotomy Service LLC||549 E Pass Rd Suite J||Gulfport||MS||39507||(228) 284-4176||30.394934||-89.039922||30.394934-89.0399215||5.0||8AM to 5:30PM||8AM to 5:30PM||8AM to 5:30PM||8AM to 5:30PM||8AM to 5:30AM||8AM to 1PM||Closed||4,921||9XV6+X2 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Perkinston Campus||51 Main St||Perkinston||MS||39573||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(601) 928-5211||30.780579||-89.140474||30.780579-89.140474||4.4||4,922||QVJ5+6R Perkinston, Mississippi|
|Medical school||Coastal Medical Training Institute LLC||12100 US 49 N Suite # 736||Gulfport||MS||39503||http://cmtitraining.com/||(833) 473-1476||30.460163||-89.098624||30.4601625-89.0986238||5.0||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,923||FW62+3H Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Public university||The University of Southern Mississippi||118 College Dr||Hattiesburg||MS||39406||http://www.usm.edu/||(601) 266-1000||31.329867||-89.333454||31.3298668-89.3334535||4.2||4,924||8MH8+WJ Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Nursing school||SuperiorCare Medical Academy||204 Stateline Rd W||Southaven||MS||38671||https://scmedicalacademy.com/||(662) 253-8543||34.992191||-89.993645||34.9921913-89.9936447||3.3||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||4,925||X2R4+VG Southaven, Mississippi|
|Preparatory school||Grace Phlebotomy Academy||855 S Pear Orchard Rd||Ridgeland||MS||39157||http://gracephlebotomyacademy.com/||(769) 300-0084||32.401501||-90.123764||32.4015009-90.1237642||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||4,926||CV2G+H9 Ridgeland, Mississippi|
|Nursing school||Medical2 Career College & National Certification Agency||1830A N Gloster St||Tupelo||MS||38804||http://www.medical2.com/||(877) 741-1996||34.285708||-88.714108||34.2857083-88.7141081||4.2||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,927||77PP+79 Tupelo, Mississippi|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||612 E Pass Rd||Gulfport||MS||39507||https://www.redcross.org/local/al-ms/about-us/locations/southeast-mississippi.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings||(228) 896-4511||30.395758||-89.039536||30.3957575-89.0395355||4.3||4,928||9XW6+85 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Technical school||Phlebotomy Training Center of Mississippi||402 S Main St||Forest||MS||39074||https://phlebotomy-technical-school-of-ms.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral||(601) 701-7753||32.361417||-89.474202||32.361417-89.474202||4.4||8AM to 12PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 3:30PM||8AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||4,929||9G6G+H8 Forest, Mississippi|
|Community college||Pearl River Community College||Ted J. Alexander Administration Building, 101 US-11||Poplarville||MS||39470||http://www.prcc.edu/||(601) 403-1000||30.844331||-89.543052||30.844331-89.543052||4.2||4,930||RFV4+PQ Poplarville, Mississippi|
|Laboratory||MobiMed Plus||12320 Ashley Dr d||Gulfport||MS||39503||https://www.mobimedplus.com/||(228) 609-9752||30.464013||-89.100291||30.4640126-89.1002907||5.0||4AM to 8PM||4AM to 8PM||4AM to 8PM||4AM to 8PM||4AM to 1PM||Closed||Closed||4,931||FV7X+JV Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Vocational school||Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy||100 Madison Plaza||Hattiesburg||MS||39402||http://www.adaa.us/||(844) 727-3755||31.307820||-89.331159||31.3078203-89.331159||5.0||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,932||8M59+4G Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Harrison County Campus||2226 Switzer Rd||Gulfport||MS||39507||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 896-2536||30.407636||-89.004510||30.4076359-89.0045101||4.3||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,933||CX5W+35 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|College||Delta Technical College||6530 Interstate Blvd||Horn Lake||MS||38637||https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/campuses/horn-lake-mississippi/?utm_source=google-local&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=lo||(662) 280-1443||34.955376||-89.999374||34.9553756-89.9993743||3.7||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,934||X242+57 Horn Lake, Mississippi|
|Adult education school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||6360 I-55 Suite 310||Jackson||MS||39211||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/mississippi/jackson-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=jackson||(888) 531-8378||32.398180||-90.143189||32.3981802-90.1431885||5.0||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||4,935||9VX4+7P Jackson, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - AMTC Campus||10298 Express Dr||Gulfport||MS||39503||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 897-4360||30.438788||-89.039918||30.4387878-89.0399182||4.5||4,936||CXQ6+G2 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Nursing school||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - The Bryant Center at Tradition||19330 MS-67||Biloxi||MS||39532||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 896-2536||30.565309||-89.040099||30.5653085-89.040099||4.5||4,937||HX85+4X Biloxi, Mississippi|
|Educational institution||Phlebotomy Training Career Center||406 Orchard Park Bldg. 2||Ridgeland||MS||39157||https://www.phlebotomytcc.com/||(769) 218-2357||32.401498||-90.122052||32.4014978-90.1220524||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||4,938||CV2H+H5 Ridgeland, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - West Harrison County Center||21500 B St||Long Beach||MS||39560||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 868-6057||30.358360||-89.202161||30.3583602-89.2021608||4.6||4,939||9Q5X+84 Long Beach, Mississippi|
|College||Blue Cliff College - Gulfport||12251 Bernard Pkwy||Gulfport||MS||39503||https://bluecliffcollege.edu/location/blue-cliff-college-gulfport/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GBL&utm_campaign=Edufficient_Gul||(228) 896-9727||30.442462||-89.039324||30.4424615-89.0393244||3.3||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||4,940||CXR6+X7 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Community college||East Mississippi Community College||1512 Kemper St||Scooba||MS||39358||http://www.eastms.edu/||(662) 476-5000||32.830934||-88.484783||32.830934-88.484783||4.5||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||4,941||RGJ8+93 Scooba, Mississippi|
|Home health care service||Healing Touch Homecare||2436 Pass Rd||Biloxi||MS||39531||(228) 388-7148||30.401825||-88.979278||30.4018248-88.9792776||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,942||C22C+P7 Biloxi, Mississippi|
|School||Gulfport School District: The Blue School||2507 21st Ave||Gulfport||MS||39501||http://gulfportsd.schoolwires.net/blueschool||(228) 896-4633||30.380979||-89.087971||30.3809791-89.0879711||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||4,943||9WJ6+9Q Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Training centre||Cna Training||350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave # 3620||Jackson||MS||39213||http://jmmprohealthcareinstitute.com/||(601) 364-1188||32.326994||-90.194745||32.3269936-90.1947446||4.6||4,944||8RG4+Q4 Jackson, Mississippi|
|School||Access Training, Inc||4915 Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd||Jackson||MS||39206||http://www.access-train.com/||(601) 366-6001||32.364503||-90.151282||32.3645032-90.1512819||1.0||9AM to 1PM, 2:15||9AM to 1PM, 2:15||9AM to 1PM, 2:15||9AM to 1PM, 2:15||9AM to 1PM, 2:15||Closed||Closed||4,945||9R7X+RF Jackson, Mississippi|
|Educational institution||Creationsedu||1223 Main St||Southaven||MS||38671||(662) 342-4836||34.991502||-90.011595||34.9915016-90.0115948||4,946||XXRQ+H9 Southaven, Mississippi|
|School||Copiah Learning Institute||250 Georgetown St||Hazlehurst||MS||39083||https://copiahlearninginstitute.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral||(601) 500-0027||31.862712||-90.393470||31.8627123-90.3934695||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,947||VJ74+3J Hazlehurst, Mississippi|
|University||Continuing Health Pro Educ||350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave||Jackson||MS||39213||(601) 984-1300||32.330114||-90.194907||32.3301137-90.1949069||4,948||8RJ4+22 Jackson, Mississippi|
|School||Lakeisha School Of Phlebotomy, Llc||1915 Mission 66||Vicksburg||MS||39180||(601) 738-5300||32.336474||-90.864103||32.3364741-90.8641027||5.0||4,949||84PP+H9 Vicksburg, Mississippi|
|College||Healing Touch Career College||4200 Mamie St #120||Hattiesburg||MS||39402||(601) 261-0111||31.319669||-89.349846||31.3196685-89.3498463||3.9||4,950||8M92+V3 Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Training centre||Mississippi Gulf Coast Safety Council||920 Cedar Lake Rd C2||Biloxi||MS||39532||http://www.gulfcoastsafetycouncil.com/||(228) 396-1645||30.443476||-88.931958||30.4434762-88.9319579||4.8||6AM to 3PM||6AM to 3PM||6AM to 3PM||6AM to 3PM||6AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||4,951||C3V9+96 Biloxi, Mississippi|
|Learning center||Mississippi School of Health Services & Careers||3023 US-80 A||Pearl||MS||39208||http://mshscschool.com/||32.281237||-90.121314||32.2812365-90.1213139||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,952||7VJH+FF Pearl, Mississippi|
|Massage school||Institute of Health and Technology Jackson||411 Briarwood Dr Bldg 400||Jackson||MS||39206||(769) 251-5181||32.380002||-90.151623||32.3800022-90.1516226||5.0||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,953||9RJX+29 Jackson, Mississippi|
|Health consultant||Mississippi Blood Services||609 N Davis Ave suite 101B||Cleveland||MS||38732||https://www.msblood.com/||(662) 441-2870||33.753859||-90.715973||33.7538588-90.7159732||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||10AM to 6PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||4,954||Q73M+GJ Cleveland, Mississippi|
|Medical school||Majestic Technical Institute||6644 Gary Rd Suite C||Byram||MS||39272||(662) 230-1066||32.199152||-90.298679||32.1991518-90.2986791||5.0||3 to 9PM||3 to 9PM||3 to 9PM||3 to 9PM||3 to 9PM||Closed||Closed||4,955||5PX2+MG Byram, Mississippi|
|Community college||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Naval Construction Battalion Center||Moreell Building, Building 60||Gulfport||MS||39501||http://www.mgccc.edu/||(228) 865-0675||30.373372||-89.122416||30.373372-89.122416||4,956||9VFH+82 Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Veterans hospital||Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System||400 Veterans Ave||Biloxi||MS||39531||https://www.va.gov/gulf-coast-health-care/locations/biloxi-va-medical-center/campus-map/||(228) 523-5000||30.414688||-88.941546||30.4146878-88.941546||3.2||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||4,957||C375+V9 Biloxi, Mississippi|
|School||Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center||906 Sullivan Dr||Hattiesburg||MS||39401||http://www.prcc.edu/woodall||(601) 554-4646||31.262024||-89.272681||31.2620244-89.2726813||5.0||4,958||7P6G+QX Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Community college||Pearl River Community College Forrest County Center||5448 US 49||Hattiesburg||MS||39401||http://prcc.edu/||(601) 554-5500||31.285302||-89.296954||31.2853016-89.2969542||4.6||4,959||7PP3+46 Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Social services organization||American Red Cross||2020 Hardy St||Hattiesburg||MS||39401||http://www.redcross.org/mississippi||(601) 582-8151||31.324515||-89.322587||31.3245145-89.3225867||4.2||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||4,960||8MFG+QX Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|School||Career Development Center||2703 1st Ave||Jackson||MS||39209||https://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/domain/2134||(601) 960-5322||32.308138||-90.225838||32.3081382-90.2258382||5.0||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||4,961||8Q5F+7M Jackson, Mississippi|
|Community college||Meridian Community College||910 Hwy 19 N||Meridian||MS||39307||http://www.meridiancc.edu/||(601) 483-8241||32.367695||-88.731904||32.3676949-88.7319036||4.0||4,962||9799+36 Meridian, Mississippi|
|Vocational college||Concorde Career College - Southaven||7900 Airways Blvd #103||Southaven||MS||38671||https://www.concorde.edu/campus/southaven-mississippi?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=knowledge&utm_term=south||(662) 597-1131||34.976145||-89.988900||34.9761452-89.9889001||4.1||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||Closed||Closed||4,963||X2G6+FC Southaven, Mississippi|
|Hema Phlebotomy Training Center||6 Siebenkittel Cir Suite L||Carriere||MS||39426||https://hemaphlebotomytrainingcenter.com/||(769) 926-1874||6,107|
We recommend you take a look at different programs to see what they have to offer. The one you choose depends on various factors, such as your career goals, location, and budget. Once you’ve narrowed down a few you are interested in, you may want to contact the schools for the information you can’t find online.
Mississippi phlebotomy program requirements
The nice thing about becoming a certified phlebotomy technician (CPT) is that you need only a few things to enroll in an accredited training program. The following are the minimum requirements needed to enter a training program:
- Have an H.S. diploma or equivalent
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Provide immunization records
- Have all your shots
After you finish training, your school will assist you in scheduling your certification test. Tests have a time limit of 90 minutes and consist of multiple-choice and essay questions. Accredited teaching programs are overseen by one or more of many different national organizations, such as the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), or the American Certification for Healthcare (ACA). These are the bodies that oversee testing. Some, like the ACA, provide CEUs (continuing education units).
CPTs are held to high standards to do their jobs safely and successfully. In training, you will learn the proper blood drawing procedure and develop many other skills. Below is a list of some subjects students study:
- History of phlebotomy
- Medical terminology
- Blood drawing procedure
- Handling specimens
- Lab testing
- Diseases and pathogens
- Professional issues
- Legal issues
You’ll develop all the skills you need to succeed and start working in the field with practice. Training is divided between theory and practical skill development. You will practice on patients in a clinical setting and study from books. You may be able to attend all of your theory phlebotomy classes online.
Working as a phlebotomist, you can expect to work in various settings. Hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices are all common places to find phlebotomy jobs. The work is generally quite routine, though it can sometimes be challenging to find veins in patients with difficult-to-puncture skin. It’s also important to remain calm and professional in high-pressure situations.
Other phlebotomists can work in labs, either in a hospital or an off-site facility. These roles tend to be more focused on the technical aspects of phlebotomy, such as preparing and labeling samples correctly. There is often less patient interaction in these roles.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there are more than 1,000 phlebotomists in Mississippi. Most work in hospitals and laboratories. Other settings include ambulatory healthcare, physician offices, and outpatient care centers.
Only a few states require phlebotomists to become certified to practice phlebotomy. Although Mississippi isn’t one of them, certifications are expected for entry-level applicants. Moreover, getting certified demonstrates that you have the skills required to be successful and gives you a professional edge.
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomy can be a rewarding career for those who are interested in working in the medical field but don’t necessarily want to work directly with patients. It’s a relatively easy field to enter, and there is potential for career growth.
- Management roles
- Research science
- Teaching and instructing
- Medical product sales
- Business ownership
- Lab technician
Phlebotomists are in high demand for a variety of careers. They can move into careers in the medical field, working as nurses or doctors. They can also enter into other industries, such as working in a research lab or becoming scientists. There are many different options for phlebotomists, and they are in high demand for their skills.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that phlebotomists in the state of Mississippi earned an average of $34,140 per year, which comes out to $16.41 per hour. The 90th percentile earned around $45,170 per year and $21.72 per hour.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS||140||$ 16.98||$ 35,320|
|Hattiesburg, MS||40||$ 17.24||$ 35,850|
|Jackson, MS||240||$ 16.89||$ 35,120|
|Memphis, TN-MS-AR||520||$ 17.98||$ 37,400|
The links below have a wealth of information on certification testing, standards, and much more.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Mississippi 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 Technicians (ASPT)