Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a change, this guide has everything you need to get started in Nebraska’s thriving phlebotomy industry. You can look through our comprehensive list of accredited phlebotomy schools in the state, as well as learn about the necessary training and certification requirements. We also give you information on what to expect during training and what it’s like working as a certified phlebotomy technician (CPT).
What do phlebotomists do?
Phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood from a patient for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals who specialize in this procedure. They are responsible for obtaining blood specimens from patients, preparing them for testing, and delivering the results.
Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings. They may also work in research laboratories or pharmaceutical companies. Their duties may vary depending on the setting but revolve around obtaining blood specimens from patients, preparing samples for the lab for testing, and delivering test results to physicians or other medical personnel. In addition to their clinical duties, phlebotomists may also be involved in customer service, marketing, and other administrative tasks.
There are some great programs in Nebraska that offer national certification. We highly recommend doing some research to find which one works best with your schedule. Explore the schools’ websites below and contact them directly for any questions or concerns.
|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|
|Community college||Mid Plains Community College||601 W State Farm Rd #140||North Platte||NE||69101||http://www.mpcc.edu/||(308) 535-3600||41.092740||-100.771979||41.0927402-100.7719788||4.1||5,104||36VH+36 North Platte, Nebraska|
|Community college||Testing Center||2801 Edward Babe Gomez Ave||Omaha||NE||68107||http://www.mccneb.edu/||(531) 622-4613||41.207126||-95.957321||41.2071262-95.9573205||4.4||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||5,105||624V+V3 Omaha, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||Fulton Homes Education Center||150, 13750 Millard Ave||Omaha||NE||68137||http://nurseaidetrainingomaha.com/||(402) 502-0502||41.207582||-96.128706||41.2075815-96.1287055||5.0||5,106||6V5C+2G Omaha, Nebraska|
|Medical Center||Mary Lanning Healthcare||715 N St Joseph Ave||Hastings||NE||68901||http://www.marylanning.org/||(402) 463-4521||40.590627||-98.387754||40.5906273-98.3877535||2.8||5,107||HJR6+7V Hastings, Nebraska|
|High school||The Career Academy||8800 O St||Lincoln||NE||68520||http://wp.lps.org/tca/home/tca-home-page/||(402) 325-4700||40.815024||-96.601971||40.8150244-96.6019707||4.7||5,108||R98X+26 Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Community college||Central Community College - Kearney||1215 30th Ave||Kearney||NE||68845||https://www.cccneb.edu/Kearney/||(308) 338-4000||40.686352||-99.122452||40.6863517-99.1224517||4.2||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,109||MVPH+G2 Kearney, Nebraska|
|Medical clinic||Meridian Clinical Research||3537 W 13th St Ste. 100||Grand Island||NE||68803||https://www.mcrmed.com/locations/grand-island-nebraska/||(308) 365-8900||40.929964||-98.385639||40.9299644-98.3856389||3.7||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5AM||Closed||Closed||5,110||WJH7+XP Grand Island, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||Bryan College of Health Sciences||1535 S 52nd St||Lincoln||NE||68506||https://www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/?utm_source=local-listing&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=website-link||(402) 481-3801||40.797327||-96.649049||40.7973273-96.6490486||4.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,111||Q9W2+W9 Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||Endless Beginnings Training Center||6675 Sorensen Pkwy||Omaha||NE||68152||https://ebtcne.com/||(402) 799-1501||41.316950||-96.014588||41.3169501-96.014588||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,112||8X8P+Q5 Omaha, Nebraska|
|College||Clarkson College||101 S 42nd St||Omaha||NE||68131||http://www.clarksoncollege.edu/||(402) 552-3100||41.259341||-95.975451||41.2593411-95.9754506||4.4||5,114||725F+PR Omaha, Nebraska|
|Community college||Southeast Community College||8800 O St||Lincoln||NE||68520||https://www.southeast.edu/||(402) 471-3333||40.815915||-96.601489||40.8159149-96.6014893||4.3||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,115||R98X+9C Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||The Healthcare Academy Passport||F, 1502 J||Bellevue||NE||68005||https://myhealthaccpass.com/||(531) 375-5325||41.145310||-95.913265||41.14531-95.9132645||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,116||43WP+4M Bellevue, Nebraska|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||11414 W Center Rd Suite 101||Omaha||NE||68144||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/nebraska/omaha-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=omaha||(888) 531-8378||41.234628||-96.091817||41.2346281-96.0918173||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||5,117||6WM5+V7 Omaha, Nebraska|
|Community college||Central Community College - Hastings||550 S Technical Blvd||Hastings||NE||68901||http://www.cccneb.edu/||(402) 463-9811||40.576137||-98.331560||40.5761374-98.3315598||4.3||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,118||HMG9+F9 Hastings, Nebraska|
|Public university||University of Nebraska Kearney||2504 9th Ave||Kearney||NE||68849||http://unk.edu/||(308) 865-8441||40.701188||-99.101429||40.7011879-99.1014292||4.3||5,119||PV2X+FC Kearney, Nebraska|
|Community college||Metropolitan Community College Applied Technology Center||10407 State St||Omaha||NE||68122||https://www.mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/Contact-Visit-Us/Locations-Hours/Applied-Technology-Center?utm_source=localsearch&utm_||(531) 622-5800||41.335214||-96.074499||41.3352139-96.074499||4.8||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||Closed||Closed||5,120||8WPG+36 Omaha, Nebraska|
|School||JackJ. Huck Continuing Education Center||301 S 68th St Pl||Lincoln||NE||68510||https://www.southeast.edu/continuingeducationlocation/||(402) 437-2700||40.810871||-96.628023||40.8108712-96.6280234||5,121||R96C+8Q Lincoln, Nebraska|
|School||Quality Career Pathways||5437 N 103rd St||Omaha||NE||68134||https://enrollatquality.com/||(402) 609-9583||41.308448||-96.074340||41.3084475-96.0743398||4.6||5,122||8W5G+97 Omaha, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||Nebraska Methodist College||720 N 87th St||Omaha||NE||68114||https://www.methodistcollege.edu/||(402) 354-7000||41.265533||-96.048370||41.265533-96.04837||4.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,123||7X82+6M Omaha, Nebraska|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||2912 S 80th Ave||Omaha||NE||68124||https://www.redcross.org/local/nebraska/about-us/locations/omaha-council-bluffs-metro-region-office.html?CID=organic_gmb_listing||(402) 343-7700||41.232328||-96.039253||41.2323275-96.0392525||4.6||5,125||6XJ6+W7 Omaha, Nebraska|
|Technical school||Providence Health Career Institute||4600 Valley Rd #412||Lincoln||NE||68510||http://www.providencehealthcareer.com/||(402) 326-2792||40.803578||-96.655367||40.8035775-96.6553671||4.7||5,126||R83V+CV Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Medical clinic||Mary Lanning Healthcare - Central Nebraska Family Care||3016 W Faidley Ave||Grand Island||NE||68803||https://www.marylanning.org/medical-clinics/family-medicine/central-nebraska-family-care/||(308) 381-8546||40.924599||-98.375128||40.924599-98.375128||3.4||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,127||WJFF+RW Grand Island, Nebraska|
|Nursing school||Prestige Health Education Center||5678 N 103rd St||Omaha||NE||68134||http://www.prestigehealthedc.com/||(531) 250-6045||41.310084||-96.076058||41.3100841-96.0760578||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,128||8W6F+2H Omaha, Nebraska|
|High school||Grand Island Senior High School||2124 N Lafayette Ave||Grand Island||NE||68803||http://www.gips.org/senior||(308) 385-5950||40.943072||-98.364730||40.9430721-98.3647299||3.5||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,129||WJVP+64 Grand Island, Nebraska|
|Hospital||Grand Island Regional Medical Center||3533 Prairieview St||Grand Island||NE||68801||https://giregional.org/||(308) 675-5000||40.886211||-98.380348||40.8862105-98.3803482||3.3||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||5,130||VJP9+FV Grand Island, Nebraska|
|Community college||Central Community College - Grand Island||3134 US-34||Grand Island||NE||68801||https://www.cccneb.edu/||(308) 398-4222||40.889539||-98.372472||40.889539-98.372472||4.5||5,131||VJQH+R2 Grand Island, Nebraska|
|Hospital||CHI Health St. Francis||2620 W Faidley Ave||Grand Island||NE||68803||https://www.chihealth.com/content/chi-health/st-francis.html?utm_source=LocalSearch&utm_medium=Facility&utm_campaign=CHIHealth&u||(308) 384-4600||40.925901||-98.371594||40.9259009-98.3715936||4.1||5,132||WJGH+99 Grand Island, Nebraska|
|College||Loren and lexa school||601 W State Farm Rd||North Platte||NE||69101||http://www.mpcc.edu/||(308) 535-3600||41.094108||-100.770643||41.0941081-100.7706433||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||5,133||36VH+JP North Platte, Nebraska|
|University||University of Nebraska Medical Center||42nd and, Emile St||Omaha||NE||68198||https://www.unmc.edu/||(402) 559-4000||41.254855||-95.975917||41.2548549-95.9759165||4.4||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Closed||Closed||5,134||723F+WJ Omaha, Nebraska|
|Community college||Mid-Plains Community College||2520 S E St||Broken Bow||NE||68822||http://www.mpcc.edu/||(308) 872-5259||41.401263||-99.660273||41.4012627-99.6602727||5.0||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||Closed||Closed||5,135||C82Q+GV Broken Bow, Nebraska|
Nebraska phlebotomy program requirements
Phlebotomy tech programs are relatively easy to get into. They are a good choice for those who want to learn a valuable skill and work right away. Training for phlebotomy technicians can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. Below are the minimum requirements for enrollment.
- 18 years of age
- Immunization records
- Current state ID
- H.S. diploma, GED, or equivalent
Programs typically last four to twelve months and prepare you for certification exams administered by professional organizations, such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Certification is not required in all states, but it is recommended to ensure that you have the necessary skills to perform safe and effective phlebotomy procedures.
Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for testing, donations, or transfusions. They also perform other tasks related to blood collection. Phlebotomy technicians must be able to work under pressure and handle needles properly. They must also be able to follow directions and work independently.
- Medical Terminology
- Lab Procedures
- Patient Interaction
- Ethics and Legal Issues
Phlebotomy is a skilled profession that requires knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, as well as safety procedures. Phlebotomists must be able to assess a patient’s condition and determine the best way to obtain a specimen. They must also be able to communicate effectively with patients and other members of the healthcare team. Classroom learning will focus on the theory behind phlebotomy and how to correctly collect blood specimens from patients. Practical experience is gained through working in a clinical setting, where you will perform blood draws on patients of all ages. You will also learn about the different types of blood collection equipment and how to use them safely and effectively.
Phlebotomists are an important part of the healthcare team. They play a vital role in obtaining blood specimens from patients and delivering them to laboratories for testing. They may work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies.
Most phlebotomists work in hospitals and laboratories, but they may also work in other special settings, such as research facilities and blood banks. If you choose to work at outpatient or inpatient facilities, you will spend a large part of the day working with patients. In places like research laboratories, you will probably work less with people and play a more technical role.
Phlebotomy Training by Nebraska Cities:
With experience, phlebotomists may choose to specialize in a specific area of medicine or become supervisors or managers. You could become a:
- Blood bank phlebotomist
- Clinical laboratory phlebotomist
- Forensic science phlebotomist
- Hospital phlebotomist
- Mobile phlebotomist
- Pharmaceutical company phlebotomist
- Research facility phlebotomist
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 830 phlebotomists working in Nebraska. The job growth rate for phlebotomists in Nebraska is projected to be about 10% from 2021-2031, which is higher than the average for all occupations.
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
The field of phlebotomy offers many opportunities for career advancement.
There is also potential for career growth in other industries, such as pharmaceuticals or biotechnology. With the right training and experience, you could become a:
- Clinical Research Coordinator
- Laboratory Manager
- Medical Assistant
- Physician Assistant
- Sales Representative for a Medical Device Company
- Scientist in Various Fields
Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that phlebotomists in Nebraska make an average hourly wage of $17.40, which equals $36,190 per year. The 90th percentile wages are listed at $21.40 per hour or $44,520 per year. Wages depend on experience, employer, and the setting you work in.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Lincoln, NE||190||$ 16.99||$ 35,340|
|Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA||420||$ 18.02||$ 37,490|
|Sioux City, IA-NE-SD||100||$ 18.10||$ 37,650|
See the links below to find out more about becoming a certified phlebotomy technician.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Nebraska 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)