Phlebotomists are an important part of the medical community and work closely with patients and medical staff to care for patients. This guide will help you become a certified phlebotomist technician (CPT). We’ve compiled a list of some of the best schools in North Carolina and gathered valuable information that will help you get started on an exciting career as a phlebotomy technician.
What do phlebotomists do?
Phlebotomists work with patients and medical personnel to collect blood for lab testing. Aside from drawing and collecting blood samples, they may perform other tasks like transporting specimens and quality control testing. They also perform other duties related to patient care, such as correspondence and taking vital signs. CPTs are highly trained professionals with a basic understanding of a wide range of medical knowledge. You’ll be working with people most of the day, so you must have good communication skills if you want to be successful. Other qualities that help are dependability, an eye for detail, empathy, and the ability to handle stress.
Schools can vary in structure, price, and focus. You may want to specialize in an area that one school emphasizes more than another. Take a look at the list of schools below and investigate their programs to see which one is best for you.
|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|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||1800 Burnt Boat Rd||Bismarck||ND||58503||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/North%20Dakota/Bismarck?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom:reputation||(701) 355-0848||46.830066||-100.823254||46.8300662-100.8232539||4.7||11AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 6PM||7AM to 4PM||Closed||5,076||R5JG+2M Bismarck, North Dakota|
|General hospital||Altru Hospital||1200 S Columbia Rd||Grand Forks||ND||58201||http://www.altru.org/find-a-location/location-profile/?id=18&searchId=7c1daacb-fd81-e711-b4e7-2c768a4e1b84&sort=11&page=2&pageSi||(701) 780-5000||47.910661||-97.069160||47.9106607-97.0691595||2.5||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||5,077||WW6J+78 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Cancer treatment center||Trinity Health Center - Town & Country||831 S Broadway||Minot||ND||58702||https://www.trinityhealth.org/locations/trinity-health-town-country/||(701) 857-5000||48.227842||-101.294486||48.2278415-101.2944859||4.5||5,078||6PH4+46 Minot, North Dakota|
|Medical clinic||Sanford Health Grand Forks Clinic||1750 47th Ave S||Grand Forks||ND||58201||https://www.sanfordhealth.org/locations/sanford-health-grand-forks-clinic?y_source=1_MjU4NTY2NTAtNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3D||(701) 757-8700||47.875344||-97.051529||47.8753437-97.0515292||4.0||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 2PM||8AM to 2PM||5,079||VWGX+59 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Community college||NDSCS-Fargo||1305 19th Ave N||Fargo||ND||58102||https://www.ndscs.edu/||(701) 231-6900||46.906371||-96.798998||46.9063707-96.7989975||4.2||5,080||W642+GC Fargo, North Dakota|
|Education center||Dakota College Nursing Program||1 W Burdick Expy||Minot||ND||58701||http://www.dakotacollege.edu/||48.232488||-101.293453||48.2324875-101.2934528||5,081||6PJ4+PH Minot, North Dakota|
|Blood bank||Dak Minn Blood Bank||3375 Demers Ave||Grand Forks||ND||58201||https://www.dakminnbloodbank.org/||(701) 780-5433||47.916918||-97.076611||47.9169177-97.0766106||4.8||7AM to 5:30PM||7AM to 5:30PM||7AM to 5:30PM||7AM to 5:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||5,082||WW8F+Q9 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Medical school||University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences||1301 N Columbia Rd||Grand Forks||ND||58203||https://med.und.edu/||(701) 777-6289||47.932106||-97.068304||47.9321064-97.0683041||4.6||5,083||WWJJ+RM Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|University||University of North Dakota||Grand Forks||ND||58202||https://und.edu/||(701) 777-3000||47.922891||-97.076801||47.922891-97.0768014||4.5||5,084||WWFF+57 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|College||UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines||Nursing Bldg, 430 Oxford St||Grand Forks||ND||58202||http://www.nursing.und.edu/||(701) 777-4174||47.923622||-97.073072||47.9236215-97.0730721||4.0||5,085||WWFG+CQ Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Emergency training||Sanford Health EMS Education||2215 18th St S||Fargo||ND||58103||https://www.sanfordhealthemseducation.org/||(701) 364-1750||46.845138||-96.818014||46.8451381-96.8180135||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,086||R5WJ+3Q Fargo, North Dakota|
|Medical clinic||Grand Forks Clinic||5750 S Washington St||Grand Forks||ND||58201||https://grandforksclinic.com/||(701) 775-5800||47.865238||-97.046623||47.8652381-97.0466233||4.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,087||VX83+39 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Medical laboratory||Sanford Health Grand Forks Clinic Laboratory||1750 47th Ave S||Grand Forks||ND||58201||https://www.sanfordhealth.org/locations/sanford-health-grand-forks-clinic-laboratory?yxt_info=healthcare-facility-2DD55FBC-5064-||(701) 751-8727||47.875383||-97.051526||47.8753833-97.0515262||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,088||VWGX+59 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Vocational school||Vocational Training Center||424 9th Ave S||Fargo||ND||58103||http://www.fargovtc.org/||(701) 241-4858||46.865127||-96.787331||46.865127-96.787331||4.0||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,089||V687+33 Fargo, North Dakota|
|School||Bismarck Technical Center||1221 College Dr||Bismarck||ND||58501||http://bismarckstate.edu/||(701) 323-4340||46.822640||-100.813395||46.8226401-100.8133951||1.0||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,090||R5FP+3J Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Computer training school||Kvasager Learning Center||1802 Continental Dr||Grand Forks||ND||58201||http://lagrave.com/||(701) 775-2873||47.897758||-97.052742||47.8977584-97.0527422||5.0||5,091||VWXW+4V Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|School||Career Academy||1221 College Dr||Bismarck||ND||58501||http://www.btc.bismarckschools.org/techcenter/||(701) 323-4340||46.821785||-100.811351||46.8217853-100.8113514||4.0||5,092||R5CQ+PF Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Medical school||Center For Rural Health||1301 N Columbia Rd Suite E231||Grand Forks||ND||58202||https://ruralhealth.und.edu/||(701) 777-3848||47.932123||-97.067022||47.9321228-97.0670223||5.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,093||WWJM+R5 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|School||Bismarck Vocational Center||1200 College Dr||Bismarck||ND||58501||(701) 224-5433||46.822914||-100.812393||46.8229139-100.8123929||5,094||R5FQ+52 Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Hospital||Altru Health System||1000 S Columbia Rd||Grand Forks||ND||58201||https://www.altru.org/find-a-physician-provider/detail/cristinacalin/||(701) 780-6000||47.911344||-97.069144||47.9113443-97.0691437||2.8||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,095||WW6J+G8 Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Assisted living facility||Valley Eldercare Center||Grand Forks||ND||58201||47.908229||-97.071331||47.9082289-97.0713313||4.0||5,096||WW5H+7F Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Training centre||Grand Forks Area Career & Technology Center||2400 47th Ave S||Grand Forks||ND||58201||http://gfareactc.org/||(701) 787-4872||47.875839||-97.063256||47.875839-97.063256||5,097||VWGP+8M Grand Forks, North Dakot|
|Community college||Schafer Hall||1500 Edwards Ave||Bismarck||ND||58501||http://bismarckstate.edu/||(701) 224-5400||46.821130||-100.816746||46.8211301-100.8167458||4.8||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 10PM||6AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,098||R5CM+F8 Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Medical Center||Trinity Health Center - Fifth Ave. Building||307 5th Ave SE||Minot||ND||58702||https://www.trinityhealth.org/locations/||(701) 857-5000||48.232154||-101.287665||48.2321536-101.2876653||5,099||6PJ6+VW Minot, North Dakota|
|School||Bismarck State College Allied Health Building||500 E Front Ave||Bismarck||ND||58504||https://bismarckstate.edu/||(701) 224-2470||46.804364||-100.783931||46.804364-100.7839312||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,100||R638+PC Bismarck, North Dakota|
|College||Bismarck State College||1500 Edwards Ave||Bismarck||ND||58506||https://bismarckstate.edu/||(800) 445-5073||46.821007||-100.816070||46.8210069-100.8160702||4.0||5,101||R5CM+CH Bismarck, North Dakota|
|University||Rasmussen University - Fargo||4012 19th Ave S||Fargo||ND||58103||https://www.rasmussen.edu/locations/north-dakota/fargo/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=gbp-website||(701) 277-3889||46.848343||-96.848724||46.8483433-96.8487242||4.3||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 12PM||Closed||5,102||R5X2+8G Fargo, North Dakota|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||4770 Technology Cir||Grand Forks||ND||58203||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/North%20Dakota/Grand%20Forks?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom:reput||(701) 772-7447||47.919879||-97.098434||47.9198785-97.0984343||3.0||11AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 7PM||6AM to 6PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||5,103||WW92+XJ Grand Forks, North Dakot|
North Dakota phlebotomy program requirements
Phlebotomy training happens at institutions that receive accreditation from national bodies like the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the The National Phlebotomy Association (NPT). To attend an accredited school, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Show proof of current immunization records
- Pass a background check
The test is overseen by organizations such as the NPT or AMT. Once you receive your certification, you’ll need to renew it every two years. This involves completing a certain number of continuing education units. Each certification agency has different requirements for continuing education.
Phlebotomists are highly trained professionals. Schools have high standards in order to prepare students to handle the job requirements. During your training, you will study:
- The history of phlebotomy
- Modern phlebotomy techniques
- Handling blood samples
- Lab testing
- Dealing with patients and families
- Taking vital signs and blood pressure
- HIPAA and OSHA regulations
- Professional ethics
Most of your training revolves around technical skills and basic medical knowledge. Level one certification courses take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete. Accelerated courses will be shorter. Level 1 certifications cover venipunctures and skin punctures. Level 2 certifications require more technical training. Level two involves venipunctures, skin punctures, and arterial punctures.
Certification is not required in North Dakota, but it will help your career and demonstrate that you have the skills to properly collect and handle samples.
After you’re certified, you have a variety of options. Most often, you’ll be working in either an outpatient facility or an inpatient facility. Inpatient facility settings involve places like long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals where people have overnight stays.
Outpatient facilities are walk-ins like emergency rooms or physicians’ offices where patients go home after treatment. There are a variety of other settings you may work in, including schools and research laboratories.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were around 200 phlebotomists working in the state of North Carolina. These numbers don’t include self-employed workers.
Most of the job opportunities will be in hospitals or research laboratories. Below are a few settings you may want to work in:
- Home Health Care Organizations (HMOs)
- Scientific research labs
- Off-site medical research labs
- Doctor’s offices
- Veterinarians offices
- Emergency rooms
- Ambulatory services
- Geriatric care centers
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
A phlebotomy technician certification is a great way to transition into a lucrative career in the healthcare field or research science field. There are a number of other ways to go as well. Depending on your specialization, you might want to transition into a:
- Medical assistant
- EMT or paramedic
- Genetic counselor
- Business owner
- Training and development manager
- Clinical laboratory scientist
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that phlebotomists in North Carolina earn a mean hourly wage of $19.43; this comes out to $40,410 per year. The top 10% of earners made $28.80 per hour, which equals $59,900 per year.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Fargo, ND-MN||170||$ 19.18||$ 39,890|
|Grand Forks, ND-MN||30||$ 19.10||$ 39,730|
Check out the links below for more information on phlebotomy.
- Phlebotomist jobs in North Dakota 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)