Thinking of becoming a certified phlebotomy technician (CPT)? If so, arm yourself with everything you need to succeed. This guide is packed with essential information on enrolling in an accredited training class. We cover what you need to do to enroll and what you can expect during training. Browse through our big list of schools to find a training program to help you reach your goals.
Phlebotomists or technicians trained to collect blood samples and prepare specimens for analysis. A phlebotomist’s main duty is to collect blood either through venipuncture (from a vein) or dermal puncture (from the skin). Phlebotomists require a mix of skilled techniques and knowledge of healthcare.
During a typical day, phlebotomists will most likely be preparing collection sites and collecting blood from people. Some important aspects of their job include working with patients and families and organizing the samples they collect. Many certified phlebotomy technicians work as nursing assistants or EMTs.
Aside from technical skills, the qualities it takes to safely and successfully work as a phlebotomist include a positive attitude, knowledge of policies and procedures, the ability to handle stress, interpersonal skills, and much more.
The classes below are some of the best-accredited phlebotomy schools in the state. We recommend that you explore programs you’re interested in to make sure that it works with your goals and schedule. Feel free to contact schools for answers to specific questions.
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|Technical school||Tulsa Tech - Peoria Campus||3850 N Peoria Ave||Tulsa||OK||74106||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.210651||-95.976532||36.2106513-95.9765319||4.3||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,469||626F+79 Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Trade school||Community Care College||4242 S Sheridan Rd||Tulsa||OK||74145||http://communitycarecollege.edu/||(918) 610-0027||36.101486||-95.905067||36.1014861-95.9050671||4.1||7:30AM to 10:30P||7:30AM to 10:30P||7:30AM to 10:30P||7:30AM to 10:30P||7:30AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||5,470||432V+HX Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||Victory CNA Academy||5120 N Santa Fe Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73118||(405) 347-8295||35.523001||-97.511738||35.523001-97.511738||4.9||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,471||GFFQ+68 Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Technical school||Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno Campus||7301 W Reno Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73127||https://www.francistuttle.edu/||(405) 717-7799||35.465393||-97.640701||35.465393-97.640701||4.1||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,472||F985+5P Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Technical school||Metro Technology Centers||1900 Springlake Dr||Oklahoma City||OK||73111||http://www.metrotech.edu/||(405) 424-8324||35.512534||-97.478744||35.5125339-97.4787444||4.2||5,473||GG7C+2G Central Oklahoma City, O|
|School||Wings Health Care Training||204 S Elm Pl||Broken Arrow||OK||74012||http://wingshealthcaretraining.net/||(918) 251-3322||36.051073||-95.797763||36.0510732-95.797763||4.5||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,474||3622+FV Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Emergency training||Life Pro CPR Training||618 S Aspen Ave||Broken Arrow||OK||74012||https://lifeprosafety.com/||(918) 994-1312||36.047184||-95.815872||36.0471842-95.8158723||5.0||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||5,475||25WM+VM Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Moore Norman Technology Center - South Penn Campus||13301 S Pennsylvania Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73170||http://www.mntc.edu/||(405) 801-5000||35.335839||-97.548941||35.3358388-97.5489413||4.6||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,476||8FP2+8C South Oklahoma City, Okl|
|Technical school||Tulsa Tech - Owasso Campus||10800 N 137th E Ave||Owasso||OK||74055||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.313004||-95.818474||36.3130035-95.8184738||4.8||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,477||857J+6J Owasso, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||WTI Tulsa Campus||8421 E 61st St u||Tulsa||OK||74133||https://www.wti.edu/||(918) 417-6898||36.076022||-95.882202||36.0760222-95.8822021||4.6||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||Closed||5,478||34G9+C4 Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||MedNoc Training College: CNA, CMA, HHA MAT, BLS Phlebotomy Tech, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Assistant||2828 NW 57th St #120||Oklahoma City||OK||73112||https://mednochealthcareertrainingcoursesok.com/||(405) 225-7876||35.529486||-97.564779||35.529486-97.564779||4.8||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,479||GCHP+Q3 Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Technical school||Central Technology Center||1720 S Main St||Sapulpa||OK||74066||https://www.centraltech.edu/||(918) 224-9300||35.977951||-96.114471||35.977951-96.1144714||4.8||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,480||XVHP+56 Sapulpa, Oklahoma|
|Training centre||Training center||NE 104th St||Oklahoma City||OK||73131||35.577186||-97.449812||35.5771862-97.4498121||5,481||HHG2+V3 Northeast Oklahoma City,|
|Vocational college||Central Oklahoma College||14820 Serenita Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73134||http://www.centraloc.edu/||(405) 609-6622||35.621442||-97.560222||35.6214416-97.5602215||4.2||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||Closed||Closed||5,482||JCCQ+HW Northwest Oklahoma City,|
|Adult education school||Meridian Technology Center||1312 S Sangre Rd||Stillwater||OK||74074||http://www.meridiantech.edu/||(405) 377-3333||36.106879||-97.107008||36.1068788-97.1070083||4.7||5,483||4V4V+Q5 Stillwater, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Metro Tech South Bryant Campus||4901 S Bryant Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73129||http://metrotech.edu/campus/south-bryant-campus||(405) 595-2202||35.414933||-97.461821||35.4149332-97.461821||4.5||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||5,484||CG7Q+X7 Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Adult education school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||3535 NW 58th St Suite 100||Oklahoma City||OK||73112||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/oklahoma/oklahoma-city-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=oklahoma-city||(888) 531-8378||35.530865||-97.581015||35.5308654-97.5810145||4.8||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||5,485||GCJ9+8H Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Medical school||Metro Tech Health Professions Center||1720 Springlake Dr||Oklahoma City||OK||73111||http://metrotech.edu/||(405) 595-4602||35.512147||-97.480898||35.5121473-97.4808975||4.8||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,486||GG69+VJ Central Oklahoma City, O|
|Technical school||Tulsa Tech - Health Sciences Center||3350 S Memorial Dr||Tulsa||OK||74145||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.112898||-95.887365||36.112898-95.8873649||4.4||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,487||4477+53 Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Education center||Health and Safety Education Consultants, Training Center, LLC||3904 E 31st St||Tulsa||OK||74135||http://www.healthandsafetytrain.com/||(918) 812-0299||36.118556||-95.933355||36.1185561-95.9333551||5.0||5,488||4398+CM Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Green Country Technology Center||1100 OK-56 Loop||Okmulgee||OK||74447||https://www.gctcok.edu/||(918) 758-0840||35.632974||-95.936400||35.632974-95.9364||4.7||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 9PM||7:30AM to 3:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,489||J3M7+5C Okmulgee, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Tulsa Tech - Industry Training Center||3610 S Memorial Dr||Tulsa||OK||74145||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.111343||-95.890591||36.1113425-95.8905908||5.0||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,490||4465+FR Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Indian Capital Technology Center||2403 N 41st St E||Muskogee||OK||74403||http://www.ictctech.com/||(918) 687-6383||35.775329||-95.311653||35.775329-95.311653||4.6||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,491||QMGQ+48 Muskogee, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Moore Norman Tech - Norman Campus||4701 12th Ave NW||Norman||OK||73069||http://mntc.edu/||(405) 801-5000||35.274928||-97.457262||35.2749281-97.4572624||4.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,492||7GFV+X3 Norman, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||Family Caregiver Assistance||118 E Commercial St #200||Broken Arrow||OK||74012||https://familycaregiverassistance.com/||(918) 713-2323||36.051567||-95.789925||36.051567-95.7899246||5.0||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||7:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 8:30PM||12:30 to 8:30PM||5,493||3626+J2 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||2301 E Hillside Dr||Broken Arrow||OK||74012||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/Oklahoma/Broken%20Arrow?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom:reputation||(918) 355-4890||36.063162||-95.763633||36.0631615-95.7636326||3.9||10AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||7AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||5,494||367P+7G Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Central Technology Center||3 CT Cir||Drumright||OK||74030||https://www.centraltech.edu/||(918) 352-2551||35.994034||-96.585346||35.9940338-96.5853458||4.8||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,495||XCV7+JV Drumright, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Tulsa Tech - Broken Arrow Campus||4000 W Florence St||Broken Arrow||OK||74011||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.004971||-95.838379||36.0049705-95.8383789||4.1||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 10PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,496||2536+XJ Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School Oklahoma City||2100 N Eastern Ave Suite 8F||Moore||OK||73160||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/location/oklahoma-city/||(360) 522-3226||35.356442||-97.476385||35.3564421-97.4763852||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,497||9G4F+HC Moore, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Autry Technology Center||1201 W Willow Rd||Enid||OK||73703||http://www.autrytech.edu/||(580) 242-2750||36.419056||-97.897469||36.4190559-97.8974685||4.2||5,498||C493+J2 Enid, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||EOC Tech Center||4601 N Choctaw Rd||Choctaw||OK||73020||http://www.eoctech.edu/||(405) 390-9591||35.516897||-97.266988||35.5168965-97.2669884||3.6||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 3:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,499||GP8M+Q6 Choctaw, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Rockwell Campus||12777 N Rockwell Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73142||https://www.francistuttle.edu/||(405) 717-7799||35.600527||-97.639970||35.6005273-97.63997||4.3||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,500||J926+62 Northwest Oklahoma City,|
|College||Oklahoma Health Academy||3801 S Sheridan Rd Suite 1111||Tulsa||OK||74145||(918) 748-9900||36.109475||-95.903855||36.109475-95.9038549||2.3||5,501||435W+QF Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|College||Miller-Motte College - Tulsa||3801 S Sheridan Rd||Tulsa||OK||74145||https://www.miller-motte.edu/campuses/oklahoma/tulsa-career-training/||(918) 663-9000||36.109385||-95.903766||36.1093845-95.9037662||3.5||5,502||435W+QF Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||5801 E 41st St Suite 104||Tulsa||OK||74135||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/oklahoma/tulsa-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=tulsa||(888) 531-8378||36.104979||-95.911200||36.1049787-95.9111995||7AM to 7:30PM||7AM to 7:30PM||7AM to 7:30PM||7AM to 7:30PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 12PM||Closed||5,503||433Q+XG Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||HealthPRO CNA Academy||5049 S 79th E Ave||Tulsa||OK||74145||https://www.healthproresourcenetwork.com/||(918) 745-1262||36.091272||-95.887848||36.0912722-95.8878477||4.9||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,504||34R6+GV Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Portland Campus||3500 NW 150th St||Oklahoma City||OK||73134||https://www.francistuttle.edu/||(405) 717-7799||35.622262||-97.582605||35.622262-97.582605||4.7||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||5,505||JCC8+WX Northwest Oklahoma City,|
|Community college||Oklahoma City Community College - FACE Center||6500 S Land Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73159||http://www.occc.edu/coe||(405) 682-7873||35.399547||-97.571934||35.3995467-97.5719344||4.2||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,506||9CXH+R6 Central Oklahoma City, O|
|College||OCCC Health Professions Center||Oklahoma City||OK||73159||https://www.occc.edu/health/||35.387498||-97.571957||35.3874983-97.5719569||5,507||9CPH+X6 South Oklahoma City, Okl|
|Drug testing service||DRUG N BLOOD SCREENS ON WHEELS INC.||1601 S State St STE 500||Edmond||OK||73013||35.637406||-97.492886||35.637406-97.492886||5,508||JGP4+XR Edmond, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||ATA College - Tulsa, OK||10820 E 45th St STE 100||Tulsa||OK||74146||https://tulsa.ata.edu/||(918) 496-0800||36.098577||-95.856982||36.098577-95.8569822||3.1||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||Closed||Closed||5,509||34XV+C6 Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Education center||Norman Regional Education Center||901 N Porter Ave||Norman||OK||73071||http://www.normanregional.com/||(405) 307-1730||35.229975||-97.440470||35.2299745-97.4404701||7AM to 9PM||7AM to 9PM||7AM to 9PM||7AM to 9PM||7AM to 9PM||Closed||Closed||5,510||6HH5+XR Norman, Oklahoma|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School Tulsa||110 S Hartford Ave #2559||Tulsa||OK||74120||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/location/tulsa/||(360) 522-3226||36.157463||-95.983542||36.1574629-95.9835421||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,511||5248+XH Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Vocational school||Oklahoma Board-Pvt Vocational||2200 N Classen Blvd # 1010||Oklahoma City||OK||73106||https://obpvs.ok.gov/||(405) 521-2225||35.491891||-97.530771||35.4918906-97.5307712||5,512||FFR9+QM Central Oklahoma City, O|
|School||Oklahoma College of Healthcare Inc.||5350 E 46th St Suite #121||Tulsa||OK||74135||http://www.okcollegeofhealth.com/||(918) 236-6594||36.096711||-95.916004||36.0967106-95.9160044||5.0||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||Closed||Closed||5,513||33WM+JH Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Wes Watkins Technology Center||7892 OK-9||Wetumka||OK||74883||http://www.wwtech.org/||(405) 452-5500||35.233501||-96.266697||35.2335014-96.2666972||4.8||8AM to 3:15PM||8AM to 3:15PM||8AM to 3:15PM||8AM to 3:15PM||8AM to 3:15PM||Closed||Closed||5,514||6PMM+C8 Wetumka, Oklahoma|
|Community college||Oklahoma City Community College||7777 S May Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73159||http://www.occc.edu/||(405) 682-1611||35.387761||-97.570262||35.3877607-97.5702617||4.1||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 6PM||Closed||Closed||5,515||9CQH+4V South Oklahoma City, Okl|
|Technical school||Canadian Valley Technology Center - Cowan Campus||1701 S Czech Hall Rd||Yukon||OK||73099||http://cvtech.edu/||(405) 345-3333||35.449180||-97.743390||35.4491799-97.7433898||4.1||Closed||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,516||C7X4+MJ Yukon, Oklahoma|
|Nursing school||First Step Healthcare Training||1163 S Aspen Ave||Broken Arrow||OK||74012||https://www.firststephealthcare.com/||(918) 937-7673||36.044220||-95.814364||36.04422-95.814364||5.0||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,517||25VP+M7 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Trade school||Tulsa Medical Assistant School||7901 S Sheridan Rd||Tulsa||OK||74133||36.048104||-95.903656||36.0481035-95.9036561||5,518||23XW+6G Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Tulsa Tech||3638 S Memorial Dr||Tulsa||OK||74145||https://tulsatech.edu/||(918) 828-5000||36.111040||-95.887649||36.1110401-95.8876485||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,519||4466+CW Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Technical school||Tulsa Technology Center||500 N Adams Rd||Sand Springs||OK||74063||https://tulsatech.edu/about-the-district/locations/sand-springs-campus/||(918) 828-5000||36.143691||-96.102934||36.1436912-96.1029344||5,520||4VVW+FR Sand Springs, Oklahoma|
|Education center||Hillcrest Education Center||1120 S Utica Ave||Tulsa||OK||74104||http://hillcresteducationcenter.com/||(918) 579-3344||36.147138||-95.968101||36.1471375-95.9681008||4.5||5,521||42WJ+RQ Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Non-profit organization||Tulsa Community WorkAdvance||907 S Detroit Ave #210||Tulsa||OK||74120||http://www.workadvance.org/||(918) 442-2200||36.148738||-95.983962||36.148738-95.983962||4.2||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,522||42X8+FC Tulsa, Oklahoma|
Oklahoma phlebotomy program requirements
One of the exciting things about becoming certified is that you can start working right away and make good money. You can enroll in a training program as long as you meet the following requirements.
- 18 years old
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Up-to-date immunization records for major pathogens
- Pass a background to check
Accredited schools received accreditation from national organizations such as the national accreditation agency for clinical laboratory sciences NAACLS. Organizations like this one oversee certification and provide testing to schools.
There are various accreditation agencies, and you may be certified by one or more depending on the type of training you receive. The exams are different based on the testing provider, but the standards each organization follows are the same.
What to expect from phlebotomy classes
You must demonstrate technical abilities and understand proper procedures for blood collection and specimen handling in order to pass the certification exam. Schools prepare students by teaching courses on things like:
- Blood drawing procedure
- The history of phlebotomy
- Medical terminology
- Federal rules and regulations
- Professional ethics
Students get experience in a clinical setting as well as classroom study. Most programs are divided into 20 hours of classroom work in 20 hours of Hands-On practice. Once you have finished the course, you will be eligible to take the certification exam.
After you pass and become certified, you will need to complete continuing education courses CEUs every two years to keep your license active. Although Oklahoma does not require a certification to work as a phlebotomist, it will help your career prospects and give you the best chance at succeeding. Almost all entry-level phlebotomists must be certified to be hired as a tech.
Phlebotomists work in different settings depending on their specialty and their employer. Those in the healthcare industry usually work at inpatient or outpatient centers. Inpatient centers are places where patients stay for an extended period, at least overnight.
Outpatient centers are places where patients are treated and walk out on the same day. No matter where you work, you’ll be dealing with people and coworkers on a regular basis. There are many workplaces that demand phlebotomist technicians. Some CPT work with animals, and others work as traveling phlebotomists collecting samples and transporting them to the lab.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than 1,700 phlebotomists are working in the state. This number doesn’t account for those who are self-employed.
The most common work settings are hospitals and laboratories. You could be working at a medical laboratory inside a hospital or an off-site laboratory. Research laboratories are also in need of phlebotomists. Below are some common places you can find jobs once you become certified.
- Ambulatory healthcare services
- Physician’s offices
- Research laboratories
- Veterinary offices
- Rehabilitation centers
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
The sky’s the limit! There are many different career paths to take once you have the right experience in training. You may want to specialize in a certain area, like pediatrics or geriatric care. You could also become a research scientist and start at the ground level in a lab. You could become a number of things in the healthcare industry or science research industry.
Below are some possible career paths that phlebotomy technicians can transition to easily.
- Registered nurse
- Since practical nurse
- Physician’s assistant
- EKG technician
- Laboratory research scientist
- Teacher or trainer
- Phlebotomy school owner
- Medical sales product specialist
- EMT or paramedic
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that phlebotomists in the state make $16.87 per hour, which comes out to $35,090 per year. The top 10% of earners made $21.99 an hour, which is $45,730 per year.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Enid, OK||50||$ 15.40||$ 32,040|
|Fort Smith, AR-OK||100||$ 15.61||$ 32,460|
|Lawton, OK||80||$ 15.60||$ 32,460|
|Oklahoma City, OK||600||$ 17.97||$ 37,380|
|Tulsa, OK||610||$ 17.03||$ 35,430|
Best Oklahoma Cities For Phlebotomy Classes
The links below are full of information that can help you on your journey.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Oklahoma 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)