Are you looking to learn a valuable skill? Becoming a certified phlebotomy technician is a great way to enter a thriving industry and start a lucrative career. You can find helpful information here if you are curious or ready to enroll in an accredited phlebotomy class. Browse through our big list of schools to find a training program near you.
Phlebotomy literally means to make an incision into a vein. Phlebotomy is derived from the Greek words phlebo, which translates to vein, and tome, which translates to cut or make an incision. A phlebotomist is a professional who collects blood samples and prepares them for laboratory analysis.
Phlebotomists are vital to the healthcare industry. If you work in a clinical setting, much of your day will be spent dealing with patients and organizing samples. Phlebotomists need to be able to handle stressful situations and multitask. They also need good organizational skills and good people skills. If this sounds like you, you might be perfect for this job.
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|Community college||Portland Community College - CLIMB Center||1626 SE Water Ave||Portland||OR||97214||https://www.pcc.edu/professional/health/entry/phlebotomy/||(971) 722-2798||45.511339||-122.665593||45.511339-122.6655929||4.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,523||G86M+GQ Portland, Oregon|
|Community college||Mt. Hood Community College||26000 SE Stark St||Gresham||OR||97030||http://www.mhcc.edu/||(503) 491-6422||45.514400||-122.395631||45.5143998-122.3956308||4.2||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,524||GJ73+QP Gresham, Oregon|
|Adult education school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||4800 SW Griffith Dr Suite 210||Beaverton||OR||97005||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/oregon/beaverton-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=beaverton||(888) 531-8378||45.485256||-122.794584||45.4852557-122.7945836||4.5||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||4 to 11AM||Closed||5,525||F6P4+45 Beaverton, Oregon|
|Medical laboratory||VenaCare NW Wellness Clinic and Mobile Phlebotomy||6464 SW Borland Rd Suite C-5||Tualatin||OR||97062||http://www.venacarenwlabs.com/||(503) 878-5418||45.376070||-122.743037||45.3760703-122.7430366||4.4||8AM to 12PM, 1 t||8AM to 12PM, 1 t||8AM to 12PM, 1 t||8AM to 12PM, 1 t||8AM to 12PM, 1 t||Closed||Closed||5,526||97G4+CQ Tualatin, Oregon|
|Technical school||Oquirrh Mountain Phlebotomy School||12725 SW Millikan Way #300||Beaverton||OR||97005||http://oregonphlebotomyschool.com/||(971) 231-8600||45.490050||-122.807822||45.4900502-122.8078224||4.0||9AM to 9:30PM||9AM to 9:30PM||9AM to 9:30PM||9AM to 9:30PM||9AM to 9:30PM||9AM to 9:30PM||Closed||5,527||F5RR+2V Beaverton, Oregon|
|Medical school||Oregon Medical Training Private Career School||1126 Gateway Loop #108||Springfield||OR||97477||http://www.oregonmedicaltraining.com/||(541) 343-3100||44.080831||-123.043504||44.080831-123.043504||4.4||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||5,528||3XJ4+8H Springfield, Oregon|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School Portland||4620 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Suite C5||Portland||OR||97221||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/||(360) 522-3226||45.485792||-122.724704||45.4857924-122.724704||4.8||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,529||F7PG+84 Portland, Oregon|
|Community college||Chemeketa Community College||4000 Lancaster Dr NE||Salem||OR||97305||http://www.chemeketa.edu/||(503) 399-5000||44.979445||-122.978655||44.9794447-122.978655||3.9||5,530||X2HC+QG Salem, Oregon|
|Trade school||Institute of Technology - Salem||4700 Silverton Rd NE||Salem||OR||97305||https://www.iot.edu/locations/salem-college/?utm_source=GMB&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=salem||(503) 363-9001||44.969187||-122.967655||44.969187-122.9676548||3.4||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,531||X29J+MW Salem, Oregon|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||8800 SE Sunnyside Rd #2185||Clackamas||OR||97015||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/oregon/clackamas-phlebotomy-courses/?c=clackamas||(888) 531-8378||45.432755||-122.572974||45.432755-122.572974||5.0||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||4 to 11AM||Closed||5,532||CCMG+4R Clackamas, Oregon|
|School||Pacific health Training||512 Manzanita St||Central Point||OR||97502||http://www.pacifichealthcaretraining.com/||(541) 941-7732||42.376715||-122.914115||42.3767149-122.9141145||5.0||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,533||93GP+M9 Central Point, Oregon|
|Nursing school||Sumner College | Medical Assisting School||7535 NE Ambassador Pl Suite L||Portland||OR||97220||http://www.sumnercollege.edu/||(971) 371-7312||45.577877||-122.573401||45.5778774-122.5734014||7:30AM to 7PM||7:30AM to 7PM||7:30AM to 7PM||7:30AM to 7PM||7:30AM to 7PM||Closed||Closed||5,534||HCHG+5J Portland, Oregon|
|Education center||Salem Health CHEC||939 Oak St SE||Salem||OR||97302||http://www.salemhealth.org/chec/||(503) 814-2432||44.932984||-123.032699||44.9329842-123.0326989||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,535||WXM8+5W Salem, Oregon|
|Training school||Rogue School of Phlebotomy||201 W Main St Suite 2C||Medford||OR||97501||http://roguesp.org/||(541) 622-8053||42.324726||-122.875004||42.324726-122.8750042||5,536||84FF+VX Medford, Oregon|
|Nursing school||TLC Education||3102 SE Holgate Blvd||Portland||OR||97202||http://www.pdxnursing.com/||(503) 915-7905||45.490027||-122.633516||45.4900272-122.6335155||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,537||F9R8+2H Portland, Oregon|
|Nursing school||Quick! Nursing Asst Training||11238 SE 21st Ave # 2||Portland||OR||97222||(503) 654-1638||45.441643||-122.639281||45.4416425-122.6392813||3.0||5,538||C9R6+M7 Portland, Oregon|
|Medical school||Oregon Medical Training||960 SW Disk Dr||Bend||OR||97702||http://www.oregonmedicaltraining.com/||(541) 343-3100||44.043608||-121.325683||44.0436075-121.3256825||5,539||2MVF+CP Bend, Oregon|
|Community college||Chemeketa Community College Building 6||6 E Campus Loop||Salem||OR||97305||http://chemeketa.edu/||(503) 399-5000||44.978835||-122.975957||44.978835-122.9759567||4.8||5,540||X2HF+GJ Salem, Oregon|
|Medical school||West Coast Phlebotomy Inc||408 Beavercreek Rd #402||Oregon City||OR||97045||http://www.westcoastphlebotomy.com/||(503) 723-8777||45.333196||-122.591357||45.3331958-122.5913569||3.2||5,541||8CM5+7F Oregon City, Oregon|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||4494 River Rd N Suite 101||Keizer||OR||97303||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/oregon/keizer-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=keizer||(888) 531-8378||44.989222||-123.025483||44.9892224-123.0254828||4.6||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||5:30AM to 6:30PM||4 to 11AM||Closed||5,542||XXQF+MR Keizer, Oregon|
|Community college||Mt. Hood Community College Bruning Center||1484 NW Civic Dr||Gresham||OR||97030||https://www.mhcc.edu/BruningCenter/||(503) 491-6422||45.508066||-122.440417||45.5080657-122.4404171||4.2||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,543||GH55+6R Gresham, Oregon|
Check out the list of schools below to see if any of the schools look right for you. We recommend that you take your time doing research because training programs vary from school to school. If you can’t find information on the web, please contact the school for answers to your questions or concerns.
Oregon phlebotomy program requirements
Enrolling in classes is a good idea if you want to learn a valuable skill and start working immediately. It’s relatively short to earn a certification compared to other technical skills that are just as difficult and pay similar salaries. Before you enroll, you must:
- Be 18 years old
- Submit to a background check
- Provide up-to-date immunization records
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Accredited institutions are the only ones that can refer you to take the certification test. The tests are overseen by accreditation bodies such as the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), or the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASP).
These organizations oversee the testing process as well as certification renewals. If you pass the test, you’ll have to renew your license every two years to stay current.
Phlebotomy is technical in nature, and you must display the ability to collect blood safely and properly handle samples. Not only that, you’ll need to develop soft skills. Students learn about:
- The blood drawing procedure
- Ethics and regulations
- Patient correspondence
- Labeling and transporting samples
- Sanitation and safety
- The history of phlebotomy
- Medical terms
Schools prepare students by giving them hands-on experience as well as theoretical knowledge. Initial training programs prepare students for the CPT one test. This provides a level 1 certification based on the ability to perform venipunctures and dermal punctures. Level 2 certifications take longer to acquire. Level 2 certification programs prepare students for arterial punctures and other difficult procedures.
Classroom work will consist of general medical knowledge. You study a wide range of basic healthcare topics. This is a great foundation for a career in other areas of healthcare or research.
Phlebotomists work in clinical settings or laboratory settings. There are also a number of other special settings they may work in. Some technicians work as traveling phlebotomists who collect samples on location and transport them to off-site labs.
You can work in inpatient clinics or outpatient clinics. Inpatient settings are places where patients stay long-term or for an indefinite amount of time. They can even stay as little as overnight. Outpatient clinics are places where people can walk in and leave on the same day.
If you’re in healthcare, you will most likely be working closely with patients and families. You may specialize in an area such as pediatrics or geriatrics. Or you may want to work in a research laboratory.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are over 2,000 phlebotomists working in the state of Oregon. Throughout the US, most job opportunities exist in healthcare. This is a great place to start for certified phlebotomy technicians.
Oregon does not require you to have certification to practice phlebotomy, but it’s becoming normal for entry-level technicians to be certified. This not only gets you the best training available, but it also helps your job prospects. Common settings you’ll find phlebotomists working in are:
- Ambulatory care centers
- Blood banks
- Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
- Veterinary in offices
- Physician’s offices
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomists are needed in many different places, and the training you receive depends on your employer and specialty. There are many different types of phlebotomists, including:
- Forensic phlebotomist
- Mobile phlebotomist
- Research phlebotomist
- Quality control specialists
- Point of care coordinators
- And more
CPT can easily transition into very lucrative careers in roles as research scientists, nurses or doctors, and laboratory scientists. There are many other options too. You could go on to sales, own your own business, or become an accredited trainer. With the right experience, you’ll have a lot of opportunities.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that phlebotomists in Oregon make an average of $21.06 per hour. This comes out to $43,800 per year.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Albany, OR||40||$ 19.70||$ 40,970|
|Bend-Redmond, OR||100||$ 21.69||$ 45,110|
|Eugene, OR||140||$ 20.21||$ 42,040|
|Grants Pass, OR||50||$ 20.22||$ 42,060|
|Medford, OR||130||$ 19.99||$ 41,570|
|Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA||1,090||$ 22.20||$ 46,170|
|Salem, OR||120||$ 20.39||$ 42,410|
See the links below for more helpful information on becoming a certified phlebotomist technician in Oregon.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Oregon 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)