Phlebotomy is a growing field that can lead to many lucrative opportunities, and it offers good pay and the chance to be a vital part of the medical community. If you’re interested in certified phlebotomy training, look at our large list of schools and explore your options. You can also learn about salary, What It’s like on the job, and what you can expect from training.
What do phlebotomists do?
Phlebotomists are primarily responsible for drawing blood and preparing specimens for diagnostics. They work with people and families often. Other duties include patient correspondence and maintaining records. They also perform basic lab tests for quality control and collect non-blood samples as well. Phlebotomists must also have knowledge of all HIPAA and OSHA regulations.
It’s not uncommon for a phlebotomist to transition quickly into a nursing role. Some qualities that are beneficial to have are communication skills, a professional attitude, compassion, good organizational skills, and emotional intelligence. In many of the roles, you’ll also be working under pressure. A large part of the job involves keeping patients comfortable and safe.
We’ve compiled this list so you can browse schools and narrow down the ones that you’re interested in. On the websites, there is plenty of information about what you’ll be studying in the course and how many units you’ll need to complete. We recommend that you compare several schools to see which one may be best for you.
Phlebotomy Classes Near You in South Carolina
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|Adult education school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||7301 Rivers Ave Suite 188||North Charleston||SC||29406||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/south-carolina/charleston-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=charleston||(888) 531-8378||32.933254||-80.038749||32.933254-80.038749||4.7||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||5,639||WXM6+8G North Charleston, South|
|Technical university||Midlands Technical College - Beltline Campus||316 S Beltline Blvd||Columbia||SC||29205||http://www.midlandstech.edu/||(803) 738-8324||33.988198||-80.980461||33.988198-80.9804606||2.9||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 1:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,640||X2Q9+7R Columbia, South Carolina|
|Training school||PATCH Career Institute||1818 Norwood St||North Charleston||SC||29405||http://patchcareerinstitute.com/||(843) 744-1249||32.851879||-79.963434||32.8518792-79.9634338||4.4||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,641||V22P+MM North Charleston, South|
|College||Southeastern College - Columbia||581 Columbia Mall Rd||Columbia||SC||29223||https://www.sec.edu/campuses/columbia/||(803) 798-8800||34.063415||-80.960462||34.0634152-80.9604619||4.3||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 10PM||8AM to 9:30PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||5,642||327Q+9R Columbia, South Carolina|
|Technical university||Midlands Technical College - Northeast Campus||151 Powell Rd||Columbia||SC||29203||http://www.midlandstech.edu/||(803) 738-8324||34.098381||-80.972435||34.098381-80.972435||3.8||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5:30PM||8AM to 1:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,643||32XH+92 Columbia, South Carolina|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||25 Woods Lake Rd Suite 319||Greenville||SC||29607||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/south-carolina/greenville-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=greenville||(888) 531-8378||34.857017||-82.352786||34.8570169-82.352786||5.0||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||8:30AM to 9:30PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||5,644||VJ4W+RV Greenville, South Caroli|
|Technical school||Palmetto School of Career Development||5841 Rivers Ave Suite 112||North Charleston||SC||29406||https://palmettoschool.com/||(855) 432-2681||32.900208||-80.019409||32.9002075-80.0194091||3.8||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,645||WX2J+36 North Charleston, South|
|Vocational school||Palmetto School of Career Development||7001 St Andrews Rd #5||Columbia||SC||29212||https://www.palmettoschool.com/||(803) 781-0023||34.075427||-81.178249||34.0754274-81.1782488||2.8||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||8:30AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,646||3RGC+5P Columbia, South Carolina|
|Adult education school||Professional Medical Training Center - PMTC||2229 S Irby St||Florence||SC||29505||https://www.professionalmedicaltrainingcenter.com/||(843) 678-9135||34.154651||-79.769032||34.1546509-79.7690317||4.5||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||5,647||563J+V9 Florence, South Carolina|
|Community college||Trident Technical College||7000 Rivers Ave||North Charleston||SC||29406||http://www.tridenttech.edu/||(843) 574-6111||32.928059||-80.030764||32.9280591-80.0307641||3.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,648||WXH9+6M North Charleston, South|
|All In Vein Phlebotomy, LLC.||125G Wappoo Creek Dr||Charleston||SC||29412||https://www.allinveinphlebotomy.org/contact-us.html||(843) 330-7464||32.764164||-79.975046||32.7641639-79.9750464||5.0||6 to 9PM||6 to 9PM||6 to 9PM||6 to 9PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||5,649||Q27F+MX Charleston, South Caroli|
|Nursing school||Fortis College||246 Stoneridge Dr Suite 101||Columbia||SC||29210||https://www.fortis.edu/campuses/south-carolina/columbia.html||(803) 678-4800||34.015167||-81.081825||34.0151672-81.0818252||2.8||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||5,650||2W89+37 Columbia, South Carolina|
|Education center||Intrepid Healthcare Training||2460 India Hook Rd Suite #201-A||Rock Hill||SC||29732||http://intrepidhealthcaretraining.com/||(803) 366-1122||34.975397||-81.025937||34.9753971-81.0259374||5.0||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,651||XXGF+5J Rock Hill, South Carolin|
|Dental school||Carolina Career School||605 Northwood Rd||Lexington||SC||29072||http://www.carolinacareerschool.com/||(803) 785-4769||33.992504||-81.234516||33.9925038-81.2345156||4.8||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||5,652||XQV8+25 Lexington, South Carolin|
|University||ECPI University||3800 Paramount Dr||North Charleston||SC||29405||http://www.ecpi.edu/locations/charleston-south-carolina||(843) 606-5902||32.852777||-80.021267||32.852777-80.0212665||3.8||5,653||VX3H+4F North Charleston, South|
|College||Southeastern College - Charleston||2431 Aviation Ave #703||North Charleston||SC||29406||https://www.sec.edu/campuses/charleston/||(843) 747-1279||32.900574||-80.027319||32.900574-80.0273189||4.7||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||5,654||WX2F+63 North Charleston, South|
|Community college||York Technical College||452 Anderson Rd S||Rock Hill||SC||29730||http://www.yorktech.edu/||(803) 327-8000||34.935098||-80.995289||34.935098-80.995289||3.4||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,655||W2P3+2V Rock Hill, South Carolin|
|Computer training school||PST Training Center||4055 Faber Pl Dr Suite 100||North Charleston||SC||29405||http://www.trainwithpst.com/||(843) 529-0098||32.843310||-80.020183||32.8433104-80.0201834||3.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,656||RXVH+8X North Charleston, South|
|Technical school||Miller-Motte College||8085 Rivers Ave||North Charleston||SC||29406||http://www.miller-motte.edu/campuses/charleston-career-training||(843) 733-3073||32.953294||-80.044298||32.9532937-80.0442975||3.4||5,657||XX34+87 North Charleston, South|
|Technical school||Midlands Technical College - Harbison Campus||7300 College St #2361||Irmo||SC||29063||http://www.midlandstech.edu/||(803) 732-0432||34.085707||-81.172972||34.0857071-81.1729722||4.6||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 1:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,658||3RPG+7R Irmo, South Carolina|
|Training centre||MUSC Community Training Center||1 S Park Cir #300||Charleston||SC||29407||http://www.muschealth.org/ctc||(843) 876-8696||32.794625||-80.030301||32.794625-80.0303012||4.9||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,659||QXV9+RV Charleston, South Caroli|
|School||trident tech||2500 City Hall Ln||North Charleston||SC||29406||https://www.tridenttech.edu/||32.876876||-80.011912||32.8768758-80.0119117||5,660||VXGQ+Q5 North Charleston, South|
|School||Step It Up Medical Training||121 John Mark Dial Dr Unit C||Columbia||SC||29209||(803) 873-2501||33.920743||-80.950739||33.9207431-80.9507388||5.0||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||5,661||W2CX+7P Columbia, South Carolina|
|University||Medical Careers Institute||7410 Northside Dr # 100||North Charleston||SC||29420||https://www.ecpi.edu/medical/location/charleston/||(843) 414-0350||32.935985||-80.049416||32.9359851-80.0494156||5,662||WXP2+96 North Charleston, South|
|Medical school||Community Technical School, Inc||384 Willis St||Yemassee||SC||29945||32.691260||-80.863485||32.6912602-80.8634846||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||5,663||M4RP+GJ Yemassee, South Carolina|
|Medical school||phlebotomy training certification||9005 Two Notch Rd||Columbia||SC||29223||http://onthegomobilephlebotomy.com/||(704) 241-9168||34.092597||-80.926510||34.0925972-80.9265096||5.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||5,664||33VF+29 Columbia, South Carolina|
|Community college||Trident Technical College Mount Pleasant Campus||1125 John Dilligard Ln||Mt Pleasant||SC||29464||http://www.tridenttech.edu/||(843) 958-5810||32.818062||-79.842231||32.818062-79.842231||4.6||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,665||R595+64 Mt Pleasant, South Carol|
|Education center||Professional Development & Training Services LLC||102 Standard Warehouse Rd||Lugoff||SC||29078||http://pdtsllc.com/||(803) 572-0780||34.216768||-80.699523||34.2167678-80.6995233||5.0||5,666||6882+P5 Lugoff, South Carolina|
|Non-profit organization||The American Society Of Phlebotomy Technicians||310 N Gum St Suite B||Summerville||SC||29483||http://aspt.org/||(843) 970-8150||33.022224||-80.169874||33.0222235-80.1698741||3.0||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||5,667||2RCJ+V3 Summerville, South Carol|
|Trade school||Academy of Health Sciences||3614 Ashley Phosphate Rd||North Charleston||SC||29418||(843) 767-2464||32.925936||-80.082587||32.925936-80.0825865||5,668||WWG8+CW North Charleston, South|
|Education center||Quality Healthcare Skills, LLC||3935 Sunset Blvd||West Columbia||SC||29169||(803) 928-7233||34.007407||-81.142402||34.0074069-81.1424016||5.0||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||8:30AM to 10PM||5,669||2V45+X2 West Columbia, South Car|
|School||Midlands Technical College||N Beltline Blvd||Columbia||SC||29204||https://www.midlandstech.edu/||(803) 738-8324||33.988135||-80.980442||33.9881353-80.9804415||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,670||X2Q9+7R Columbia, South Carolina|
|Nursing school||Allheart Health Services, LLC||188 S Pike E||Sumter||SC||29150||http://www.allheartahec.org/||(803) 773-1800||33.944450||-80.334901||33.9444504-80.3349008||3.6||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,671||WMV8+Q2 Sumter, South Carolina|
|Medical school||Medical University of South Carolina||1600 Midtown Ave 3rd Floor||Mt Pleasant||SC||29464||https://web.musc.edu/||(843) 876-8282||32.817622||-79.840436||32.8176222-79.8404357||4.9||5,672||R595+2R Mt Pleasant, South Carol|
|Educational institution||Carmichael Medical Training, LLC||1501 Belle Isle Ave Suite 110||Mt Pleasant||SC||29464||https://carmichaelmedical.training/||(843) 532-2492||32.838045||-79.856633||32.8380448-79.8566325||5.0||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||Open 24 hours||5,673||R4QV+68 Mt Pleasant, South Carol|
|Blood donation center||The Blood Connection||5870 Core Rd||North Charleston||SC||29406||https://thebloodconnection.org/charlestoncenter/||(854) 429-1700||32.899746||-80.023678||32.8997461-80.0236782||3.7||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 5PM||7AM to 5PM||5,674||VXXG+VG North Charleston, South|
|Training centre||Carolina Medical Training Institute, LLC||2430 Atlas Rd||Columbia||SC||29209||http://www.carolinamedicaltraininginstitute.com/||(803) 647-5599||33.942336||-80.975201||33.9423355-80.9752014||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,675||W2VF+2R Columbia, South Carolina|
|Nursing school||Carolina Nursing Assistant Program Academy (CNAPA)||2712 Middleburg Dr # 222||Columbia||SC||29204||http://cnapa.com/||(803) 588-9158||34.015227||-81.003461||34.0152266-81.0034614||4.7||Closed||10AM to 3PM||10AM to 3PM||10AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||5,676||2X8W+3J Columbia, South Carolina|
|Educational institution||Greenville Technical College Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Training||10 Skyview Dr MS1121||Greenville||SC||29607||https://www.gvltec.edu/edct/environment_safety/index.html||(864) 250-8800||34.823216||-82.370609||34.8232157-82.3706091||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 1PM||Closed||Closed||5,678||RJFH+7Q Greenville, South Caroli|
|Educational institution||Next Level Healthcare Institute||701 N Anderson Rd N||Rock Hill||SC||29730||http://www.nextlevelhci.com/||(803) 293-6761||34.956927||-80.996366||34.9569265-80.9963663||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||5,679||X243+QF Rock Hill, South Carolin|
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South Carolina phlebotomy program requirements
Schools are very affordable, and you may even be able to get assistance if you are part of a program at a community college. To enroll in a certification one program, you need to be:
- 18 years of age
- Up to date on all your current immunizations
- High school graduate or equivalent
To train phlebotomists to take the certification exam, schools must be )accredited by national associations. These bodies oversee licensing and testing. The tests will vary based on the national test provider you register with.
What to expect from phlebotomy classes
Students must gain a mastery of the blood drawing procedure, which involves collecting samples and monitoring patients. They need to handle samples correctly, choose the appropriate tools, label them correctly, and move them in a timely manner. Below are some other subjects you’ll study if you enroll:
- Hematology (the study of blood and blood-forming tissues)
- Blood forming tissues
- Histology (the study of human body tissues and cells)
- Safety and sanitation
- Laws and regulations
- Medical terms
Substitutions may be surprised to learn that there are lots of soft skills covered in training. This is because you’ll need to learn how to deal with people in most settings. You’ll develop your people skills as well as organizational skills.
Training consists of classroom study and practice in a clinical setting. This is the minimum. Once you complete your hours, you’ll be ready to take the national phlebotomist exam.
Where can I work as a phlebotomist in South Carolina?
You can work anywhere after you become certified. While certification is not required in South Carolina, it’s almost standard for those with no experience to require a certification to get hired. Even if you have experience, it may give you an edge over your competition in the job market.
You’ll most likely be working in outpatient or inpatient centers if you are in healthcare. Outpatient centers include places like physicians’ offices or schools where the people you treat leave the same day. Inpatient centers allow patients to stay for an extended period of time.
Phlebotomy jobs in South Carolina
South Carolina has around 2,260 phlebotomists in the state. This is estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in a report published in May of .2021. Job growth is estimated to rise by 10% from the years 2020 to 2030
As we mentioned, most phlebotomists work in healthcare, but there are lots of other places you’ll find phlebotomist technicians.
- Research laboratories
- Home health care agencies (HMOs)
- Blood banks
- Home healthcare agencies
- Ambulatory centers
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomist career path
The sky’s the limit, and there’s always work in medical care because it’s something that will always be needed. There are plenty of opportunities to advance your career, including getting a level 2 certificate that allows you to do arterial punctures. Long-term career options you may want to explore:
- Registered nurse
- Laboratory technician
- EMT or paramedic
- It still technician
- Laboratory science
- Molecular biologist
There are many other options if you want to move into entrepreneurship or business. Many become traveling teachers that hold workshops and seminars. Other phlebotomist experts made you specialize in a very specific area, such as animal care, pediatrics, or geriatrics.
How much does a phlebotomist get paid in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, phlebotomists make an average mean wage of $17.72 per hour and an average yearly salary of $36,860.
Phlebotomy salaries in South Carolina vary a bit depending on the local metro area.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||340||$ 17.73||$ 36,880|
|Charleston-North Charleston, SC||340||$ 18.69||$ 38,880|
|Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC||1,230||$ 19.08||$ 39,680|
|Columbia, SC||370||$ 17.86||$ 37,160|
|Florence, SC||100||$ 17.42||$ 36,230|
|Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC||420||$ 17.88||$ 37,190|
|Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC||40||$ 17.21||$ 35,790|
|Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC||220||$ 17.63||$ 36,670|
The links below can help you on your journey.
- Phlebotomist jobs in South Carolina 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)