This page aims to guide becoming a certified phlebotomist technician (CPT). No matter where you have experience in the medical field, you’ll be able to explore various career options as a phlebotomist technician. You got a list of some of the best-accredited schools in Virginia for you to browse. Also, find information on the enrollment requirements and what you can expect during training. Our list will help you find one that works best for you. We also discuss what phlebotomists do and how much they make on average in career opportunities.
The primary role of a phlebotomist technician is to collect blood samples and prepare specimens for Laboratory Testing. Blood draws are performed either by venipuncture, through the vein, or dermal puncture, through the skin. A phlebotomist must use the appropriate procedure, handle samples properly and choose the proper equipment. They are also responsible for preparing the collection site and labeling and organizing samples.
Phlebotomists use many other skills related to healthcare. A phlebotomist may also perform point-of-care testing, like blood glucose monitoring or taking blood pressure. The phlebotomist must be aware of safety measures and legal issues. This includes patient confidentiality and informed consent.
Here are more classes for you to explore. Programs are all similar, but they do vary in price and structure. Take a look at the schools’ websites to find out more. Contact the schools if you have questions that need to be addressed on their websites.
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|Nursing school||Training Solutions||2428 Almeda Ave suite 146||Norfolk||VA||23513||http://trainingsolutionsva.com/||(757) 321-8887||36.879448||-76.213941||36.8794476-76.2139405||4.6||5,855||VQHP+QC Norfolk, Virginia|
|College||Centura College||2697 Dean Dr||Virginia Beach||VA||23452||https://centuracollege.edu/||(757) 340-2121||36.837560||-76.064528||36.8375601-76.064528||3.2||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 10:30PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,856||RWQP+25 Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|College||Centura College||616 Denbigh Blvd||Newport News||VA||23608||https://centuracollege.edu/||(757) 874-2121||37.140504||-76.517352||37.1405037-76.5173518||4.2||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 7PM||8AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||5,857||4FRM+63 Newport News, Virginia|
|School district office||Adult Learning Center - Virginia Beach City Public Schools||5100 Cleveland St||Virginia Beach||VA||23462||https://adultlearning.vbschools.com/||(757) 648-6050||36.842811||-76.159143||36.8428112-76.1591432||4.4||8AM to 4PM, 6 to||8AM to 4PM, 6 to||8AM to 4PM, 6 to||8AM to 4PM, 6 to||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,858||RRVR+38 Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|Nursing school||Asher Comprehensive Training Center, Inc||7465 Midlothian Turnpike||North Chesterfield||VA||23225||(804) 233-9494||37.499687||-77.533786||37.4996868-77.5337862||3.7||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,859||FFX8+VF North Chesterfield, Rich|
|Adult education school||Fast Track Health Care Education||3201 Brandon Ave SW #8||Roanoke||VA||24018||http://www.fasttrackhc.com/||(540) 981-9111||37.262341||-80.000669||37.2623414-80.000669||4.6||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,860||7X6X+XQ Roanoke, Virginia|
|Vocational school||AlliedRx Institute of Healthcare||2105 E Parham Rd #108||Henrico||VA||23228||http://www.alliedrxtraining.com/||(866) 348-6920||37.639866||-77.488167||37.639866-77.488167||4.0||5,861||JGQ6+WP Henrico, Virginia|
|College||Centura College||7914 Midlothian Turnpike||North Chesterfield||VA||23235||https://www.centuracollege.edu/||(804) 330-0111||37.499283||-77.543188||37.4992825-77.5431883||3.9||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||5,862||FFX4+PP North Chesterfield, Rich|
|Education center||Building Blocks Services Learning Center||3175 Azalea Garden Rd ste d||Norfolk||VA||23513||http://www.buildingblocksservices.com/||(757) 588-4968||36.883359||-76.224518||36.8833594-76.2245176||9:30AM to 3PM, 4||9:30AM to 3PM, 4||9:30AM to 3PM, 4||9:30AM to 3PM, 4||9:30AM to 3PM, 4||9AM to 2PM||Closed||5,863||VQMG+95 Norfolk, Virginia|
|Medical school||Tidewater Medical Training||1300 Diamond Springs Rd #102||Virginia Beach||VA||23455||http://www.tidewatermedicaltraining.com/||(757) 320-1780||36.887766||-76.179014||36.8877661-76.179014||4.1||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,864||VRQC+49 Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|University||Medical Careers Institute of ECPI University||2809 Emerywood Pkwy #400||Richmond||VA||23294||http://www.ecpi.edu/locations/richmond-virginia-west||(804) 417-4742||37.608813||-77.526537||37.608813-77.526537||2.4||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8:30AM to 5PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||5,865||JF5F+G9 Richmond, Virginia|
|Trade school||Northern Virginia Phlebotomy||12110 Sunset Hills Rd Suite 600||Reston||VA||20190||http://www.northernvirginiaphlebotomy.com/contact-us/||(571) 246-2892||38.954589||-77.363692||38.954589-77.3636921||2.7||Closed||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||9AM to 1PM||9AM to 1PM||5,866||XJ3P+RG Reston, Virginia|
|Nursing school||Family 1st of Virginia Healthcare and Safety Training Center||1403 Pemberton Rd Suite 306||Henrico||VA||23238||http://www.fam1stofva.com/||(804) 986-6431||37.608236||-77.578073||37.6082362-77.5780728||3.5||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||5,867||JC5C+7Q Henrico, Virginia|
|Community college||Laurel Ridge Community College Workforce Solutions||173 Skirmisher Ln||Middletown||VA||22645||https://laurelridgeworkforce.com/||(540) 868-7021||39.036752||-78.267340||39.036752-78.26734||4.7||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,868||2PPM+P3 Middletown, Virginia|
|Emergency training||T&D Phlebotomy||6330 Newtown Rd Suite 630||Norfolk||VA||23502||http://tdphlebotomy.com/||(757) 266-2834||36.843149||-76.186842||36.843149-76.1868417||5.0||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 10PM||9AM to 11PM||Closed||5,869||RRV7+77 Norfolk, Virginia|
|Medical school||Eastern Virginia Medical School||10852 Warwick Blvd||Newport News||VA||23601||http://www.evms.edu/||(757) 594-3636||37.041074||-76.469951||37.0410741-76.4699507||2.2||5,870||2GRJ+C2 Newport News, Virginia|
|Community college||Reynolds Community College||1651 E Parham Rd||Richmond||VA||23228||http://www.reynolds.edu/||(804) 371-3000||37.637107||-77.473786||37.637107-77.473786||3.6||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 6:30PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||8:30AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||5,871||JGPG+RF Richmond, Virginia|
|Medical school||Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc.||19 N Mallory St||Hampton||VA||23663||https://healthcaretrainingsolutionsinc.com/||(757) 405-8498||37.020057||-76.320529||37.020057-76.320529||4.9||5,872||2MCH+2Q Hampton, Virginia|
|Medical school||Tidewater Medical Training||1503 Hardy Cash Dr||Hampton||VA||23666||http://tidewatermedicaltraining.com/||(757) 320-1780||37.055363||-76.399078||37.0553627-76.3990783||4.1||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,873||3J42+49 Hampton, Virginia|
|University||ECPI University||1001 Omni Blvd||Newport News||VA||23606||http://www.ecpi.edu/locations/newport-news-virginia||(757) 849-0548||37.091075||-76.462187||37.0910751-76.4621873||3.2||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 9PM||8AM to 5PM||10AM to 3PM||Closed||5,874||3GRQ+C4 Newport News, Virginia|
|Vocational school||Northwest Phlebotomy School Richmond||2920 W Broad St #89||Richmond||VA||23230||https://www.nwphlebotomyschool.com/||(360) 522-3226||37.564064||-77.472172||37.5640643-77.4721721||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,875||HG7H+J4 Richmond, Virginia|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||205 S Whiting St Suite 202||Alexandria||VA||22304||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/virginia/alexandria-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=alexandria||(888) 531-8378||38.812355||-77.137641||38.8123552-77.1376407||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||8:30AM to 9:30PM||5,876||RV66+WW Alexandria, Virginia|
|School center||New Horizons Regional Education Center: Newport Academy||13400 Woodside Ln||Newport News||VA||23608||http://www.nhrec.org/||(757) 874-4444||37.171424||-76.527077||37.1714235-76.5270765||4.9||5,877||5FCF+H6 Newport News, Virginia|
|Medical billing service||Medical Billing & Coding Institute||Richmond||VA||23230||(804) 249-9124||37.580361||-77.487405||37.5803608-77.4874049||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,878|
|Vocational school||Norfolk Allied Health Training Center,LLC||6387 Center Dr Suite 13||Norfolk||VA||23502||http://norfolk-allied.com/||(757) 395-4398||36.847080||-76.183691||36.8470798-76.183691||2.5||12 to 5PM||Closed||12 to 5PM||12 to 5PM||12 to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,880||RRW8+RF Norfolk, Virginia|
|School||Phlebotomy Ready Institute||809 Live Oak Dr unit 20||Chesapeake||VA||23320||https://www.phlebotomyreadyinstitute.com/||(757) 289-6070||36.796033||-76.232274||36.7960329-76.2322736||9AM to 4PM||10AM to 10PM||9AM to 4PM||10AM to 10PM||12 to 3PM||Closed||Closed||5,881||QQW9+C3 Chesapeake, Virginia|
|University||Norfolk State University||1881 University Dr||Virginia Beach||VA||23453||https://www.nsu.edu/||(757) 368-6348||36.781278||-76.096342||36.7812784-76.096342||5.0||5,882||QWJ3+GF Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|School||Medical Solutions Academy||306 Poplar St||Danville||VA||24541||https://www.medicalsolutionsacademy.org/||(434) 836-8393||36.591359||-79.399297||36.591359-79.3992968||4.2||9AM to 5:30PM||8:30AM to 5:30PM||8:30AM to 5:30PM||8:30AM to 5:30PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||5,883||HJR2+G7 Danville, Virginia|
|Paternity testing service||LABS TO GO||5541 Parliament Dr #203||Virginia Beach||VA||23462||http://www.labstogo.com/||(757) 490-8888||36.839553||-76.178975||36.8395528-76.1789751||4.7||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 2PM||Closed||5,885||RRQC+RC Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|College||Riverside College of Health Careers||316 Main St||Newport News||VA||23601||http://www.riversideonline.com/rshc||(757) 240-2200||37.034968||-76.456196||37.0349684-76.4561964||4.3||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,886||2GMV+XG Newport News, Virginia|
|Community college||SVA-Virginia Peninsula Community College||99 Thomas Nelson Dr||Hampton||VA||23666||https://www.vpcc.edu/military-veterans-families||(757) 825-2700||37.063423||-76.418601||37.0634225-76.4186005||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,887||3H7J+9H Hampton, Virginia|
|Training centre||Professional Technical Learning Center||11524 Jefferson Ave #103||Newport News||VA||23601||http://www.protechlearning.com/||(904) 701-7851||37.070905||-76.472370||37.0709051-76.47237||3.3||Closed||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||Closed||5,888||3GCH+93 Newport News, Virginia|
|University||Medical Careers Institute||1001 Omni Blvd||Newport News||VA||23606||http://www.ecpi.edu/locations/newport-news-virginia||(757) 941-5857||37.091050||-76.462202||37.0910503-76.4622022||2.8||8:30AM to 9PM||8:30AM to 9PM||8:30AM to 9PM||8:30AM to 9PM||8:30AM to 5PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||5,889||3GRQ+C4 Newport News, Virginia|
|Medical school||Heart to Heart Career Training Center||4345 New Town Ave #200A||Williamsburg||VA||23188||http://www.hearttoheartctc.com/?utm_campaign=gmb||(757) 280-4002||37.280766||-76.740469||37.2807657-76.7404692||4.8||10AM to 4:30PM||10AM to 4:30PM||10AM to 4:30PM||10AM to 4:30PM||10AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,890||77J5+8R Williamsburg, Virginia|
|College||Chester Career College||751 W Hundred Rd||Chester||VA||23836||https://chestercareercollege.edu/||(804) 751-9191||37.348819||-77.373918||37.348819-77.373918||3.2||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,891||8JXG+GC Chester, Virginia|
|Nursing school||Professional Career Institute||9200 Arboretum Pkwy Suite 110||North Chesterfield||VA||23236||http://procareerinstitute.org/||(804) 327-9740||37.494223||-77.568726||37.4942229-77.5687261||3.7||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,892||FCVJ+MG North Chesterfield, Rich|
|Blood testing service||Burks Phlebotomy On The Go, LLC (Mobile Phlebotomy)||7400 Beaufont Springs Dr STE 300||Richmond||VA||23225||https://burksphlebotomyonthegollc.com/||(833) 287-5746||37.507951||-77.528232||37.5079508-77.5282315||5.0||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 8PM||6AM to 7PM||5,894||GF5C+5P Richmond, Virginia|
|School||Dream Academy Richmond||2505 Chamberlayne Avenue, 2505 Chanberlayne Avenue||Richmond||VA||23220||(804) 228-8200||37.565739||-77.444482||37.5657393-77.4444819||5.0||5,895||HH84+85 Richmond, Virginia|
|Technical school||Richmond Technical Center||2015 Seddon Way||Richmond||VA||23230||https://rtc.rvaschools.net/||(804) 780-6272||37.580562||-77.470366||37.5805617-77.4703655||3.0||5,896||HGJH+6V Richmond, Virginia|
|Pharmacy||Bremo Pharmacies Training Center||2002 Staples Mill Rd||Richmond||VA||23230||http://www.bremorx.com/||(804) 285-8055||37.584661||-77.493776||37.5846609-77.493776||2.7||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||9AM to 5:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,897||HGM4+VF Richmond, Virginia|
|Training school||Fresh Start Healthcare ,LLC||8568 Sanford Dr||Henrico||VA||23228||http://cpr-bofa.com/||(804) 539-3809||37.629483||-77.504485||37.6294831-77.5044847||4.0||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,898||JFHW+Q6 Henrico, Virginia|
|Training centre||Community College Workforce Alliance||1651 E Parham Rd||Richmond||VA||23228||http://ccwatraining.org/||(804) 523-2292||37.637980||-77.472201||37.6379796-77.4722009||4.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,899||JGQH+54 Richmond, Virginia|
|Medical school||Sentara RMH School of Phlebotomy||1401 Technology Dr||Harrisonburg||VA||22802||https://www.sentara.com/hospitalslocations/locations/sentara-rmh-school-of-phlebotomy/directions-parking.aspx||(540) 564-7232||38.465596||-78.852849||38.465596-78.8528494||5,900||F48W+6V Harrisonburg, Virginia|
Virginia phlebotomy program requirements
Phlebotomy training programs are officially accredited by certification bodies such as American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the American Society Of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). To enroll, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- The 18 years of age or older
- Possess current immunization records for Major pathogens
One of the first things many new students do is get their shots. There are a lot of different shots you need to get. If you aren’t already, you need to be immunized against Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, the Flu, Chicken Box, Tetanus, and other diseases.
Phlebotomy is technical, and it requires good hand-eye coordination. It’s relatively easy to earn your certification, but it does take lots of practice. You also have to learn the basics of healthcare and medicine. Below are some subjects you can expect to study if you enroll in an accredited program:
- Human anatomy
- Basic phlebotomy
- The history of phlebotomy
- Medical terminology
- HIPAA and OSHA laws
In addition to technical skills, you will develop soft skills. Before you can perform venipunctures or dermal punctures unsupervised, you will need 20 hours of practice and 20 hours of classroom study. After that, you will be able to practice one-to-one with patients in a clinical setting, which does not require certification.
After completing your training, you will be eligible to sit for the national phlebotomy certification exam. One of the accrediting bodies, like the (ASP), provides tests. These organizations also set standards and provide continuing education. Continuing education units CEUs are required to renew your license. License is at least every two years, and continuing education is designed to refresh your skills and keep you updated on the latest methods and developments in the industry.
There are only four states that require phlebotomists to be certified, and these are California, Washington, Louisiana, and Nevada. You don’t need certification in Virginia, and it’s a bright idea. Mainly because it will demonstrate your ability and proficiency in the field. If you still need to get on-the-job experience, getting an entry-level job will be easy too. Additionally, it makes you a more attractive prospect to potential employers.
You can work in a variety of different places. The most common categories for phlebotomists in the healthcare industry are inpatient or outpatient centers. Inpatient centers are places where people can stay for an extended period, and outpatient centers are where people walk in and out on the same day.
There are many phlebotomists in Virginia, and there is about one phlebotomist employed for every 1,000 jobs in the state. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth is expected to rise by 10% from 2022-2030.
The most common places to work in our hospitals and laboratories. They’re also several other settings you can work in. You will most likely find opportunities in places such as:
- In-house laboratories
- Off-site laboratories
- Emergency ambulatory centers
- Outpatient centers like geriatric care facilities
- Doctor’s offices
These are very good places for entry-level phlebotomists to get into the industry. On average, 36% of phlebotomists work in hospitals and 35% work in laboratories. You can also find jobs in scientific research labs and other settings like schools. Traveling phlebotomists go to different places to collect samples and transport them.
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomist career path
The healthcare and scientific research industries are booming, and there is a growing need for qualified phlebotomy technicians. Many CPTs go on to work in healthcare, start their own businesses, or work in scientific research. Below are some career paths to consider:
- Licensed practical nurse
- Registered nurse
- Laboratory technician
- Research laboratory scientist
- EMT or paramedic
- Medical supply specialist
- Trainer or teacher
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2022 report, phlebotomists in the state of Virginia and $19.45 per hour, equivalent to $40,460 per year.
The average phlebotomist’s salary in Virginia also depends on the local market. The salary and employment data below can help you find the best places to work in Virginia.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA||60||$ 17.96||$ 37,350|
|Charlottesville, VA||60||$ 19.57||$ 40,710|
|Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA||220||$ 15.94||$ 33,150|
|Lynchburg, VA||70||$ 15.96||$ 33,200|
|Richmond, VA||710||$ 19.55||$ 40,670|
|Roanoke, VA||240||$ 17.72||$ 36,860|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||540||$ 17.61||$ 36,620|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV||1,920||$ 23.62||$ 49,120|
|Winchester, VA-WV||80||$ 17.63||$ 36,680|
Cities in Virginia
Learn more about career options and training by visiting the link below.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Virginia 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)