Are you interested in learning about becoming a certified phlebotomy technician? If you are, this page will give you all the advice you need to get started. You can learn essential information about enrolling in a training program, what you’ll be doing on the job, and career path options. Be sure to browse our big list of schools to compare phlebotomy programs in Wisconsin.
Phlebotomists collect blood samples and prepare them for diagnostics. The main duty of a phlebotomist is to draw blood by making an incision from either the vein or the skin and preparing the specimen for lab testing.
The blood drawing procedures are venipuncture (from a vein) and dermal puncture (from the skin). Another role they have is to remove blood from donors for blood transfusions. Another practice is removing blood to decrease the thickness of the blood for people with an overproduction of red blood cells.
Aside from collecting blood, phlebotomists are also responsible for labeling and packaging non-blood specimens such as urine or other body fluids. They also take vital signs and handle patient correspondence. Successful phlebotomists are dependable, sympathetic, good under pressure, and have good people skills.
Browse the classes below to discover what the programs have to offer. You can contact the schools for more specific information to answers you cannot find from looking at their websites.
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|Emergency training||Benda CPR Services Milwaukee||3524 W National Ave Suite 201||Milwaukee||WI||53215||http://bendacprmilwaukee.com/||(262) 278-3722||43.021719||-87.958592||43.0217187-87.9585915||4.9||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||Open 24 hours||Closed||5,985||22CR+MH Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Private university||Herzing University - Kenosha||5800 7th Ave||Kenosha||WI||53140||https://www.herzing.edu/campus/kenosha||(262) 293-5475||42.582672||-87.819868||42.5826718-87.819868||4.7||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 5:30PM||Closed||Closed||5,986||H5MJ+33 Kenosha, Wisconsin|
|Private college||Bellin College||3201 Eaton Rd||Green Bay||WI||54311||https://www.bellincollege.edu/||(920) 433-6699||44.468336||-87.921759||44.468336-87.9217586||5.0||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||Closed||Closed||5,987||F39H+87 Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Association or organization||Latino Academy of Workforce Development||1917 Lake Point Dr||Madison||WI||53713||https://www.latinoacademywi.org/||(608) 310-4573||43.047995||-89.347247||43.0479954-89.3472468||4.6||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,988||2MX3+65 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Emergency training||CPR Certification Milwaukee||313 N Plankinton Ave #207||Milwaukee||WI||53203||https://www.cprcertificationmilwaukee.com/||(414) 206-1183||43.034220||-87.912073||43.0342198-87.9120726||5.0||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||7AM to 7PM||10AM to 3PM||Closed||5,989||23MQ+M5 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Medical school||Medical College of Wisconsin||9200 W Wisconsin Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53226||http://www.mcw.edu/||(414) 805-0509||43.043575||-88.021824||43.0435754-88.0218242||4.8||5,990||2XVH+C7 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|College||Gateway Technical College: Burlington Center||496 McCanna Pkwy||Burlington||WI||53105||https://www.gtc.edu/||(800) 247-7122||42.669516||-88.256330||42.6695161-88.2563304||4.9||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 3PM||Closed||5,991||MP9V+RF Burlington, Wisconsin|
|Vocational college||Milwaukee Area Technical College Downtown Milwaukee Campus||700 W State St||Milwaukee||WI||53233||http://matc.edu/||(414) 297-6282||43.043502||-87.921112||43.0435021-87.9211124||3.7||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,992||23VH+CH Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|College||Blackhawk Technical College||6004 S County Rd G||Janesville||WI||53546||https://blackhawk.edu/||(608) 758-6900||42.593277||-89.015303||42.5932766-89.0153029||4.4||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||Closed||7AM to 5PM||7:30AM to 4PM||Closed||5,993||HXVM+8V Janesville, Wisconsin|
|Community college||NWTC Green Bay East||1451 University Ave||Green Bay||WI||54302||https://www.nwtc.edu/about-nwtc/nwtc-locations/nwtc-green-bay-east||(920) 272-9260||44.512301||-87.988367||44.5123005-87.9883669||4.5||11AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||11AM to 4:45PM||11AM to 6PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||5,994||G266+WM Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||2600 W Wisconsin Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53233||https://www.redcross.org/local/wisconsin/about-us/locations/southeast-chapter.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings||(414) 342-8680||43.038925||-87.946616||43.0389245-87.9466156||4.1||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||5,995||23Q3+H9 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Adult education school||UWM School of Continuing Education||161 W Wisconsin Ave #6000||Milwaukee||WI||53203||http://uwm.edu/sce/||(414) 227-3200||43.038337||-87.912143||43.0383365-87.9121427||4.9||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||5,996||23QQ+84 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|College||Madison College - Goodman South Campus||2429 Perry St||Madison||WI||53713||https://madisoncollege.edu/goodman-south-campus||(608) 243-4200||43.037708||-89.395495||43.0377077-89.3954948||4.8||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 2PM||Closed||5,997||2JQ3+3R Madison, Wisconsin|
|Private college||Bryant & Stratton College||1320 Warwick Wy||Mt Pleasant||WI||53406||https://www.bryantstratton.edu/locations/wisconsin/racine||(262) 200-7090||42.717945||-87.865113||42.7179445-87.8651134||3.7||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||5,998||P49M+5X Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin|
|Community college||Madison Area Technical College||1701 Wright St||Madison||WI||53704||https://madisoncollege.edu/||(608) 246-6100||43.120956||-89.332789||43.1209564-89.3327891||4.1||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 3PM||7AM to 3PM||5,999||4MC8+9V Madison, Wisconsin|
|Vocational school||Trinity Allied Healthcareer Academy||2140 S 55th St||Milwaukee||WI||53219||https://www.trinityedu.net/contact||(414) 998-0958||43.005385||-87.981371||43.0053852-87.9813705||4.8||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||6,000||2249+5F Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Technical university||Madison Area Technical College - Reedsburg||300 Alexander Ave||Reedsburg||WI||53959||http://madisoncollege.edu/||(608) 524-7800||43.530137||-90.027627||43.5301369-90.0276268||4.7||6,001||GXJC+3W Reedsburg, Wisconsin|
|Medical school||Alliance Health Care Service||6815 W Capitol Dr Suite 207||Milwaukee||WI||53216||http://www.alliancehealthinst.org/||(414) 269-9498||43.089619||-87.997773||43.0896189-87.9977728||4.8||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 3PM||9AM to 12PM||Closed||Closed||6,002||32Q2+RV Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Association or organization||Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps||1437 Marquette St||Racine||WI||53404||https://greatlakesccc.org/||(262) 880-4811||42.739119||-87.792588||42.7391192-87.7925875||5.0||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,003||P6Q4+JX Racine, Wisconsin|
|Vocational school||Phlebotomy Training Specialists||3333 N Mayfair Rd Suite 115||Wauwatosa||WI||53222||https://www.phlebotomyusa.com/wisconsin/wauwatosa-phlebotomy-school-classes/?c=wauwatosa||(888) 531-8378||43.079430||-88.048816||43.0794298-88.0488156||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||6,004||3XH2+QF Wauwatosa, Wisconsin|
|Book store||Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Bookstore||2740 W Mason St||Green Bay||WI||54303||http://nwtcbookstore.com/||(920) 498-5407||44.527227||-88.106001||44.5272269-88.1060012||4.5||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,005||GVGV+VH Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Adult education school||Adult Learning Center||2224 W Kilbourn Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53233||http://alcmke.org/||(414) 263-5874||43.041804||-87.941236||43.0418035-87.9412363||4.9||8:30AM to 6:30PM||8:30AM to 6:30PM||8:30AM to 6:30PM||8:30AM to 6:30PM||Closed||Closed||Closed||6,006||23R5+PG Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|College||Gateway Technical College||3520 30th Ave||Kenosha||WI||53144||https://www.gtc.edu/||(800) 247-7122||42.606568||-87.847232||42.6065681-87.8472323||4.2||8:30AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 2:30PM||Closed||6,007||J543+J4 Kenosha, Wisconsin|
|College||Madison Area Technical College - Portage||330 W Collins St||Portage||WI||53901||http://madisoncollege.edu/||(608) 745-3100||43.561961||-89.472667||43.5619608-89.4726669||3.4||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,008||HG6G+QW Portage, Wisconsin|
|College||Gateway Technical College||1001 S, Main St||Racine||WI||53403||https://www.gtc.edu/||(800) 247-7122||42.721070||-87.780998||42.7210698-87.7809977||4.3||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 3PM||Closed||6,009||P6C9+CJ Racine, Wisconsin|
|Hospital||Aurora St Luke's Medical Center||2900 W Oklahoma Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53215||https://care.aurorahealthcare.org/locations/aurora-st-luke%27s-medical-center-milwaukee||(414) 649-6000||42.989578||-87.950789||42.989578-87.950789||3.3||6,010||X2QX+RM Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Technical school||Fox Valley Tech | Oshkosh Riverside Campus||150 N Campbell Rd||Oshkosh||WI||54902||https://www.fvtc.edu/Oshkosh||(920) 233-9191||44.018862||-88.554198||44.018862-88.554198||4.3||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 10PM||7AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,011||2C9W+G8 Oshkosh, Wisconsin|
|Education center||APHE Wisconsin LLC||3201 Eaton Rd||Green Bay||WI||54311||http://www.aphewisconsin.com/||(262) 233-0133||44.468403||-87.921606||44.4684033-87.9216061||4.8||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,012||F39H+99 Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|University||Rasmussen University - Green Bay||904 S Taylor St #100||Green Bay||WI||54303||https://www.rasmussen.edu/locations/wisconsin/green-bay/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=gbp-website||(920) 593-8400||44.526247||-88.080687||44.526247-88.0806868||4.2||7:30AM to 8PM||7:30AM to 8PM||7:30AM to 8PM||7:30AM to 8PM||7:30AM to 4PM||9AM to 1PM||Closed||6,013||GWG9+FP Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|College||WCTC Waukesha Campus (Waukesha County Technical College)||327 E Broadway||Waukesha||WI||53186||http://www.wctc.edu/||(262) 695-6500||43.007340||-88.223219||43.0073399-88.2232192||3.7||6,014||2Q4G+WP Waukesha, Wisconsin|
|Emergency training school||Heart 2 Heart Training and Mobile Care||1325 Lathrop Ave||Racine||WI||53405||http://www.heart2hearttrainingandmobilecares.com/||(262) 880-7019||42.716116||-87.825793||42.7161156-87.8257933||6,015||P58F+CM Racine, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Quality Healthcare Options||7425 Harwood Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53213||https://www.qhotraining.com/||(414) 475-7337||43.050905||-88.005424||43.0509048-88.0054237||3.5||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,016||3X2V+9R Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|School||Great Lakes CCC CERT School Milwaukee||2772 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr||Milwaukee||WI||53212||(262) 880-4811||43.068964||-87.913868||43.0689637-87.9138681||6,017||339P+HF Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Pathologist||Aurora Healthcare-Pathology||8901 W Lincoln Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53227||http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/||(414) 329-7905||43.001495||-88.023071||43.001495-88.0230713||5.0||6,018||2X2G+HQ Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Employment agency||Cutting Edge Staffing LLC||1400 N 6th St||Milwaukee||WI||53212||(414) 935-2668||43.048759||-87.918267||43.0487587-87.9182669||3.7||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,019||23XJ+GM Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Training centre||J. Johnson Education Center Ltd||7905 W Appleton Ave #202||Milwaukee||WI||53218||https://jjohnsoneducationcenter.com/index.html||(414) 438-9390||43.098686||-88.011381||43.0986863-88.0113805||4.2||Closed||Closed||8AM to 3PM||8AM to 3PM||8AM to 3PM||Closed||Closed||6,020||3XXQ+FC Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|College||UWM College of Health Sciences||Enderis Hall, 2400 E Hartford Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53211||https://uwm.edu/healthsciences/||(414) 229-2758||43.078004||-87.879791||43.0780042-87.8797914||6,021||34HC+63 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Employment center||Racine County Workforce Solutions||1717 Taylor Ave||Racine||WI||53403||https://www.racinecounty.com/departments/workforce-solutions||(262) 638-6312||42.709451||-87.804597||42.7094513-87.8045974||3.3||8AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||6,022||P55W+Q5 Racine, Wisconsin|
|Community center||Midwest Medical - EMS Training Center||6471 N Industrial Rd||Milwaukee||WI||53223||(414) 358-2040||43.135157||-87.991554||43.1351565-87.9915542||4.7||6,023||42P5+38 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Quality CNA Training - Fitchburg||5395 E Cheryl Pkwy||Fitchburg||WI||53711||https://qualitycnatraining.com/||(715) 902-1746||43.003572||-89.414358||43.0035718-89.4143581||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||6,024||2H3P+C7 Fitchburg, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Community Health Care Training||5140 N Teutonia Ave||Milwaukee||WI||53209||(414) 578-3132||43.110560||-87.949237||43.11056-87.949237||2.0||6,025||4362+68 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Training school||Alliance Health Care Racine||2731 Washington Ave||Racine||WI||53405||http://www.alliancehealthinst.org/||42.715966||-87.812319||42.7159661-87.8123187||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 5PM||10AM to 2PM||Closed||Closed||6,026||P58Q+93 Racine, Wisconsin|
|College||Madison Area Technical College - Fort Atkinson||827 Banker Rd||Fort Atkinson||WI||53538||http://madisoncollege.edu/||(920) 568-7200||42.940161||-88.855925||42.9401605-88.8559251||4.6||6,027||W4RV+3J Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Center for Nursing Excellence||3001 W Beltline Hwy Suite 305||Madison||WI||53713||http://www.cheswi.org/||(608) 227-2292||43.034558||-89.429237||43.034558-89.429237||6,028||2HMC+R8 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Meriter Nursing Skills||301 W Beltline Hwy||Madison||WI||53713||(608) 227-2292||43.037086||-89.387290||43.0370862-89.3872904||6,029||2JP7+R3 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Medical school||Department of Medical Tech||1300 University Ave||Madison||WI||53706||(608) 262-2085||43.073806||-89.407370||43.0738059-89.4073698||6,030||3HFV+G3 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Technical school||Milwaukee Career College||3077 N Mayfair Rd Suite 300||Milwaukee||WI||53222||http://www.mkecc.edu/||(414) 257-2939||43.074223||-88.048920||43.0742225-88.0489196||2.4||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 6PM||8:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||6,031||3XF2+MC Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Non-profit organization||American Red Cross||4860 Sheboygan Ave||Madison||WI||53705||https://www.redcross.org/local/wisconsin/about-us/locations/southwest-chapter.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings||(877) 618-6628||43.074227||-89.463435||43.0742273-89.4634348||4.5||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed||6,032||3GFP+MJ Madison, Wisconsin|
|Training centre||Comfort Home CBRF Training Center, LLC||3500 N Sherman Blvd Suite 201||Milwaukee||WI||53216||http://comforthomehealthcaremilw.com/||(414) 514-4158||43.082912||-87.966750||43.0829119-87.9667495||4.9||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||10AM to 4PM||12 to 4PM||Closed||6,033||32MM+58 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|After school program||Red Caboose School Age Program||1501 Jenifer St||Madison||WI||53703||http://redcaboosedaycare.org/||(608) 251-5432||43.086317||-89.357483||43.0863167-89.3574829||3.0||6,034||3JPV+G2 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Technical school||ABC Apprenticeship & Training Trust||5330 Wall St||Madison||WI||53718||http://www.abcwi.org/apprenticeship||(608) 244-6056||43.132849||-89.288598||43.1328491-89.2885982||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||6,035||4PM6+4H Madison, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Quality CNA Training - Madison||5218 E Terrace Dr||Madison||WI||53718||https://qualitycnatraining.com/||(715) 902-1746||43.144105||-89.291729||43.1441051-89.2917291||5.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||6,036||4PV5+J8 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Technical school||Techskills Madison||5100 Eastpark Blvd #210||Madison||WI||53718||http://www.techskills.edu/||(608) 245-9100||43.144834||-89.294856||43.1448337-89.2948561||6,037||4PV4+W3 Madison, Wisconsin|
|Training centre||Wisconsin CNA||1025 Tullar Rd||Neenah||WI||54956||(920) 979-4428||44.170100||-88.495698||44.1701003-88.495698||6,038||5GC3+2P Neenah, Wisconsin|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||N 161, Eisenhower Dr||Appleton||WI||54915||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/Wisconsin/Appleton-Eisen?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom:reputatio||(920) 733-1979||44.245650||-88.347498||44.2456496-88.3474979||4.2||5:30AM to 7:30PM||5:30AM to 7:30PM||5:30AM to 7:30PM||5:30AM to 7:30PM||5:30AM to 7PM||7AM to 3PM||7AM to 3PM||6,039||6MW3+72 Appleton, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Quality CNA Training||210 S Oneida St||Green Bay||WI||54303||http://qualitycnatraining.com/||(715) 281-5064||44.522130||-88.043912||44.5221299-88.0439119||3.0||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||8AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed||6,040||GXC4+VC Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Nursing school||Quality CNA Training - Green Bay||3150 Gershwin Dr||Green Bay||WI||54311||http://qualitycnatraining.com/||(715) 902-1746||44.523013||-87.924747||44.5230132-87.9247473||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||8AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||6,041||G3FG+64 Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Blood donation center||BioLife Plasma Services||900 Isbell St||Green Bay||WI||54303||https://www.biolifeplasma.com/locations/Wisconsin/Green%20Bay%20-%20Isbell?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=tom||(920) 498-3394||44.526050||-88.095343||44.5260501-88.0953425||3.2||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7:30PM||6AM to 7PM||7AM to 3PM||7AM to 3PM||6,042||GWG3+CV Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Community college||Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||2740 W Mason St||Green Bay||WI||54307||https://www.nwtc.edu/||(920) 498-5444||44.527261||-88.107326||44.5272605-88.1073264||4.5||7:30AM to 6PM||7:30AM to 6PM||7:30AM to 6PM||7:30AM to 6PM||7:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed||6,043||GVGV+W3 Green Bay, Wisconsin|
Wisconsin phlebotomy program requirements
Phlebotomy certificate programs are entry-level. All you need to do is meet a few basic requirements. They are as follows:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- A current state identification card or driver’s license
- Be 18 years of age
- Have all your current immunization shots
You may be surprised at how many shots you’ll need before you get started. It goes without saying that you’ll need to be vaccinated against COVID. But there are many other vaccines you need for diseases like influenza, chicken pox, hepatitis A and b, tetanus, whooping cough, and other diseases.
Schools are approved to provide training for certification from organizations like the national phlebotomy association NPA or the American Medical Technologists AMT. These organizations and others provide tests and continuing education units CEUs.
Students must demonstrate proficient technical and communication skills to complete their training. Phlebotomy is highly technical, but it is not necessarily difficult to become a phlebotomist as long as you practice and do the classroom work. The curriculum involves:
- Blood drawing procedure
- Handling and transporting specimens
- Ethical and legal issues
- Professional issues
- The history of Phlebotomy
In most cases, you can expect to be in school for around 4 to 6 months. Training is a mix of hands-on experience in a clinical setting in classroom training, either online or in person. Since the pandemic, many programs have offered classwork entirely online, and others have in-class meetings to accommodate different learning styles.
After 20 hours of study and 20 hours of practice in a live setting, you’ll be able to perform blood draws unsupervised. This is where your clinical training comes into play, and you’ll develop skills in dealing with patients one-on-one.
You can work anywhere in the state of Wisconsin after you become a CPT. The most common settings are inpatient Care centers and outpatient Care centers. Inpatient care centers are walk-ins where people come and go, and inpatient care centers are designed for extended stays. There are also many other settings. Whether it’s an inpatient center or an outpatient center, you’ll be in a specialized role such as geriatrics, pediatrics, etc.
You may also end up in a laboratory setting where you’ll have less contact with patients and more experience preparing and transporting specimens.
One thing to keep in mind is that although Wisconsin is not one of the four states in the US that require you to hold certification to practice as a phlebotomist, it is beneficial in more ways than one. You’ll be a more attractive prospect to hiring managers because certification demonstrates that you’ve undergone all the training necessary to handle every aspect of the job. This may hold more weight than someone with more experience but not a certification.
Most phlebotomists in Wisconsin and throughout the US work in hospitals or laboratories. There are dozens of other settings that you may work in. Here are a few places to consider:
- General hospitals
- Research laboratories
- Physician’s offices
- Ambulances and ambulatory centers
- Rehabilitation centers
- Geriatric care centers
- Children’s hospitals
- Veterinarian’s offices
|Where Phlebotomists Work||% of Jobs|
|Other ambulatory healthcare services||14%|
|Outpatient care centers||1%|
Phlebotomist career path
As we mentioned, there are dozens of different places to work. You may specialize in a role as a:
- Forensic phlebotomist
- Point of care coordinator
- Quality control specialist
- Research phlebotomist
- Clinical laboratory technician
- Mobile phlebotomist
- Veterinary phlebotomist
These are all great entry points if you’re interested in a career in related fields. There are plenty of opportunities for growth in various industries. Many phlebotomists transition into different healthcare or science research careers. They’re also opportunities to work in education as a trainer or start your own business. Many become sales executives for medical device companies.
The average hourly mean wage for a phlebotomist in Wisconsin is $19.27, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annual mean wage is $40,090.
Wisconsin’s top metro areas have varying pay ranges for phlebotomists.
|Metro Area||Phlebotomists Employed||Avg. Hourly Wage||Avg. Annual Wage|
|Appleton, WI||130||$ 18.78||$ 39,060|
|Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI||3,600||$ 20.51||$ 42,650|
|Duluth, MN-WI||100||$ 18.19||$ 37,840|
|Eau Claire, WI||150||$ 19.32||$ 40,180|
|Green Bay, WI||270||$ 18.70||$ 38,890|
|Janesville-Beloit, WI||90||$ 18.16||$ 37,760|
|La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN||110||$ 18.75||$ 39,010|
|Madison, WI||720||$ 19.91||$ 41,420|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||870||$ 19.65||$ 40,870|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||700||$ 20.17||$ 41,950|
|Oshkosh-Neenah, WI||180||$ 18.76||$ 39,020|
|Racine, WI||110||$ 19.27||$ 40,070|
|Sheboygan, WI||50||$ 18.80||$ 39,110|
|Wausau, WI||90||$ 18.51||$ 38,510|
Cities in Wisconsin
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Please visit the links below to find more certification information and working as a phlebotomist.
- Phlebotomist jobs in Wisconsin 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)