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Phlebotomy Technician Program

Prepare for Phlebotomy certification with Phlebotomy training.

Finish Phlebotomy training in as little as 5 months! Programs are offered during the day or in the evening.

Program Summary

Our Phlebotomy training program will prepare you to draw blood samples from patients in a clinical laboratory or public health setting and prepares you for a national certification exam. The program combines 64 hours of classroom instruction with a 40-hour phlebotomy externship to provide you with practical experience (Externship hours vary by state). Over the course of five months, you will gain exposure to on-the-job duties that include drawing blood samples from patients, producing quality laboratory results, gaining the trust and confidence of patients, and much more.

Program Details
  • Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    Payment Plans & Scholarships are widely available.

  • Schedule / Duration

    Schedule / Duration

    Finish in 5 months with day or evening schedules available

  • Externship


    Get real world experience with this program

  • Occupational Outlook

    Occupational Outlook

    Make anywhere from $9 to $20 per hour as a Phlebotomy Technician

  • Locations


    Over 150 classroom locations nationwide

  • Information Sessions

    Information Sessions

    Attend a helpful information session about this program

Financial Assistance

Fees: Fees vary by partner. Check Class Schedules to find a program near you.

Financing: Financial Assistance is offered to many people that apply. Our options may include:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • 5 to 10 month Payment Plans
  • Debit/Credit Card Enrollment

Schedule / Duration

Our Phlebotomy training program offers convenient day, evening and weekend schedules.

Over the course of five months, we combine 64 hours of classroom instruction with a 40 hour phlebotomy externship to provide you with practical experience (Externship hours vary by state).

Click here to find a program that fits your schedule.


We know how important on-the-job training can be. That is why we guarantee externship placement for all students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the student handbook. This practical experience has allowed many of our students to receive job offers immediately upon graduation. Externships are offered near your classroom location. Externship hours vary by state.

Occupational Outlook

What Phlebotomy Technicians Do:
A Phlebotomy Technician’s main job is to draw a patient’s blood for testing.


  • Labeling and storing blood samples, and transporting them to laboratories.
  • Monitoring patients’ blood pressure, pulse and respiratory readings.
  • Computer entry data and record keeping, entering patient information and blood testing results
  • Clerical duties, such as reception work, answering the telephone, writing down requests for blood draws and cleaning/sterilizing equipment

Work Environment:
Phlebotomy technicians work part-time and full-time schedules. This generally varies by employer and office setting.

Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, private clinics, blood laboratories, blood banks, nursing homes, etc.

How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician:
Becoming a Phlebotomy Technician requires a high school diploma or the equivalent, and usually 6-8 months of specialized training, either on-the-job, or through a formalized program.


Only two states legally require that their applicants have a phlebotomy technician certification, however, very few institutions throughout the United States will hire those who are not certified. With certification, phlebotomy technicians will earn a higher salary or hourly wage. Boston Reed's Phlebotomy training program is designed to prepare students for phlebotomy certification.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), American Medical Technologists, and the American Society for Phlebotomy Technicians provide testing that grants the title Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) to those who pass. Certified phlebotomy technicians continue their education to maintain their certification.

The salary of a phlebotomy technician ranges from $18,000 to 42,000. This varies by employer, location and experience.

Job Outlook:
Demand for phlebotomy technicians is high, and therefore, those with the right credentials have little difficulty finding jobs.


Boston Reed is proud to partner with hundreds of schools across the United States. If you aren't able to find a location for phlebotomy training, please let us know. We are constantly adding more locations and hope to help you online or in the classroom.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are a great way to find out more about allied health careers, and the programs offered to get them started. See if there are any in your area. Sign up today!

How to register

1. Click here and then enter your zip code

2. Select "Information Session" from the drop down list. and press go.

3. Find the location that you would like to attend and call or register online.

Note: Not all information sessions allow you to register online. Please call us at 800-201-1141 if you have any questions.