Phlebotomy Technician

Train for a New Career as a Phlebotomy Technician and Make a Difference

When you train with {{$root.brand.brandName}} you can be prepared for a successful career as a phlebotomy technician in less than a month. The healthcare industry is growing rapidly, and the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the phlebotomy technician field will grow by 24%, or over 30,000 jobs, by 2026.* The phlebotomy technician career path offers several benefits:

  • Helping People — You can work in a field that focuses on helping people and making a difference with their health every day.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits — Phlebotomy technicians enjoy competitive salaries as well as the potential for traditional employment benefits.

Choose our training for:

  • Certification preparation – CareerStep’s Phlebotomy Technicians program prepares you with the knowledge needed to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) industry certification exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). To qualify for exam registration, you will also need to perform a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks. Check with your local Labcorp, Quest, or hospital to set up your live experience.
  • Comprehensive support – CareerStep offers you the flexibility of online training in addition to the assurance of live, experienced, one-on-one instructor support whenever you need it.

With our online Phlebotomy Technician training you’ll have the specialized training you need to excel in your new field. Call 1-877-225-7151 for more details.


Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and physician’s offices drawing blood for tests, transfusions, or donations. As medical practices expand in the rapidly growing healthcare industry, phlebotomy technicians will be needed for the following duties:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Calm patients’ fears about the blood draw
  • Verify identity to ensure proper labeling of the blood
  • Label the drawn blood for testing or processing
  • Enter patient information into a computer system
  • Assemble and maintain medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials

Phlebotomy technicians work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and physician’s offices. The healthcare industry is growing rapidly due to the country’s aging population and new healthcare laws. As medical practices expand, phlebotomy technicians will be needed to draw blood for tests, transfusions, or donations. Employment for phlebotomy technicians is expected to grow by 24%, or over 30,000 jobs, by 2026.*

With opportunities nationwide, phlebotomy technicians can earn competitive salaries. The median of phlebotomists earn $32,710 a year according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

According to, though not all states require certification, most employers look to hire certified phlebotomists. States requiring phlebotomy technicians to be certified include California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington.

CareerStep has been training healthcare professionals for over 25 years and offers comprehensive training that prepares students to work as phlebotomy technicians. With CareerStep, you’ll study online, on your own schedule, and at your own pace. You’ll know you’re getting the right education; personal, ongoing support; and the resources and guidance you need to turn your education into a job. With comprehensive phlebotomy training you’ll be ready to sit for the CPT exam immediately after graduation.

Choose CareerStep for the quality education you need to take your next career step into phlebotomy testing and monitoring.

See what makes CareerStep different in our quick introduction.

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the CareerStep Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the CareerStep training program.

The CareerStep program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a phlebotomy technician.

The CareerStep Phlebotomy Technician training program is 57 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. The course is designed to be completed in less than a month of full-time study, and you receive an initial 3-month period of enrollment to provide you the flexibility to study part-time on a pace and at a schedule that works for you.

A 1-month course extension is available should you feel you need more time to complete the program.

Your enrollment includes everything you will need to train for a successful career in medical coding and billing. Your enrollment includes:

  • Access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete library of industry standard codebooks
  • Access to 3M encoding software
  • Online access to the 3M reference library (includes over $1500 worth of references)
  • Technical support