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Projections of Employment

According to O*Net Online the number of Phlebotomists is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for the Phlebotomists are expected to increase by 24 percent, or 1,880 jobs between 2018-2028.

What Phlebotomy Technician Do:

Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes. Phlebotomy technicians are important members of the health care team and often need to explain the blood-drawing procedure and put patients at ease.
With constantly evolving medical technologies, phlebotomy technicians must know the difference in blood test types and should be aware of how medications and diet impact blood samples.

Scope of practice:

Phlebotomy technicians are responsible for drawing samples of blood and preparing them for testing. Common tasks and duties include:
  • Explaining procedures to patients
  • Comforting patients that might be nervous about needles
  • Taking blood pressure, pulse, and respiration readings
  • Drawing blood
  • Applying bandages after blood is drawn
  • Sending blood, urine, or fecal samples to the lab for testing
  • Sterilizing equipment and cleaning workspaces
  • Updating patient medical records

Become a Phlebotomy Technician

CALRegional, in partnership with Elk Grove Adult & Community Education, provides busy adults with fast and affordable healthcare training programs. Learn more about CALRegional’s healthcare training programs when you register for an online info session here or call CALRegional at (800) 927-5159 for more information.
Phlebotomy Technician Program
The Phlebotomy Technician Program is designed to help students acquire the practical knowledge and specialized skill required to draw blood. Become certified as an entry-level phlebotomist in as little as 3 weeks for $2,995 or less.
Easy payment plans are available. Everyone qualifies. Convenient day and evening classes are available. Must be 18 years or older and have your GED, diploma, or equivalent. No previous medical experience is required.
Phlebotomy Training Includes:
  • 72 hours of classroom instruction & hands-on training
  • Guaranteed 40-hour externship
  • CPR certification
  • National exam
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EGACE's Phlebotomy Technician Program Information

Phlebotomy Technician 2024-25 School Year Schedule

Weekends: Saturdays 8 am - 5 pm
  • Session 1: August 3, 2024 - November 2, 2024
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am - 1pm 
  • Session 2: August 5, 2024 - September 16, 2024
  • Session 4: Septemeber 30, 2024 - November 7, 2024
Nights: Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Session 3: August 6, 2024 - October 3, 2024
  • Session 5: October 15, 2024 - Decemembe 12, 2024

Labor Market Information

 Annual Wages for 2024  Low
(25th percentile)
(50th percentile)
(75th percentile)
California  $22.05 $23.62  $28.04

Where Could this Job Lead

Phlebotomy is an expanding field with excellent career opportunities. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of phlebotomist technicians to grow much faster than average. Blood testing is an essential task in health care so demand for phlebotomy technicians is likely to increase since doctors use blood work for analysis and diagnosis.
To advance their careers, some phlebotomy technicians choose to get certified in a particular area to become phlebotomy specialists or donor phlebotomy technicians. With additional experience and education, others become medical lab technicians, medical assistants, or registered nurses (R.N.s).

Program Requirements

  • You must have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must pass both a reading and math placement exam.

Funding Questions

Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals through the Sacramento Works Job Center as funds are available, for Job Centers near you, click here. Through the newtwork of Job Centers, Sacramento Works can provide job seekers a variety of services that fit their needs.
If you are a client of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance or the State Department of Rehabilitation you should inquire with your counselor about whether you qualify for financial assistance.
EGACE’s CTI program currently does not accept FASFA or Pell Grants.

Are your ready to start? Next steps

Call (916) 686-7724 or email to discuss the program.