How to Become a Certified Phlebotomist in Mississippi


Phlebotomists collect blood samples from clinic and hospital patients. Phlebotomy technicians may also work in laboratories or other medical facilities. In order to become a phlebotomist in Mississippi individuals must complete a phlebotomy training program. Some training programs issue certificates at the completion of the program. Other programs may recommend that phlebotomists take a phlebotomy certification test to boost the chances of finding gainful employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that phlebotomists typically earn about $12.50 per hour in hospital and clinic settings and $13.00 per hour in laboratory settings.

Things You'll Need

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete a high school program including classes such as biology, chemistry, physics and algebra or complete a GED program. Prospective phlebotomy technicians should have an aptitude for math and science.

  • Enroll in a phlebotomy training program. Phlebotomy training programs can be found at community colleges such as Hinds Community College or the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and universities such as the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • Take a certification test either offered by the selected training program or by a national certification association such as the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). In 2010, an ASPT certification test was offered at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Those who register at least 30 days in advance pay $85 for the test. Those who register less than 30 days before the test pay $110. Walk-ins pay $130 on the day of test if spots are available.

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