Last updated: June 26, 2019

Becoming a Phlebotomist in Florida

Find classes and programs near you.

Quick Facts:

  • Number of programs: 92
  • Average graduation rate: 55%
  • Average hourly wage: $16
  • Projected job growth: 29% (faster than average)
  • New jobs created annually, avg.: 1150
Florida Phlebotomy Schools

Florida offers 92 Phlebotomy and Medical Assistance programs to choose from. It’s more than enough to launch your career in healthcare with this entry-level career.

Sunshine State phlebotomists earn $16 hourly, on average, with potential to increase this number as you gain more experience and optional certification.

Description of Phlebotomy Training in Florida

Most of the curriculums are 165 hours in total, with about 100 of them being clinical practice. It’s more than enough to gain all skills needed in order to sit certifying exams from top-tier institutions like NHA.

Requirements of Florida Phlebotomy Classes

In terms of pre-requisites, Florida is no different from other states. To get enrolled to a phlebotomy program here, at minimum, you will need a high-school diploma or GED.

On top of that, schools usually require your immunizations, background check and drug scanning.

List of Florida Phlebotomy Classes

As mentioned above, Florida offers phlebotomy programs in all of its larger cities and non-metropolitan areas, with more options available to residents of Jacksonville, Tampa area, Orlando and Miami.

Here’s a full list of training options:

Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure in Florida

License required: No

Certification required: No

Neither certification, nor licensing are required at state level in Florida.

Despite a significant portion of training curriculum devoted to clinical practice in Florida phlebotomy schools, employers still want to see certifying credentials from reputable 3-rd party institution, whether it’s American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT), or other.

Florida Phlebotomist Salaries

Salaries for phlebotomists in Florida are slightly lower compared to nation average, but it’s not an issue for several reasons.

First, Florida has no state income tax. Secondly, cost of living is very reasonable. On top of that you have a large amount of ageing population, which means that job prospects for phlebotomists are extremely promising.

Percentile USA, annual Florida, annual USA, hourly Florida, hourly
10th percentile $25,020 $23,950 $12.03 $11.52
25th percentile $28,830 $27,350 $13.86 $13.15
50th percentile (median) $34,480 $31,670 $16.58 $15.23
75th percentile $40,500 $36,920 $19.47 $17.75
90th percentile $49,060 $41,220 $23.59 $19.82

For more salary data in various parts of Florida please check the table below:

Resources

Florida Department of Health

Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/
Phone: 904-253-1000
Address: 900 University Boulevard North Jacksonville, FL 32211