Last updated: June 27, 2019

Becoming a Phlebotomist in Illinois

Find classes and programs near you.

Quick Facts:

  • Number of programs: 49
  • Average graduation rate: 41%
  • Average hourly wage: $17
  • Projected job growth: 15% (average)
  • New jobs created annually, avg.: 690
Illinois Phlebotomy Schools

Throughout the course of phlebotomy training at Illinois schools, students will learn Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy Training and Procedures. When theoretical portion of curriculum is complete, program instructor will set up an externship at one of local clinical facilities.

There, under direct supervision of experienced phlebotomist or a certified instructor, students will undergo practical training, which usually lasts up to one semester.

 

Description of Phlebotomy Schools in Illinois

Regardless of whether you are enrolled in a Phlebotomy or Medical / Clinical Assistant program in one of bigger cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau, or an online school, your curriculum will usually consist of the following subjects:

Illinois Phlebotomy Programs Requirements

If you want to get enrolled to a phlebotomy class, you will have to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma (or GED) and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. On top of that, specific school requirements may vary, but they will almost certainly include a background check, drug scan and CPR/First-Aid completion certificate.

List of Illinois Phlebotomy Programs

49 Illinois schools offer either a Phlebotomy or Medical Assistance program (or both). Here’s a full list of schools and programs you can use:

Illinois Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure

License required: No

Certification required: No

Upon completion of a training program students are eligible to sit a phlebotomy certification exam from American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Even though it’s a voluntary certification, in recent years it has become a standard requirement for employers and prospective phlebotomists.

As of now, Illinois Department of Public Health does not require certification and licensing for practicing phlebotomy.

Illinois Phlebotomist Wages

Illinois ranks 21st nationwide for cost of living and offers average salaries for phlebotomists of all levels, compared to other states.

Percentile USA, annual Illinois, annual USA, hourly Illinois, hourly
10th percentile $25,020 $23,670 $12.03 $11.38
25th percentile $28,830 $28,970 $13.86 $13.93
50th percentile (median) $34,480 $35,400 $16.58 $17.02
75th percentile $40,500 $41,680 $19.47 $20.04
90th percentile $49,060 $49,350 $23.59 $23.73

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Resources

Illinois Department of Public Health

Website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov
Phone: 844-789-3676
Address: 525-535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761