Becoming a Phlebotomist in Colorado
- Number of programs: 28 Average graduation rate: 44%
- Average hourly wage: $17
- Projected job growth: 36% (much faster than average)
- New jobs created annually, avg.: 260
Colorado has a much faster than average job growth rate, compared to nation average. Given that you have a choice from 28 different programs, Colorado turns out to be one of the greatest states to become a phlebotomist.
Description of Phlebotomy Training in Colorado
As in other states, Colorado phlebotomy classes consist of two parts: classroom instruction and lab/clinical part where you practice.
What is great about wide range of programs to choose from is that you can opt for evening and Saturday classes, which allows to combine a course with full-time job.
Requirements for Colorado Phlebotomy Classes
Academic pre-requisites are pretty easy to fulfill – you only need a high-school diploma or GED and be 18 years of age or more.
However, school-specific requirements can be quite extensive, depending on school.
For example, you may be required to undergo a drug screen, which includes marijuana. Background check is also pretty standard these days.
While some schools include CPR/First Aid in their curriculum, others may require you to have a valid CPR card before instruction begins.
List of Colorado Phlebotomy Classes
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
|Aims Community College||Greeley||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||26%||http://www.aims.edu||5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80634|
|Altierus Career College-Thornton||Thornton||Medical & Clinical Assistance||69%||https://www.altierus.org/campus/thornton||9065 Grant St, Thornton, Colorado 80229-4339|
|Arapahoe Community College||Littleton||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||26%||http://www.arapahoe.edu||5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002|
|CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||33%||http://www.collegeamerica.edu/||3645 Citadel Drive South, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909|
|CollegeAmerica-Denver||Denver||Medical & Clinical Assistance||39%||http://www.collegeamerica.edu||1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80222|
|CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins||Fort Collins||Medical & Clinical Assistance||26%||http://www.collegeamerica.edu||4601 South Mason St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525|
|Colorado Mesa University||Grand Junction||Medical & Clinical Assistance||33%||http://www.coloradomesa.edu||1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122|
|Colorado Mountain College||Glenwood Springs||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||23%||http://coloradomtn.edu/||802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233|
|Community College of Aurora||Aurora||Phlebotomy||29%||http://www.ccaurora.edu||16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036|
|Community College of Denver||Denver||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||10%||http://www.ccd.edu||1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026|
|Concorde Career College-Aurora||Aurora||Medical & Clinical Assistance||73%||https://www.concorde.edu/campus/aurora-colorado||111 N. Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado 80010-4314|
|Emily Griffith Technical College||Denver||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||82%||http://www.emilygriffith.edu||1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203|
|Front Range Community College||Westminster||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||23%||http://www.frontrange.edu||3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031|
|IBMC College||Fort Collins||Medical & Clinical Assistance||64%||http://www.ibmc.edu||3842 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525|
|Intellitec College-Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||57%||http://www.IntelliTecCollege.com||2315 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909-6096|
|Intellitec College-Grand Junction||Grand Junction||Medical & Clinical Assistance||64%||http://www.intellitec.edu||772 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction, Colorado 81506|
|Morgan Community College||Fort Morgan||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||47%||https://www.morgancc.edu||920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701|
|National American University-Centennial||Centennial||Medical & Clinical Assistance||NA||http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/centennial/||8242 South University Blvd, Suite 100, Centennial, Colorado 80122-3157|
|National American University-Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||8%||http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/colorado-springs/||1915 Jamboree Drive, Suite 185, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920|
|National American University-Colorado Springs South||Colorado Springs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||NA||http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/colorado-springs-south/||1079 Space Center Drive, Suite 140, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80915-3612|
|Otero Junior College||La Junta||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||34%||http://WWW.OJC.EDU||1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050|
|Pickens Technical College||Aurora||Medical & Clinical Assistance||83%||http://www.pickenstech.org||500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307|
|Pikes Peak Community College||Colorado Springs||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||17%||http://www.ppcc.edu||5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498|
|Pima Medical Institute-Aurora||Aurora||Medical & Clinical Assistance||77%||http://pmi.edu||13750 E. Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80012-0000|
|Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||70%||http://pmi.edu||3770 Citadel Drive North, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909|
|Pima Medical Institute-Denver||Denver||Medical & Clinical Assistance||78%||http://pmi.edu||7475 Dakin St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80221|
|Pueblo Community College||Pueblo||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||19%||http://www.pueblocc.edu||900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499|
|Red Rocks Community College||Lakewood||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||26%||http://www.rrcc.edu||13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255|
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
Colorado Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure
License required: No
Certification required: No
No state exam is required in Colorado to start practicing phlebotomy, and therefore, you don’t need any state license.
However, we suggest that you still get certified through a third-party organization like ASCP to get your theoretical and practical skills verified.
Colorado Phlebotomist Salary Data
|Percentile||USA, annual||Colorado, annual||USA, hourly||Colorado, hourly|
|50th percentile (median)||$34,480||$35,130||$16.58||$16.89|
Here’s a more detailed breakdown for different areas across Colorado:
|Area||Employed, total||Annual salary||Hourly wage||Annual, 10th percentile||Annual, 25th percentile||Annual, 50th percentile||Annual, 75th percentile||Annual, 90th percentile||Hourly, 10th percentile||Hourly, 25th percentile||Hourly, 50th percentile||Hourly, 75th percentile||Hourly, 90th percentile|
|Colorado Springs, CO||410||$35,480||$17.06||$26,830||$30,710||$34,990||$39,720||$47,110||$12.90||$14.76||$16.82||$19.09||$22.65|
|Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area||40||$33,360||$16.04||$24,080||$28,460||$33,370||$38,330||$42,120||$11.58||$13.68||$16.05||$18.43||$20.25|
|Fort Collins, CO||140||$34,960||$16.81||$27,050||$29,400||$33,960||$39,590||$46,580||$13.01||$14.14||$16.33||$19.04||$22.39|
|Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area||40||$32,160||$15.46||$25,790||$27,550||$30,460||$35,820||$40,600||$12.40||$13.24||$14.65||$17.22||$19.52|