Phlebotomy Training in Iowa
- Number of programs: 21
- Average graduation rate: 41%
- Average hourly wage: $15
- Projected job growth: 28% (faster than average)
- New jobs created annually, avg.: 80
If you want to become a phlebotomist in Iowa you will have a a great choice of 20+ programs (both phlebotomy and medical assistance courses). The job growth in The Hawkeye State, on the other hand, is also faster than nation average (28 percent).
Altogether Iowa is a great choice of state to start your career as phlebotomy technician and probably for the first 3-4 years of it. As you gain more experience, unfortunately, salary-wise Iowa becomes less attractive, and salary is not moving up as fast as we’d like.
Description of Phlebotomy Training in Iowa
In the majority of cases, you can accomplish a phlebotomy training program in Iowa in up to six months (or two terms). Programs’ curriculums are well-designed to include all courses required for the job and avoid any unnecessary subjects.
For example, here’s an overview of a typical study schedule:
- Anatomy and Physiology (basic courses)
- Medical Terminology (a must in almost any program across the nation)
- Employment Preparation (usually a very short course giving basics of ethics, resume writing skills, career advancement options)
- Phlebotomy Principals (theory part of phlebotomy, classroom instruction)
- Clinical Practice
Iowa Phlebotomy Classes Requirements
As core requirements to get admitted, future students are required to provide high-school diploma or equivalent and ACT or SAT test results.
On top of that, individual schools may add their own requirements, like passing a drug screen and background check.
Based on our experience, community colleges are the most strict in this regard. Not surprisingly the graduation rate for them is higher compared to those schools that have a lower entry barrier.
List of Iowa Phlebotomy Schools
As an Iowa resident or out-of-state student wishing to study there you will most likely choose a phlebotomy program from a vast network of state-sponsored community colleges:
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
|Des Moines Area Community College||Ankeny||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||29%||http://www.dmacc.edu||2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993|
|Ellsworth Community College||Iowa Falls||Medical & Clinical Assistance||34%||https://ecc.iavalley.edu/||1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126|
|Hamilton Technical College||Davenport||Medical & Clinical Assistance||75%||http://www.hamiltontechcollege.edu||1011 E 53rd St, Davenport, Iowa 52807|
|Indian Hills Community College||Ottumwa||Phlebotomy||35%||http://www.indianhills.edu||525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501|
|Iowa Central Community College||Fort Dodge||Medical & Clinical Assistance||32%||http://www.iowacentral.edu||One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501|
|Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville||Medical & Clinical Assistance||55%||http://www.iowalakes.edu||19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295|
|Iowa Western Community College||Council Bluffs||Medical & Clinical Assistance||21%||http://www.iwcc.edu/||2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057|
|Kirkwood Community College||Cedar Rapids||Medical & Clinical Assistance||29%||http://www.kirkwood.edu||6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068|
|Marshalltown Community College||Marshalltown||Medical & Clinical Assistance||37%||https://mcc.iavalley.edu||3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158|
|Mercy College of Health Sciences||Des Moines||Medical & Clinical Assistance||35%||http://www.mchs.edu||928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239|
|North Iowa Area Community College||Mason City||Medical & Clinical Assistance||47%||http://www.niacc.edu||500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401|
|Northeast Iowa Community College||Calmar||Medical & Clinical Assistance||44%||http://www.nicc.edu||1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400|
|Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls||Cedar Falls||Medical & Clinical Assistance||36%||https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/cedar-falls-iowa/||7009 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613|
|Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids||Cedar Rapids||Medical & Clinical Assistance||33%||https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/cedar-rapids-iowa/||3165 Edgewood Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404|
|Purdue University Global-Davenport||Davenport||Medical & Clinical Assistance||39%||https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/davenport-iowa/||1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807-2095|
|Purdue University Global-Des Moines||Urbandale||Medical & Clinical Assistance||43%||https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/des-moines-iowa/||4655 North West 121 Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50323-5702|
|Purdue University Global-Mason City||Mason City||Medical & Clinical Assistance||27%||https://www.purdueglobal.edu/campus-locations/mason-city-iowa/||2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401|
|Ross College-Quad Cities||Bettendorf||Medical & Clinical Assistance||36%||http://www.rosseducation.edu||2119 Kimberly Rd., Bettendorf, Iowa 52722|
|Southeastern Community College||West Burlington||Medical & Clinical Assistance||37%||http://www.scciowa.edu||1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180|
|St Luke’s College||Sioux City||Phlebotomy||100%||http://www.stlukescollege.edu||2720 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa 51104-0263|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City||Medical & Clinical Assistance||30%||https://www.witcc.edu||4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199|
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
Alternatively, you may want to broaden your choice of schools and find online training options. Our form below can help you with that:
Iowa Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure
License required: No
Certification required: No
Iowa doesn’t require certification or licensing of phlebotomists on state level.
Still, clinical institutions and clinical labs (being the biggest employers for phlebotomy techs) each have their own requirements when it comes to certification for phlebotomists.
Most often, a certificate from an established institution like ASCP will be more than enough.
Iowa Phlebotomist Salaries
As mentioned above, in terms of phlebotomist salary, Iowa is great for starting technicians. With more experience wages won’t grow as fast as in other states.
The situation may be different at your own workplace, but state-wide, here’s the picture we see:
|Percentile||USA, annual||Iowa, annual||USA, hourly||Iowa, hourly|
|50th percentile (median)||$34,480||$29,880||$16.58||$14.36|
And more detailed area-specific data:
|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|
|Cedar Rapids, IA||150||$30,590||$14.70||$24,670||$27,130||$30,100||$33,510||$38,190||$11.86||$13.05||$14.47||$16.11||$18.36|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||230||$30,880||$14.85||$21,630||$24,450||$29,470||$35,810||$42,050||$10.40||$11.75||$14.17||$17.22||$20.22|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA||260||$29,940||$14.39||$23,770||$26,700||$29,480||$32,870||$37,870||$11.43||$12.84||$14.17||$15.80||$18.21|
|Iowa City, IA||80||$33,670||$16.19||$26,350||$28,310||$31,630||$38,910||$46,560||$12.67||$13.61||$15.20||$18.71||$22.39|
|Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area||40||$30,340||$14.59||$26,060||$27,500||$29,840||$32,930||$37,300||$12.53||$13.22||$14.35||$15.83||$17.93|
|Sioux City, IA-NE-SD||90||$31,850||$15.31||$24,550||$26,590||$30,180||$36,190||$43,230||$11.80||$12.78||$14.51||$17.40||$20.79|
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area||140||$29,110||$13.99||$21,400||$24,130||$28,340||$32,580||$38,260||$10.29||$11.60||$13.63||$15.66||$18.39|
|Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area||50||$30,640||$14.73||$22,510||$26,060||$30,450||$35,560||$39,150||$10.82||$12.53||$14.64||$17.10||$18.82|
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA||80||$30,120||$14.48||$22,930||$26,090||$28,980||$32,280||$38,030||$11.02||$12.54||$13.93||$15.52||$18.29|