Last updated: October 28, 2019

Phlebotomy Training in Iowa

Find classes and programs near you.

Quick Facts:

  • 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
Iowa Phlebotomy Schools

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:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology (basic courses)
  2. Medical Terminology (a must in almost any program across the nation)
  3. Employment Preparation (usually a very short course giving basics of ethics, resume writing skills, career advancement options)
  4. Phlebotomy Principals (theory part of phlebotomy, classroom instruction)
  5. 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:

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
10th percentile $25,020 $23,780 $12.03 $11.43
25th percentile $28,830 $26,830 $13.86 $12.90
50th percentile (median) $34,480 $29,880 $16.58 $14.36
75th percentile $40,500 $34,120 $19.47 $16.41
90th percentile $49,060 $39,140 $23.59 $18.82

And more detailed area-specific data:

Resources

Iowa Department of Public Health

Website: https://idph.iowa.gov
Phone: 515-281-7689
Address: 321 E 12th St 6th floor, Des Moines, IA 50319, USA