Becoming a Phlebotomist in Oregon
- Number of programs: 17
- Average graduation rate: 33%
- Average hourly wage: $19
- Projected job growth: 19% (faster than average)
- New jobs created annually, avg.: 260
Oregon has a very good selection of schools that offer phlebotomy training programs – they are available in smaller cities though community colleges (which are affordable), not to mention online training opportunities.
The wages are better than USA average, but cost of living is also higher. Job growth of 19% might mean that there will be more competition among employers to hire a phlebotomist, which may result in rate increases.
Description of Phlebotomy Classes in Oregon
In many cases, phlebotomy programs offered by community colleges are served as bridge programs to a more advanced career path of medical assistant. For example, a phlebotomy class consists of 13-15 credits, while a medical assistance one may require 45 to 50 credits.
A typical phlebotomy program will include the following classes:
- Medical terminology
- Phlebotomy instruction
- Professional communication
Oregon Phlebotomy Programs Requirements
You can request specific requirements from the school of your choice, however in most cases they will be the following:
- Completed First Aid/CPR training
- Essay or Personal Statement
In most cases, schools may require an immunization list and some may even conduct a background check or request a pass on drug test.
The choice of schools for phlebotomists in Oregon is pretty impressive (see next section for details), so you can always find an institution whose entry requirements you will fully satisfy.
List of Oregon Phlebotomy Schools
You can find a phlebotomy program taught in a career college in pretty much any bigger city in Oregon, and many small ones, too. Most often these will be Medical Assistance programs, although some of them are combined with phlebotomy-specific class.
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
|Abdill Career College Inc||Medford||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||64%||http://www.abdill.com||843 E Main Ste 203, Medford, Oregon 97504-7137|
|Carrington College-Portland||Portland||Medical & Clinical Assistance||NA||https://carrington.edu/||2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Fl., Portland, Oregon 97232-1309|
|Central Oregon Community College||Bend||Medical & Clinical Assistance||20%||http://www.cocc.edu||2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97703|
|Clackamas Community College||Oregon City||Medical & Clinical Assistance||21%||http://www.clackamas.edu||19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-8980|
|Clatsop Community College||Astoria||Medical & Clinical Assistance||20%||http://www.clatsopcc.edu||1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103|
|Columbia Gorge Community College||The Dalles||Medical & Clinical Assistance||20%||http://www.cgcc.edu||400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, Oregon 97058|
|Concorde Career College-Portland||Portland||Medical & Clinical Assistance||80%||https://www.concorde.edu/campus/portland-oregon||1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300, Portland, Oregon 97232-4203|
|Institute of Technology||Salem||Medical & Clinical Assistance||69%||http://www.iot.edu||4700 Silverton Road NE, Salem, Oregon 97305|
|Lane Community College||Eugene||Medical & Clinical Assistance||13%||https://www.Lanecc.edu||4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640|
|Linn-Benton Community College||Albany||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||18%||https://www.linnbenton.edu||6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon 97321|
|Mt Hood Community College||Gresham||Medical & Clinical Assistance||26%||http://www.mhcc.edu||26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030|
|Oregon Coast Community College||Newport||Medical & Clinical Assistance||30%||http://www.oregoncoastcc.org||400 SE College Way, Newport, Oregon 97366|
|Pioneer Pacific College||Wilsonville||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||58%||http://www.pioneerpacific.edu||27375 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9296|
|Portland Community College||Portland||Medical & Clinical Assistance||15%||http://www.pcc.edu||12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132|
|Rogue Community College||Grants Pass||Phlebotomy, Medical & Clinical Assistance||11%||http://www.roguecc.edu||3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527-9291|
|Southwestern Oregon Community College||Coos Bay||Medical & Clinical Assistance||41%||http://www.socc.edu||1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193|
|Umpqua Community College||Roseburg||Medical & Clinical Assistance||20%||https://www.umpqua.edu/||1140 Umpqua College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226|
|Name||City||Program Offered||Graduation Rate||Website||Address|
Alternatively, you may choose to take your education in a form of online degree or find more programs and schools. In this case please use the form below:
Oregon Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure
License required: No
Certification required: No
According to Oregon Health Authority (specifically, Public Health Division), phlebotomists are not required to get a state license and/or certification in order to be allowed to practice.
With that being said, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider getting a certification from a reputable third-party institution. In our phlebotomy certification guide we have reviewed every option and agency out there to help you chose the right credential for you.
Even though certification is not required by the state, many employers still would want you to hold one.
Oregon Phlebotomist Salary Data
Hourly and annual wages for phlebotomists in Oregon are significantly higher compared to nation average.
Of course, it is caused by state’s overall higher cost of living (especially housing and transportation). On the positive side, according to BLS, the job market for phlebotomists is going to grow 19% by 2026. This gives a lot more opportunity to find a better-paid job as phlebotomists, or negotiating a better rate at current workplace.
|Percentile||USA, annual||Oregon, annual||USA, hourly||Oregon, hourly|
|50th percentile (median)||$34,480||$38,010||$16.58||$18.28|
For a more detailed breakdown of salary data for specific parts of Oregon please see the table below:
|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|
|Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area||70||$37,190||$17.88||$30,770||$33,630||$36,920||$40,710||$46,970||$14.80||$16.17||$17.75||$19.57||$22.58|
|Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area||130||$35,990||$17.30||$27,250||$29,960||$34,270||$40,380||$49,380||$13.10||$14.41||$16.48||$19.42||$23.74|
|Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area||60||$35,330||$16.99||$27,700||$30,840||$35,070||$39,070||$44,670||$13.32||$14.83||$16.86||$18.78||$21.48|
|Grants Pass, OR||70||$35,770||$17.20||$28,170||$31,890||$35,440||$39,260||$45,720||$13.54||$15.33||$17.04||$18.88||$21.98|