Last updated: October 28, 2019

Becoming a Phlebotomist in Oregon

Find classes and programs near you.

Quick Facts:

  • 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 Phlebotomy Programs

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
  • Biology
  • Phlebotomy instruction
  • Practicum
  • 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:

  • GED
  • 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. 

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
10th percentile $25,020 $29,590 $12.03 $14.23
25th percentile $28,830 $33,440 $13.86 $16.08
50th percentile (median) $34,480 $38,010 $16.58 $18.28
75th percentile $40,500 $45,300 $19.47 $21.78
90th percentile $49,060 $51,180 $23.59 $24.61

For a more detailed breakdown of salary data for specific parts of Oregon please see the table below:

Resources

Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Website: https://www.oregon.gov
Phone: 971-673-1222
Address: 800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232