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Last updated: October 5, 2021
Quick Stats:
  • Number of programs78
  • Average graduation rate55%
  • Average hourly wage: $17
  • Projected job growth31%
  • New jobs created annually, avg.1360
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Texas has one of the most significant job growth rates for phlebotomists across the country. At the same time, there are no state certification or licensing requirements. The cost of living in The Lone Star State is very reasonable. As a result, it's one of the best states to launch your phlebotomy career. Let’s look into more details on how exactly you can do this.

You will need to clarify the exact requirements with the school of your choice, but in general they look the following way:

  • Valid health insurance policy with proof
  • Completed immunizations
  • Drug screening complete
  • Annual verification of tuberculosis status
  • Background check (criminal)

As in any other state, the curriculum in your training program will consist of a classroom portion and clinical hands-on training. Usually, the training institution will arrange clinical practice with one of the local hospitals or labs.

Upon completion, you can sign up for the exam with one of the certifying organizations.

List of Texas Phlebotomy Programs

Whether you live in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or smaller cities and non-metropolitan areas yo are lucky to have an array of schools and programs to choose from. As you can see, some schools offer Medical & Clinical Assistant programs. We have included them on purpose since job duties can sometimes be the same as for phlebotomists, but the potential to get a job is higher with MA degree.

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For a full list of programs see the table below:

Texas Phlebotomy Certification and Licensure

License required: No

Certification required: No

The fact that Texas doesn’t have state requirements for phlebotomists to be certified and licensed doesn’t mean you don’t want that certification.

The vast majority of employers still want to see a certification from one of the reputable institutions as a verification of your knowledge and skills.

Please don’t confuse this certification with a certificate that you receive upon completion of a training program in your school. These are two completely different credentials.

To learn more about certification options and their differences, please see our guide here.

Texas Phlebotomist Salaries

Both annual and hourly wages in Texas are on par with national averages. Still, the cost of living here is much lower than in many places across the nation.

It’s worth mentioning that the job growth rate for phlebotomists in Texas is one of the highest in the country. With current graduation rates we don’t expect that demand for new phlebotomists to be satisfied in its full capacity, so we expect salaries to grow.

For detailed stats in various parts of Texas please refer to the table below:

Resources

Texas Department of State Health Services

Websitehttps://www.dshs.texas.gov/
Phone (main): 512-776-7111 Phone (toll-free): 888-963-7111
Address: 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3199

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