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Phlebotomy Training in New Mexico | NM Phlebotomist Certification

Although the state of New Mexico does not require that phlebotomists be certified or licensed, most employers in the state do require that phlebotomists have on-the-job experience. If you don’t have any experience, you will need to take phlebotomy training.

List of Phlebotomy Schools near New Mexico

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New Mexico employers generally require the following criteria for practicing phlebotomists:

• Age 18 or over
• High school graduate
• Current with all immunizations
• Trained in CPR and First Aid
• Successfully pass a background and drug test

Other useful attributes that can help you land a job in New Mexico as a phlebotomist are computer systems skills and customer service skills. Phlebotomists who are bilingual are always in demand.

Where to Get Phlebotomy Training in New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque

Name of program: Certificate of Achievement in Phlebotomy Technician
Overview: Complete nine credit hours for certification of achievement; the coursework is split between classroom study and laboratory training. The program costs about $500.

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales

Name of program: Phlebotomy Technique Training

Overview: Non –credit program; complete a total of 140 combined lecture and clinical hours. The entire course can be completed in less than three months and costs approximately $500.

Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces

Name of program: Phlebotomy Certificate Program
Overview: Non-credit program; a total of 34 combined classroom and clinical hours must be completed. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NHA national exam to obtain certification as a phlebotomist.

The cost of the program varies according to residency requirements. San Juan College, Farmington Name of program: Phlebotomy Program Overview: Four credit hour program; two classroom credits and two clinical credits. The clinical portion requires 100 hours of clinical rotation. The approximate cost is $800 and includes tuition, books, lab coats, and more.

Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe

Name of program: Phlebotomy
Overview: This is a one semester, 12.25 credit hour course of study which includes classroom and hands-on training. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination for certification. The program costs approximately $500.

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Name of program: Phlebotomy Certificate program
Overview: Comprised of three courses taken over a period of nine weeks. The program requires more than 300 combined hours of classroom study and clinical experience. The approximate cost of the phlebotomy program is $3,000.

Note that although some colleges offer college credit for their phlebotomy programs, none offer a degree in phlebotomy. However, the successful completion of any of the programs makes students eligible to take the examinations needed to obtain certification. Certification isn’t necessary to work as a phlebotomist in New Mexico, but without any job experience as a phlebotomist, you will have to get the training, even if you elect not to take the certification examination.

Phlebotomy Job Outlook and Average Salaries
The largest cities, naturally, have the most jobs available, so there is a higher chance of finding employment in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. That said; keep in mind that blood work of some type is necessary for almost every medical procedure, so even the smallest towns need phlebotomists for their laboratories, private physicians, clinics, and hospitals.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the salary range of Phlebotomy Technicians is between $26,000 and $32,000. The compensation varies according to education and experience. Hospitals tend to pay at the low end of the scale, and private clinics tend to pay at the high end of the scale.

More Phlebotomy Classes in New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Eastern New Mexico University1500 S Avenue K, Portales, NM 88130
New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Community College2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
San Juan College4601 College Boulevard, Farmington, NM 87402
Santa Fe Community College6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508
University of New Mexico1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Southwest Phlebotomy Certification L.L.CPO Box 90761. Albuquerque, NM 87199