Phlebotomist Pay in Texas – TX
Employment opportunities as well as pay scales for Phlebotomists in Texas are on the rise. Phlebotomists often hold more than one certificate for laboratory related responsibilities and qualify for higher salaries. The following salaries represent current annual income in Texas by city:
The average Texas phlebotomist salary by city are listed below.
- Abilene phlebotomist - $30,000
- Amarillo phlebotomist - $28,000
- Brownsville phlebotomist - $27,000
- College Station phlebotomist - $23,000
- Corpus Christi phlebotomist - $26,000
- Dallas phlebotomist - $28,000
- El Paso phlebotomist - $25,000
- Del Rio phlebotomist - $30,000
- Galveston phlebotomist - $26,000
- Houston phlebotomist - $29,000
- Lubbock phlebotomist - $26,000
- Midland phlebotomist - $23,000
- Odessa phlebotomist - $23,000
- San Angelo phlebotomist - $26,000
- Waco phlebotomist - $31,000
- Wichita Falls phlebotomist - $26,000
Texas Phlebotomy Certification
In Texas there is no requirement to be certified to be employed as a phlebotomist. However, a Texas phlebotomy certification will help distinguish you among other applicants and greatly improve your chances of gainful employment. You can pass the certification exam administered by either the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP www.ascp.org) or the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA www.nationalphlebotomy.org) to show evidence of knowledge and practical application.
Some programs prepare you for work as a phlebotomist rather than the certification exam. If the program you choose does not include a clinical practical internship of 200 hours, you can get this experience in the field by either finding employment or volunteering at hospitals, doctors' offices or nursing homes in Texas before becoming certified. Working phlebotomists need six months full-time or one year part-time on the job experience before qualifying for certification.