How to Become a Phlebotomist in Michigan

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Phlebotomist Employment and Job Duties in Michigan

In Michigan, it is not difficult to find a phlebotomist job, as they are quite popular.

You can get hired in some of the below locations:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Blood banks
  • Labs
  • Nursing homes
  • Community Health Centers
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Other Health Care Facilities

Your main job duty will be to draw blood from the patients of the medical facility.

Some additional job duties you will have to perform include:

  • Venipunctures
  • Choosing the correct vials
  • Correctly labeling samples
  • Organizing and sending off samples to the lab for testing
  • Communicating with patients
  • Following strict procedures

Because this job can have a chaotic schedule, you might have to stand for many hours at a time.

Many phlebotomists also work on the weekends or during night hours.

Requirements to Become a Phlebotomist in Michigan

While certification is not needed in this state, having it will improve your chances of getting hired.

Phlebotomists in Michigan are managed by the Michigan Department of Health and Social Services.

There are a few steps you need to take before getting your first job.

The first one is training in a program, which also requires you to pass an exam.

For this, you first need to submit some paperwork and have the following skills:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Specialized training
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Pay attention to details

Some of these abilities are needed to explain procedures to patients or to try to calm them down when they show signs of stress.

To minimize the risk of accidents, you should ask the patient about any particular health issue.

Phlebotomist Training in Michigan

The easiest way to get certified is by finding a suitable school that offers a training program for phlebotomists.

The training program that you opt for should be approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory.

Some phlebotomy programs have a duration of only 3 weeks, while others last for 6 months.

After you pass the exam, you will be issued and mailed your certification in a couple of weeks.

Candidates without a clean record will not be able to get the certification.

You can read more about the below schools when searching for a training program.

24 Phlebotomy Schools in Michigan

School NameAddress
Delta College1961 Delta Road University Center, MI 48710
DRM International Learning Center809 Center St. Suite 9A, Lansing, MI 48906
Glen Oaks Community College62249 Shimmel Road Centreville, MI 49032
Grand Rapids Community College622 Godfrey SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jackson College2111 Emmons Road, Jackson, MI 49201
Kirtland Community College4800 W 4 Mile Road, Grayling, MI 49738
Lake Michigan College2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022;
Lake Michigan College1905 Foundation Drive, Niles, MI 49120;
Lake Michigan College125 Veterans Blvd, South Haven, MI 49090;
Lake Michigan College400 Klock Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Lansing Community College409 N Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
Macomb Community College14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
MedRight Inc.32500 Concord Drive 2nd Floor East Suite 201 Madison Heights, MI 48071
Mid Michigan Community College1375 S. Clare Ave. Harrison, MI 48625
Monroe County Community College1555 S. Rainsville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
Monroe County Community College7777 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
Mott Community College1401 East Court Street Flint, MI 48503
North Central Michigan College1515 Howard Street Petoskey, MI 49770
Oakland Community College2480 Opdyke Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phlebotomy Career Training28050 Ford Road, Suite C Garden City, MI 48135-2967
Phlebotomy Express Training Centers LLC17580 Wyoming Ave, Detroit, MI 48221
Schoolcraft College18600 Haggerty Road Livonia MI, 48152
Southwestern Michigan College58900 Cherry Grove Road Dowagiac MI, 49047
Wayne County Community College5901 Conner Street Detroit MI, 48213

Each school has its own admission requirements, tuition, and courses.

The phlebotomy training will be split into two sections:

  • Theory classes
  • Practice classes

You will also take attend several classes related to:

  • Medical terms
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Safety procedures
  • The 40 most common lab tests

The tuition can also cover the costs for:

  • Textbooks
  • Laboratory supplies
  • Exam fees
  • Uniform for the graduation

If you need job placement options, many of the schools in Michigan provide this option.

Phlebotomist Certification in Michigan

The clinics, hospitals, and other facilities in Michigan are looking for phlebotomists that are certified.

The easiest certification to get is the national certification.

Some of the facilities that provide it are:

  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
  • National Phlebotomy Association

The National Phlebotomy Association has numerous courses that you take to develop your skills even further.

Keep in mind that you still have to pass the certification exam.

The test is usually split into two different sections:

  • Practical
  • Written or oral

After your certification is released, it will be current between a year and up to 10 years.

The period varied based on the school you received your credentials from.

In Michigan, you have to join some extra hours of education to get the certification renewed.

Phlebotomist Salary Information in Michigan

In Michigan, the phlebotomy sector is continuously growing.

So, more phlebotomist jobs are available each year.

The average salary for a phlebotomist in Michigan is $35,321.

There are a few factors that influence how much you will earn, and these include:

  • Experience
  • Demand and supply
  • Location

The following table below shows the median salaries in Michigan’s largest areas.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of Phlebotomists in Michigan

City NameSalary
Grand Rapids$34,227
Sterling Heights$35,783
Ann Arbor$36,418
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Ann Arbor, MI290$40,110$19.28$46,960$35,840
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI810$40,650$19.54$47,780$35,360
Flint, MI80$41,660$20.03$49,870$32,490
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI410$38,260$18.39$46,290$32,510
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI130$37,000$17.79$44,600$32,570
Lansing-East Lansing, MI240$37,860$18.2$47,740$34,470
Saginaw, MI260$39,030$18.76$47,100$32,070
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Phlebotomists, OCC 31-9097, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Additional Information for Phlebotomists in Michigan

Nurses as well as other medical personnel are often trained to draw blood.

Most often, the training and certification have a positive impact on their career and salary.

Additionally, they can better help during emergencies.

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