According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists had a median annual wage of $31,890 in May of 2014. Data gleaned from worker surveys at PayScale.com puts the wage range between $21,977 and $41,601, as of September 2015.
Potential phlebotomists are required to have a high school diploma or its equivalent and complete a phlebotomy training program at a technical school or college. These programs typically last under a year and provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to attain certification with one of several medical professional organizations. Some states require phlebotomists get licensure in addition to certification. This medical profession is expected to grow by up to 27 percent between 2012 and 2022.