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In this post, we look at phlebotomy training in Sacramento, the capital of California. We first attempt to gain a perspective of the city in terms of its population, education and health care facilities. Subsequently, we find out the schools offering phlebotomy training in Sacramento.
With a 2010 census population of 486,488, Sacramento is the sixth most populous city in the state of California. The city was described by the Time magazine as the most ethnically and racially integrated city of the United States in 2002.
Of the population 27.3% are under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older showing an even distribution of age groups. The median age of the population is 33 years. The male-female ratio is 94.5.
Higher Education in Sacramento
The major university in Sacramento is California State University, Sacramento, commonly known as Sacramento State or Sac State. It is part of the California State University system and is one of its twenty-three campuses. Additionally, the University of California, Davis, is located 15 miles west of Sacramento. The world-renowned UC Davis Medical Center, is located in the city of Sacramento. There are three community colleges in Sacramento- Sacramento City College, Cosumnes River College and American River College.
The city is served by a network of private schools as well. Prominent names include the Art Institute of California- Sacramento and the National University Sacramento regional campus.
Schools offering phlebotomy training in Sacramento
There are four schools offering phlebotomy courses in Sacramento that are approved by the California Department of Public Health. However, there are no schools accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). While a phlebotomy certification post the completion of training is desirable, it is not certain whether the phlebotomy training offered by any of these schools is accepted by the certifying agencies. However, for an entry-level job as phlebotomist, a training in one of the state-approved schools given below is good enough. Anyway, prospective students of phlebotomy in Sacramento are advised to check with the schools on this aspect. The four schools offering phlebotomy training in Sacramento are the following:
Los Rios Community College District
1919 Spanos Ct
Sacramento, CA 95825
Elk Grove Union District ROP – Regional Occupational Program
9510 Elk Grove Florin Road #211 Elk Grove, CA 95624
Ja’onna’s Phlebotomy & Medical
1355 Halyard Dr # 130
West Sacramento, CA 95691
5221 Madison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
This pretty much sums up phlebotomy training in Sacramento. For those interested in finding phlebotomy schools in other locations of the state, here is a list of approved phlebotomy schools in California. Alternatively, you can use the search-box on this page to find schools by zip code anywhere in the United States.