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How to apply

We accept applications for upcoming classes four times per year, usually in January, April, July and October. We recommend signing up at to receive alerts when new requirements are posted.

The application process includes an online application and submission of a detailed resume at and an interview with School of Phlebotomy staff.

Upon acceptance, you’ll complete Geisinger’s onboarding process, which includes:

  • A background check
  • Meeting with employee health that includes a nicotine and drug screen
  • A reference check

Learn more about hiring requirements.



This program is valued at $3,500, but tuition is waived for students in exchange for a paid, full-time, 24-month work commitment with Geisinger Medical Laboratories. Students don’t perform service work hours. You will need to purchase scrubs. During training, you’ll be paid an hourly wage. After you complete the program, you’ll be promoted to the role of phlebotomist II. 


Admission requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Negative drug screen/nicotine screen
  • Child abuse history clearance
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Immunization review
  • Background check (PATCH)
  • Formal interview

Contact Us

Terri A. McElhattan, MHA, MT, PBT (ASCP) CPI (ACA)
Program Director/Instructor
Geisinger School of Phlebotomy

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