Maine Medical Center

NorDx Phlebotomy School

Phlebotomists are trained health care professionals who work directly with patients performing specimen collection, phlebotomy (blood drawing), and sample processing and handling.  The NorDx Phlebotomy School provides students with the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to become a fully trained Phlebotomist.  This includes:

  • Learning the anatomy of the circulatory system
  • Clinical best practices
  • Safety and ethical standards
  • Customer service
  • Managing patient relationships

The NorDx Phlebotomy School offers:

  • Full-time paid training with benefits
  • No prior experience or higher education required
  • Career growth opportunities

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Completion of the MaineHealth application for employment for the Phlebotomy School Student position


  • Six week program with on-site training for first two weeks at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland or our Scarborough NorDx location.  The remaining four weeks of the program are spent at the selected NorDx worksite performing clinical requirements.
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm for the first 2 weeks of the program.  Clinical hours vary by location and will be determined by site supervisors.      Candidates should discuss this during the program interview.
  • Positions are available at our hospital, patient service center, and long term care sites across the MaineHealth system
  • Candidates are interviewed and hired for a specific site prior to starting the program
  • Students are paid $17/hour for 40 hours a week for six weeks of training
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students become Medical Laboratory Assistants and get an immediate increase in salary to $19/hour (based on 2023 rates).
  • Students are required to make a commitment to work for NorDx after program completion
  • New classes begin every month

Interested in phlebotomy training?

Please complete the NorDx Phlebotomy School interest form.