CNA and Phlebotomy

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    Hello,
    I am almost finished with my CNA class, but I cannot take the test until mid November. In the mean time I am only taking one class this semester at my college. One of my teachers told me that I should look into a Phlebotomy class, she said Phlebotomists make more money and that if I am a CNA and a phlebotomist it will be useful. Is there a position for people with both certificates? Let me know what you think.
    Thanks
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    I'm a SN-PCA at Mass General and they have their own PCA training and have a phlebotomist teach us and supervise us as we practice our blood draws. Once we do the required hours of phlebotomy, we are signed off and are allowed to do blood draws on our own. Oh, and I work in the ED.
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    Yes, I'm told phlebotomy by itself is hard to find a job with, but combine it with cna and you're chances of working in a hospital go wayyyy up I'm on the waiting list for the phlb class here.
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    I am also a phleb, I worked at a hosp where I was able to do both, and I also worked at a hosp wher they employed alot of phleb too. Althougth at that hosp I got paid more as a CNA than I would have as a phleb.
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    Taking phlebotomy will help you. It did for me as a CNA!
    I used it at the hospitals as a PCT and at the Health Dept.
    where I currently work.
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    Quote from sonomala
    Yes, I'm told phlebotomy by itself is hard to find a job with, but combine it with cna and you're chances of working in a hospital go wayyyy up I'm on the waiting list for the phlb class here.
    In a lot of places that is true (that you can't find a phlebotomy job by itself) and its hard to find one unless you agree to anytime availability and accept the fact that you might only get a few hours to start with (which sucks but is a reality) and then eventually you can move up to a good position. I will say that being a CNA with phlebotomy training is really helpful when looking for a hospital position (especially in the ER) so if you have the opportunity to be a CNA and get some phelbotomy experience I think it is definitely worth it.
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    I'm going to be doing phlebotomy/lab tech, but in my state (California) the turnaround time for a license after you graduate, is about six months to a year. So, I'm doing CNA so I can have a job in the meantime (turnaround is faster) and also, like you said, chances of getting a job go up.


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