Can anyone in Illinois tell me the starting salaries for both CNAs and Phlebotomists?
I currently have a BA in Accounting, but will have to quit my day job (and it's $40k salary) to go to nursing school since in Illinois (Chicago area) there are no night nursing programs
. I am almost 95 % sure that my accounting employer will not let me flex my job since I am going for a career that I couldn't do within the corporation. However, since I have no husband, need to get my kid to college and have bills and living expenses I have no choice but to work.
I have a CNA license from 1991 and I haven't worked as a CNA since 1994, so I will either have to renew that license or get a phlebotomy certification so I can do those types of jobs outside of class hours--unfortuneatly at 1/2 the pay I make now (I'm assuming). There are not many after 5 and weekend jobs I can do in the office environment plus I want to get some experience in the medical field.
Which would be my best bet?