CNA 2 with Phlebotomy tech or Pharmacy tech?

Students CNA/MA


Hello. :)

I'm going to register for classes next week and I'm still not sure what classes I should take.

I'm currently a CNA 1, and planning to take CNA 2 for sure, so I'll have better chance at getting a job in hospitals.

Which would it be better to take with my CNA 2 class?

Phlebotomy or Pharmacy tech classes?

They are both 5-9pm, so they both fit my schedules.

Thanks for your help :D

Specializes in Critical Care.

I'm just guessing but I would think that the phlebotomy would help more. Then again I could be totally wrong lol. I wanted to take the phlebotomy myself after I finish my CNA course in hopes of getting on at a hospital. I also would like to take a couple of more certification courses because I know that hospital jobs are hard to get for CNA's especially without experience or extra qualifications.

I would take Phlebotomy because you get to do blood draws, and you're going to be sticking people. You are going to have to be trained how to find the vein and that will definately help you in nursing school where you're going to be inserting IVs. I would go for the Phlebotomy. It wont hurt, it will only help Good Luck


58 Posts

thanks for your replies :)

well.. i decided to sign up for cna 2 with phlebotomy..

hope its not that hard...

was scared i might not get the spot since i was like the 46th in line and they only accepted 20 cna 2s and 15 phlebotomy.. O_o;

but i was the first one to sign up for cna 2 and 2nd one to sign up for phlebotomy.. lol

oh man i was so nervous..

apparently most ppl.. like 40 of them signed up for cna 1s.. O_O;

is cna job getting popular?

i left to the registration like an hour earlier.. thought i was going to be the first one there.. and nope.. some ppl apparently waited since like 5 in the morning!! lol


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take both i see alot of nurses having problems with Phlebotomy

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