Looking at two school options to give my resume an edge before NS.


After talking to family for a while on what I'm going to do (money/job-wise) while I'm in school full-time, I've come to a crossroads. I've been looking for jobs for the past couple of months, had a few interviews but to no avail. I've been looking at a couple of different things to possibly give my resume an edge before I start going to school full-time.

I've found that I couple possibly get a phlebotomy tech certificate, which is something I'm very interested in - of course I won't have any work experience at that point, which could hinder my ability to find a position. I'm also considering a program that offers CMAA (Certified Medical Admin. Asst.) and CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) in one program that would only take a few weeks to complete and hopefully pass.

The benefit to the Medical Admin class is that my I already have extensive Administrative/Human Resources experience under my belt - so I'm thinking that improving administrative skills could be an edge on my resume. I think I'd have a better chance at getting a job, specifically something in a medical setting, which could possibly be good down the road when I'm actually in NS.

I'm just sort of on the fence about what to do. I know I'll need a job to help support myself while I'm in school, I'm just not quite sure what route to go with. I can't do both right now, money and time are both issues. So if anybody has some insight in either position, I'd really love to hear about it. I just know I need get on the move, because school will be coming up soon, and money doesn't grow on trees! :D