3 Clinical Procedures You May Perform as a Medical Office Assistant

Mar 16, 2022 9:06:56 AM

Updated January 2024

Medical office assistants (MOAs) have a unique role that blends administrative and patient care responsibilities.

While MOAs are primarily responsible for clerical tasks—like scheduling appointments, controlling inventory, maintaining patient records, and coordinating billing—they may also perform and assist with important clinical procedures.

Wondering exactly which procedures you may be asked to assist with, or carry out alone, as an MOA?

How Automation is Changing (Not Eliminating) Accounting Jobs

Mar 14, 2022 9:10:19 AM

Updated December 2023

You may have heard that thanks to artificial intelligence, bookkeepers and accounting technicians are being automated out of existence.

The World Economic Forum identified accounting, payroll and bookkeeping clerks as at-risk jobs that are set to become increasingly redundant.

But that's based on the notion that bookkeepers are little more than data entry clerks. For those who are eager to take on more analytical and advisory responsibilities, the move to automation can actually be a good thing.

"The current automation of accounting is mostly on repetitive tasks,” says Cindy Cao. She’s a curriculum designer who has developed college courses for accounting and payroll as well as business administration programs.

“This can be a positive change for students who want to pursue a career in accounting. They can focus more energy on analyzing the accounting information rather than being trapped in repetition."

The bottom line? Accounting professionals are still in demand, but the way they do their jobs is changing.

Here’s how.

4 Networking Certifications Employers are Looking for Right Now

Mar 7, 2022 9:04:56 AM

Updated December 2023

It’s an excellent time to launch a career in computer networking. The Government of Canada Job Bank estimates that network techs and administrators will see moderate to strong demand in most areas of the country over the next few years.

Hoping to take advantage of that trend? One of the best ways to catch an employer’s attention is by earning relevant certifications.

One report found that 69 per cent of hiring managers were more inclined to hire candidates with certifications--and 90 per cent were willing to cover the costs for their employees to get certified.

So which certifications are most requested by employers right now? We analyzed dozens of network administrator job postings to get the answer.

Based on our findings, these are the top networking certifications that can help you begin and advance your career.

5 Ways You'll Improve Patients' Lives as a Health Care Aide

Mar 4, 2022 10:05:25 AM

Updated March 2023

Have any doubts about how important health care aides are in the medical profession? Wondering exactly how you'll be supporting patients, and improving their quality of life, as a health care aide?

You've come to the right place. In this post, we'll break down five solid ways in which HCAs truly make a difference in the lives of their patients (and patients' families) in both practical and very personal ways.

Let's get straight to it!

Going Back to School as an Adult? Overcoming 4 Common Concerns

Feb 28, 2022 9:04:56 AM

Updated January 2024

Does this sound familiar? You’ve been out of school for a (possibly long) while, you’re dissatisfied with the way things are, and you want to pursue additional training so you can get on a more meaningful path.

You know that enrolling in a college program is a great way to learn new skills and enhance your value in the job market. But something’s holding you back.

Going to college as a mature learner can seem intimidating, but thousands of people do it every year. According to government data, roughly one-quarter of students pursuing diplomas at Canadian colleges in 2021-2022 were over the age of 25.

In this post, we tackle the four biggest concerns shared by many adults just like you who are pondering going back to school.

Keep reading to see how you can overcome the obstacles and achieve your goals.

What Makes a Good Tech Support Analyst? 6 Essential Helpdesk Skills

Feb 18, 2022 9:09:17 AM

Updated December 2023

Aiming to break into the IT field as a technical support specialist? Right now is a great time to do so.

The Government of Canada Job Bank forecasts moderate to good demand for this occupation across much of the country through 2025. What’s more, Randstad recently named IT support analyst one of the best remote jobs in Canada.

So what qualities and skills does it take to thrive in this role? What makes a truly exceptional and successful tech support analyst?

Read on for six skills amazing helpdesk professionals work on building throughout their careers.

How Do You Become a Payroll Compliance Professional & Is It Worth It?

Feb 11, 2022 9:09:48 AM

Updated November 2023

In the accounting field, professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career. 

And the best part is that you don't necessarily need a four-year bachelor's degree to qualify.

Instead, you can earn a diploma in accounting and payroll—and get certified as a Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP). 

Entry-level jobs in accounting very often include payroll responsibilities. If you get hired as an accounting clerk or assistant, chances are, you’ll be helping prepare and process payroll each month. 

So what steps are involved in becoming a Payroll Compliance Professional, and is it really worth your time and effort? Here’s what you need to know. 

Financial Aid: How to Get Help Paying for College in Canada

Feb 9, 2022 9:09:05 AM

Updated September 2023

It’s true that going to college is an investment in your future. But finding the money to pay for it can be a real challenge.

Fortunately, there are several ways to get help with your costs via scholarships, loans, grants, etc. There are even specific funding sources for Canadian adults who have been out of school for a while and are looking to develop new skills through a college program.

In this post, we break down the different financial aid options to help you understand how they work and whether they’re right for you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Do You Need a Degree to Work in Cybersecurity?

Feb 7, 2022 9:13:17 AM

Updated December 2023

The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is already huge. And it's getting bigger.

By some estimates, the global cybersecurity industry will be short 3.5 million workers by the end of 2025.

But is a university degree necessary to get started in cybersecurity?

The short answer is no. Many job postings do call for a degree, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't land those roles without one.

In many cases, employers are more interested in what you can do rather than what credentials you hold. It's more about proving your skills on the job rather than in the classroom.

Exactly what skills do you need and what are employers looking for? Here's what you need to know.

Top 7 Myths About Early Childhood Education, Training, and Careers

Feb 4, 2022 9:08:56 AM

Updated December 2023

Every occupation and industry has its myths and misconceptions. Unless you actually work in the field, it's easy to develop some false ideas about what it's all about, right?

Early childhood education (ECE) is no exception.

In fact, this field is surrounded by so many myths, we decided to round them up and debunk them, once and for all.

This post is dedicated to all the talented early childhood educators out there—and anyone who's passionate about pursuing this career.

So here they are: the top seven myths about early childhood education, training, and careers....busted!

 

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