Is Graphic Designer an In-Demand and Well-Paid Career?

Aug 27, 2021 9:44:07 AM

Many people seem to think that graphic design is a dying industry.

They’ve heard that print has no future. And they figure that with all the user-friendly software options out there, anyone can throw a digital design together quickly and easily, without help from a professional.

The reality is very different.

It’s true that graphic design is increasingly focused on digital media like websites, animations, television shows, and video games.

But print is still with us: think posters, album art, business cards, book covers, product packaging, etc.

And more and more companies rely on trained graphic designers’ expertise at using images to communicate ideas and inspire action (think websites and social media).

The bottom line? Skilled graphic designers are in demand, and many positions come with comfortable salaries.

Read on for all the details.

4 Healthcare Careers With Quick Training and Steady Demand

Aug 24, 2021 10:42:02 AM

Looking for a meaningful role in the fast-growing field of healthcare? Eager to avoid spending years in school?

Good news: there are several healthcare careers that offer solid employment outlooks but require minimal training.

This post examines four such careers: health care aide, community support worker, medical office assistant, and medical lab assistant.

All of these careers take 12 months or less of training and have projected growth rates of at least 20% across Manitoba.

Keep reading to explore each of these healthcare careers and see which path may be right for you.

Computer Networking Technology: Meet the Instructor, Tour the Program

Aug 23, 2021 3:12:26 PM

The field of computer networking has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, from the dawn of the internet to the increasingly complex information systems we use today.

Sergio Gonzalez has been working in the field since those early days, graduating from his first technical engineering program in 1998.

Since then, he's earned degrees in information technology and education, and accumulated over 20 years of experience in networking and IT security roles.

Sergio's passion for teaching brought him to Herzing College, where he's recently become an instructor for the Computer Networking Technology program.

This week, we chatted with Sergio to learn more about his fascinating background and get an inside look at the program.

Meet the instructor, learn about networking careers, and find out what to expect in class.

How to Become an Animator (With Little or No Experience)

Aug 23, 2021 10:44:21 AM

Think you might want to become an animator? Concerned that a lack of experience will hold you back?

Not to worry. The need for animators in Ottawa is so great that there’s never been a better time for newcomers to break into the field.

Demand for animators is far outpacing supply. The shortage is so serious that some Ottawa animation studios are having to turn away work or send projects overseas because they simply can’t find enough local talent to hire.

So how can a total beginner take advantage of that demand?

In this post, we take you through the basic steps you can follow to become an animator, even if you have little or no experience.

Here’s how to position yourself for success in Ottawa’s hot animation job market.

How Do You Become an Interior Designer in Quebec? Tips & Advice

Aug 20, 2021 11:40:34 AM

If you’d like to focus on creating spaces that are both functional and appealing, a career in interior design could be an excellent choice.

Interior designers do much more than choose fabrics and furnishings. They design and plan every detail of a space from scratch.

Interior designers consider lighting, textures, acoustics, accessibility, building codes, and more.

They analyze client needs, consider structural changes, create blueprints, order materials, and oversee the construction or installation process.

So how do you get started in this career? What exactly does it take to become an interior designer in Quebec?

Keep reading for some helpful tips and advice.

How Much Do Immigration Case Managers Make?

Aug 18, 2021 9:09:42 AM

Immigration case managers are administrative professionals who focus on helping newcomers through the complicated process of settling in Canada.

They conduct research, prepare submissions, communicate with immigration authorities, and perform a host of other tasks that keep clients’ applications moving forward.

Their work allows the other members of the team (licensed immigration consultants and lawyers) to focus on interpreting the law and developing a customized strategy for each client.

Think a career as an immigration case manager might be right for you? Curious about how much you can earn in this job?

In this post, we dig into the data on immigration case manager salaries and explain how you can get started in this career.

Here’s what you need to know.

Turn Your OHS Diploma into a Degree at Columbia Southern University

Aug 17, 2021 12:53:59 PM

Students who complete the occupational health and safety (OHS) program at Herzing College now have an easier way to continue their training and earn a bachelor degree.

Herzing recently signed an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU).

The agreement means that graduates of our OHS program can transfer 45 credits to CSU’s bachelor’s program in health and safety.

Our OHS grads are automatically accepted into CSU’s program and can earn their full degree in a shorter time.

To learn more about the new agreement and how it benefits Herzing students, we spoke with Dr. Joe Manjone. He’s the Assistant Provost for Special Programs at Columbia Southern University.

Read on to learn more about CSU and how you could turn your OHS diploma into a degree.

3 Careers in Architecture That Don’t Require a Degree

Aug 17, 2021 10:20:13 AM

Like the idea of making a living in the architecture field? Not interested in spending years in university?

You’re in luck: there are a variety of architecture careers that require neither a bachelor’s nor a master’s degree.

In fact, you can get started as an architectural drafter, architectural technologist, or appraiser with just a college diploma.

In this post, we walk you through the details of each of these architecture careers, including job descriptions, salaries, and training requirements.

Compare all three roles and see which path is right for you.

Programmer, Developer, Software Engineer: What’s the Difference?

Aug 9, 2021 11:25:51 AM

In the information technology industry, the line between different jobs can be very blurry.

Such is the case with programmers, developers, and software engineers.

They all create computer programs, right? So what’s the difference between these roles?

The answer largely depends on who you ask. Every company defines the positions slightly differently, and some use the job titles interchangeably.

However, there can be important distinctions between these three roles.

In this post, we show you how the roles of programmers, developers, and software engineers compare.

You’ll see how these three jobs stack up in terms of tasks, salaries, training requirements, and more.

Let’s get to it.

What Do You Learn in a Business Management Diploma?

Aug 9, 2021 11:16:51 AM

Business management focuses on preparing students to organize and oversee the activities that keep a business running effectively.

Students gain a solid understanding of several different areas: accounting, marketing, human resources, etc.

Through a business management diploma program, you learn how to develop strategy, lead a team, make executive decisions, run an office, do accounting, and much more.

That can open the door to a wide range of career opportunities, including starting your own business.

Here at Herzing, business management is one of our most popular programs because it covers so much ground and leads to so many job options.

So what specific topics and skills are taught in a business management diploma program?

Let’s dig into the details.

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