Top 5 Tips for Balancing Work, Study & Family Life

Jan 10, 2022 10:12:13 AM

For students with busy work and home lives, embracing the challenge of going back to school takes a lot of courage. It can be difficult to figure out how to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals.

But take heartit can be done!

With over 55 years of experience helping students transition back to school and start new careers, Herzing has learned a thing or two about balancing a busy schedule.

If you’re thinking about becoming a student again, read on for our top five back-to-school success tips.

5 of the Fastest-Growing Healthcare Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree

Jan 6, 2022 11:49:16 AM

If you’re hoping for an in-demand job in health care but don’t want to spend four-plus years in university, we have some good news.

Many of the fastest-growing roles in Canada’s healthcare system require no more than a college certificate or diploma.

So which ones show the most promise, you ask?

To find out, we looked at data from the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC). That revealed which healthcare jobs had the highest rates of growth during 2021, as measured by the percentage increase in the number of online job postings compared to the previous year.

Then we narrowed the list down to those careers that don’t require a degree.

To help you even more, we collected national and regional salary information for each of those careers, as noted by the Government of Canada Job Bank.

Keep reading to discover five of the hottest healthcare careers in the country right now.

Meet Kierstin: My Experience in the OHS Program at Herzing

Jan 4, 2022 9:25:27 AM

Kierstin Whitney didn’t always have a clear focus for her career path. She just knew that she wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

After high school, she worked a bunch of different jobs, taking note of what she enjoyed and looking for new opportunities to grow and learn. She finally realized her true passion was health and safety.

It was intimidating to go back to school, but she knew she needed some specialized training. She took the leap, enrolled in the online OHS program through Herzing College—and never looked back.

We caught up with Kierstin to find out how she found the whole experience.

Here’s how that conversation went.

Meet Kris: My Review of Herzing’s Computer Networking Tech Program

Dec 23, 2021 9:26:56 AM

When Kris Wattie was finishing high school, he didn’t really know what he wanted to do with his life.

He did know that he enjoyed gaming. He got very involved in the gaming community, and a game server owner gave him a chance to start learning about the administration aspect.

That inspired him to pursue a career in network administration. But first he needed some quality training.

Kris looked around for a course that reflected his learning style. He wanted a program that would let him explore one topic fully before moving on to the next.

He found it in the Computer Networking Technology program at Herzing College.

Kris successfully completed the program—and landed a job as an IT administrator at Novotech!

We caught up with him recently to get his take on the course, the staff, and his experiences during training.

Here’s his story.

Meet Ashley: My Experience in the Accounting and Payroll Program

Dec 22, 2021 9:39:06 AM

Ashley Benish first developed an interest in accounting while working in customer service at a bank.

She really enjoyed working with numbers, solving problems, and helping clients with their banking needs.

When she became a mom, she stepped away from the work world for a few years to focus on raising her children. But she always intended to get back into the accounting field.

And when her kids got a little older and the time was right to upgrade her skills, Ashley chose the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at Herzing College.

We spoke with her recently to see how she found the whole experience.

Here’s her story.

Meet Marina: My Experience in the Community Services Worker Program

Dec 21, 2021 9:16:44 AM

Marina Denisova always knew she wanted to help people change their lives for the better.

She completed graduate studies in social work in her native Russia. But when she came to Canada, she knew she needed additional training.

She needed to build on her English language skills and learn about the social programs and systems that were in place in this country.

That’s what led her to enrol in the Community Services Worker (CSW) program at Herzing.

Marina graduated from the program and is now an ECE assistant with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

We spoke with her recently to get her thoughts on the CSW course, the instructor, and the overall Herzing experience.

Here’s what she had to say.

How to Choose a College in Canada: Tips for International Students

Dec 20, 2021 9:37:57 AM

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for students who want to live and learn abroad. In fact, it ranked as the number one choice among international students for two years running.

Colleges across the country offer a wide range of quality programs that can help you develop new skills and prepare for new career opportunities.

Plus, college programs tend to be shorter and more affordable than university programs. If you want streamlined training that can get you job-ready quickly, college is an excellent choice.

But there are so many colleges in Canada to choose from. How can you find the right fit?

Here are some helpful tips on what to look for.

5 Traits We Look For in Paralegal Students: Are you a Good Fit?

Dec 17, 2021 10:51:52 AM

Paralegal training is a massively popular program for Ontario students who want legal careers—but don't want to spend years at university and law school.

Many paralegal programs can be completed in just 12 months. And paralegals enjoy a special status in Ontario: they're allowed to advise and represent clients in several contexts.

Students are attracted to the idea of running their own legal practices, taking on challenging cases, and truly helping clients who would otherwise struggle to afford representation.

Having a range of employment options is also appealing. Graduates find work in government, private practice, in-house legal teams, law firms, lobby groups, and community organizations.

So, given the benefits of becoming a paralegal, it's no surprise that this field has become quite competitive in recent years.

In order to be successful, students need certain core strengths—a natural skillset that will help them excel in training, and build strong careers over the long term.

What skills and traits do we look for in applicants to our paralegal program? Explore the top 5 and see if you're a good fit.

2D Animation Training: What You'll Get From a Quality Diploma Program

Dec 16, 2021 9:52:04 AM

If you'd love to turn your passion for 2D animation into a real career, you've got a few different training options to choose from, to help you break into the industry.

In an innovative, technology-driven field like animation, the quality of the training you get will definitely impact your skill level, confidence, and job options—so it's crucial to get this step right.

There are university degrees in animation, a slew of free online courses, various certificates—and at the college level, diploma programs in 2D animation. Which option makes the most sense for you?

Top 10 Medical Office Assistant Duties and Skills

Dec 13, 2021 9:27:13 AM

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are amazing jugglers. This role involves a lot of multi-tasking, and requires a special balance of interpersonal, customer service, and administrative skills.

When they're not scheduling appointments and taking calls, they're assisting with medical procedures and processing billing.

Medical office assistants do much more than most people realize.

MOAs perform a variety of duties and need a range of skills. These include clinical skills, computer software, communication, organization, record-keeping, and time management.

In this post, we'll walk you through the 10 most important skills for medical office assistants in Manitoba (it's important to note that skills and training vary by province).

This is the foundation of our Medical Office Assistant program, and covers all the duties you'll be responsible for at work.

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