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.

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.

Should You Become a Medical Office Administrator? Pros & Cons

Dec 10, 2021 9:46:19 AM

Eager to play an essential part in helping hospitals and clinics run smoothly? Medical office administration might be the field for you.

Medical office administrators (MOAs) are the friendly faces at the front desk.

They do everything from greeting patients, updating files, and scheduling appointments to processing billing, preparing exam rooms, and collecting lab results.

It’s vital work that really has an impact.

But every job has both advantages and drawbacks. And it’s important to understand the full picture before committing to a career path.

In this post, we take you through the major pros and cons of becoming a medical office administrator.

Learn what to expect and see if this role is a good fit for you.

6 Tips to Stay on Track With Online Learning

Dec 9, 2021 11:23:23 AM

Online learning has some serious advantages. You’re not limited to programs in your local area, you can study wherever it suits you, and you can prepare for a new career even while juggling a job and other commitments.

But virtual learning has its own set of challenges. The convenience and flexibility are great, but it’s not the same as going to a physical classroom each day.

Many students find it tough to stay focused and motivated when there’s no one telling them where and when to study.

So how can you take control of your studies and get the most out of your online learning experience?

Here are a few tips to help you stay on track.

5 Steps to Become an IT Support Technician

Dec 7, 2021 9:47:25 AM

If you’re technically minded and enjoy the challenge of solving problems and helping people, you might be cut out for a career as an IT support technician.

IT support technicians are the pros who come to the rescue when people’s computers don’t work the way they should.

Their job is to find the cause of the issue and take people through the steps needed to get back on track.

Think you’d like to work in this field? Curious about what it takes to launch a career in IT support?

These 5 straightforward steps can help you reach your goal.

The Future of Global Supply Chain Management

Dec 3, 2021 10:46:44 AM

For many years, supply chain professionals focused on cost containment and operational efficiency.

Globalization was the name of the game, and raw materials and finished goods moved freely across international borders.

But then COVID-19 brought border closures, factory shutdowns, material shortages, shipping delays, and changing consumer habits.

The pandemic has laid bare the complexity—and fragility—of the global supply chain. It clearly showed that the system was ill-equipped to deal with massive disruptions in both supply and demand.

So, going forward, how will companies adapt? What does the future of global supply chain management look like?

Here’s how the next five to 10 years may shape up.

Career Options as an Industrial Drafter: What You Need to Know

Dec 2, 2021 10:48:01 AM

Industrial drafters come up with the precise plans necessary to turn an engineering concept into an actual physical object.

They play a key role in the production of everything from engine components and HVAC equipment to lighting fixtures and medical devices.

If you’re detail-oriented and enjoy thinking about how things go together, a career as an industrial drafter could be ideal.

But before you jump in, you need some more detailed info about this role.

For instance, you should understand what exactly you would do, where you could work, and how much you could earn.

In this post, we cover all of that and more.

Here’s what you need to know to decide if industrial drafting is the right career choice for you.

Meet Catherine: My Review of the Building Design Technician Program

Nov 30, 2021 10:13:38 AM

When Catherine Iaxamana came to Canada from the Philippines, she worked a series of jobs in childcare, food service, and financial services.

But her real interest was design. She had already completed a course in industrial design back in the Philippines, but she knew she needed additional training to start a career here in Toronto.

With two young sons at home, flexibility was important. She did her research and discovered that Herzing’s Building Design Technician program was a perfect fit.

We interviewed Catherine recently to find out what she thought of the program and how it prepared her for career success.

Here’s what she had to say.

The Best Career Options With an Accounting Diploma

Nov 24, 2021 10:36:38 AM

Updated December 2022

There are plenty of reasons to get an accounting diploma rather than a degree.

A diploma takes less time and money, and it emphasizes practical skills over abstract theory. It’s all about helping you prepare for the real world of work.

But here’s the big question: What career options will you have after graduation?

The truth is that an accounting diploma can qualify you for a number of jobs that come with decent incomes and are expanding rapidly across Canada.

In this post, we explain what’s covered in an accounting diploma program and give details on three of the top career options for new grads: accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable clerk, and payroll administrator.

Find out what to expect in training and explore the post-grad possibilities.

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