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5 Business Careers With Quick Training and Good Employment Growth

Sep 1, 2021 10:49:20 AM

Hoping for a short route to an in-demand job in the business sector? You're in luck.

Plenty of business careers come with impressive employment outlooks and do not require years of university training.

In fact, in just 12 months or less, you can be prepared to work as an administrative assistant, office manager, procurement officer, health and safety officer, or accounting and payroll administrator.

Every one of those roles is expected to see double-digit growth across Manitoba in the next few years.

Read on to get details on these 5 business careers and see which path appeals to you.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

Pros and Cons of Being an Administrative Assistant

Dec 11, 2020 10:54:04 AM

Updated June, 2021.

If you’re considering a career as an administrative assistant, you’re probably wondering what life’s really like on-the-job.

Is the role right for you? What should you know up front before you invest in training?

Unfortunately, the information out there is sometimes unclear. What exactly does an administrative assistant do?

Basically, admin assistants help businesses run smoothly by providing clerical support, answering client requests, scheduling appointments, and organizing projects.

If that still sounds vague to you, it’s because many specifics of the job depend on the type of organization you choose to work for.

What does it all boil down to? Being a key member of the office support team. No business or organization could function without highly organized, skilled administrative staff.

Let’s look at some pros and cons of this position. By the end of this post, you’ll have a much better idea of what to expect.

What Skills Do You Need to Become an Administrative Assistant?

Jun 11, 2020 1:25:03 PM

Updated February 2021.

Administrative assistants work in every sector of the economy.

From schools and healthcare organizations, to big corporations, banks, charities, government, and local businesses—admin assistants are the engines that keep daily operations running smoothly. 

Administrative assistants don’t make leadership decisions. But they do perform the clerical work and communications tasks that businesses need to thrive.

In fact, no growing company can be successful without the help of a good administrative team. 

So what do employers look for when hiring for these roles? Exactly what skills do you need to become a valued admin assistant?

Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to qualify for more advanced positions, you will need to prove your abilities in several key areas.

Here's what every employer is looking for when hiring a new administrative assistant.

Administrative Assistant VS Business Administration: Which Course Should You Choose?

Oct 17, 2019 2:38:34 PM

Updated November 2022

Quick summary: Comparison of Herzing College Winnipeg's Administrative Assistant versus Business Administration diploma programs. Compare length, skills taught, job options, and career paths, and determine which course is right for you.

If you want to become a respected member of an office team, you’ll need to learn the technology and administrative skills today’s employers want most. 

And there are always new skills to learn! Even people with years of experience go back to school to learn the latest software and add new competencies to their resume. This is key if you want to qualify for promotion and advance your career. 

What skills are you looking to learn? Accounting? Marketing and sales? MS Office software? Project management? 

There are a lot of business administration programs out there. Some focus on just one or two skills, while others cover a lot of ground. You need to sort out your career goals to find out which course is right for you. 

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