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Community Support Worker versus Health Care Aide: 3 Key Differences

Dec 17, 2020 12:11:43 PM

You’ve landed on this page because you’re interested in a career in healthcare. You’re drawn to roles where you can really help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

But you don’t want to spend years at university earning a degree. 

Community Support Worker (CSW) and Health Care Aide (HCA) are two excellent alternatives. Both are front-line roles with big positive impact. Both are in demand in Manitoba. And you can train for either career in less than 12 months. 

Which path should you choose? Which role suits you best? 

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main differences between Community Support Workers and Health Care Aides.  

You will learn how training, job responsibilities, skills, and career options vary between these two roles. By the end, you’ll know which path is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

The Best Health Care Aide Course in Winnipeg

Nov 11, 2020 1:38:28 PM

Students practicing health care aide techniques at Herzing College Winnipeg

Are you considering becoming a Health Care Aide? Chances are, you have probably already started researching health care aide courses in Winnipeg.

The city has several colleges that offer this program, so there are many options to choose from.

Most health care aide programs deliver similar courses and teach similar skills. They take the same amount of time to complete, include an internship, and promise good employment opportunities after graduation.

If programs are so similar, how do you know which college offers the best health care aide course?

You need to find the school that goes above and beyond basic requirements. You want the highest quality training delivered by the most experienced instructors.

Most importantly, you want a program that includes additional instruction in cutting-edge skills employers really want.

Over the years, Herzing College has developed a reputation for exceptional health care aid training. That's because we have some very special people developing and teaching this course.

Health Care Aide Skills List: 10 Hard & Soft Skills Every HCA Needs

Aug 30, 2017 10:10:05 AM

Updated June, 2021.

Considering becoming a health care aide (HCA)? The personalized support HCAs offer patients makes this career path particularly rewarding—and increasingly important.

As Canada's population ages, demand for in-home and daily health care support is on the rise.

But working as a health care aide is challenging. It takes resilience, physical and emotional stamina, and a clear understanding of how to provide safe and effective patient care.

Read on to discover 10 of the most important hard and soft skills you'll need to succeed in this career.

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