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My Experience Becoming a Health Care Aide (& Advice for New Students)

Feb 12, 2019 10:35:40 AM

Susan Zirk in her health care aide scrubs, in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Updated June 2021

Are you considering becoming a health care aide, and wondering if you'd be a good fit for the role?

Looking to switch jobs, but don't want to spend years re-training? You're definitely not alone.

Susan Zirk was working a high-pressure finance job when she started looking around for other options. She wanted to do something with more meaning - work that actually helps people and feels rewarding.

Finally, she took the plunge and signed up for Health Care Aide training at Herzing College Winnipeg.

Now she's living a completely different life, working for a home-care company that helps seniors life safely and independently in their own residences.

We checked in with Susan this week to see how her new career is going, and learn more about her experience becoming a Health Care Aide. Read on for the highlights!

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Oct 26, 2018 11:14:26 AM

Facing the death of a patient is a natural part of working as a health care aide. But that doesn't mean it ever gets easy.

What Does a Health Care Aide Do & Where Can You Work After College?

Apr 3, 2018 9:34:20 AM

If you live in Winnipeg and want to start a career in health care (without years of university training), becoming a health care aide is an excellent option.

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