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6 Jobs That Pay Over $55K With Less Than Two Years of Training

Mar 21, 2022 9:10:21 AM

Hoping to earn a decent salary without having to complete a bachelor’s degree or spend too many years in school?

Your goal may be easier to achieve than you think. There are several careers that have solid pay and quick training, spanning fields like technology, business, design, healthcare, and more.

Below, we provide details on six jobs that pay over $55,000 as a median salary (based on data from the Government of Canada’s Job Bank) and that you can be fully prepared for with less than two years of college training.

Compare job tasks, earning potential, and training requirements, and see if one of these roles is right for you.

How Automation is Changing (Not Eliminating) Accounting Jobs

Mar 14, 2022 9:10:19 AM

You may have heard that thanks to artificial intelligence, bookkeepers and accounting technicians are being automated out of existence.

The World Economic Forum identified accounting, payroll and bookkeeping clerks as the second most at-risk jobs in Canada, set to become increasingly redundant by 2025.

But that's based on the notion that bookkeepers are little more than data entry clerks. For those who are eager to take on more analytical and advisory responsibilities, the move to automation can actually be a good thing.

"The current automation of accounting is mostly on repetitive tasks,” says Cindy Cao. She’s a curriculum designer who has developed college courses for accounting and payroll as well as business administration programs.

“This can be a positive change for students who want to pursue a career in accounting. They can focus more energy on analyzing the accounting information rather than being trapped in repetition."

The bottom line? Accounting professionals are still in demand, but the way they do their jobs is changing.

Here’s how.

4 Networking Certifications Employers are Looking for Right Now

Mar 7, 2022 9:04:56 AM

It’s an excellent time to launch a career in computer networking. The Government of Canada Job Bank estimates that network techs and administrators will see strong demand in most areas of the country over the next few years.

Hoping to take advantage of that trend? One of the best ways to catch an employer’s attention is by earning relevant certifications.

A September 2021 report found that 72 per cent of hiring managers were more inclined to hire candidates with certifications—a significant jump from 52 per cent in 2020.

So which certifications are most requested by employers right now? We analyzed dozens of network administrator job postings to get the answer.

Based on our findings, these are the top networking certifications that can help you begin and advance your career.

Going Back to School as an Adult? Overcoming 4 Common Concerns

Feb 28, 2022 9:04:56 AM

Does this sound familiar? You’ve been out of school for a (possibly long) while, you’re dissatisfied with the way things are, and you want to pursue additional training so you can get on a more meaningful path.

You know that enrolling in a college program is a great way to learn new skills and enhance your value in the job market. But something’s holding you back.

Going to college as a mature learner can seem intimidating, but thousands of people do it every year. According to government data, nearly one-quarter of students pursuing diplomas at Canadian colleges in 2019-2020 were over the age of 25.

In this post, we tackle the four biggest concerns shared by many adults just like you who are pondering going back to school.

Keep reading to see how you can overcome the obstacles and achieve your goals.

5 Ways the Pandemic is Changing Home Design

Feb 23, 2022 9:16:06 AM

When the pandemic forced people to move most of their lives to their homes, it also caused them to rethink how those homes were designed.

The home suddenly became the setting for many functions that people used to do out in the world—work, school, exercise, and so on. People are expecting much more from the spaces they live in, and that’s changing the way they want those spaces built.

Will they be long-lasting changes? Only time will tell.

But moving forward, we expect home designers to place more emphasis on these five things.

Business Admin vs. Business Management: Which Diploma Should You Get?

Feb 16, 2022 9:20:31 AM

On the surface, business administration and business management seem really similar. Courses for these two diplomas often overlap, and employment options appear very much alike.

But if you look closer, there can be distinct differences between these two training and career paths—in terms of what you'll be studying in school, your future job goals, and your business skill set.

Which diploma should you choose? It really depends on what you envision yourself doing post-graduation.

4 In-Demand Jobs You Can Do Remotely (And Train For Online)

Feb 14, 2022 9:17:26 AM

Is the flexibility of remote work appealing to you? If so, you’re in good company.

In a survey of Canadian workers who went remote during the pandemic, 80 per cent said they hoped to continue working from home at least half the time.

Fortunately, there are several career paths that offer both remote work possibilities and strong demand.

Even better: in many cases, you can also get the training you need without having to leave home.

In this post, we’re focusing on four careers that made Randstad’s list of the best remote jobs in Canada, and that you can train for online in a relatively short time.

Keep reading to compare job duties, salaries, and employment outlooks for each role and see if one of them is right for you.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship: Expert Advice

Feb 2, 2022 9:26:10 AM

An internship is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in your training to a real-world setting. You get to build a network of industry contacts and add something substantial to your resume.

It’s not unusual for internships to lead to full-time job offers, so you definitely want to put your best foot forward.

But what can you do to maximize your chance of success?

To find out, we gathered tips and advice from people in the know: instructors, career services specialists, and former students.

Read on to discover how you can get the most out of your internship experience.

Thinking About a Career Change? What to Consider

Jan 21, 2022 9:05:09 AM

If you feel like it may be time to pursue a new career path, you’re hardly alone.

A report from the spring of 2021 found that one in four Canadians were toying with the idea of changing careers.

At first, pandemic uncertainty caused many people to try to hang on to the jobs they had. But that changed dramatically when vaccination rates increased and the economy began to open up.

Research by RBC revealed that in June 2021, close to 17,000 Canadians left their jobs due to dissatisfaction—almost three times as many as a year earlier.

So should you take the leap?

Before you make any big decisions, ask yourself these important questions.

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.

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