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Your Top 5 Duties as a Pharmacy Assistant: What to Expect at Work

Jul 27, 2021 1:01:40 PM

If you’re hoping for a hands-on role in healthcare that you can train for in less than a year, consider a career as a pharmacy assistant.

Pharmacy assistants play an important part in helping licensed pharmacists address patients’ needs. They carry out a mix of clerical, technical, and customer service tasks that keep a pharmacy functioning smoothly.

In fact, when customers come to get a prescription or an over-the-counter medication, the pharmacy assistant is typically the person they deal with most often.

So what do pharmacy assistants actually do? If you take on this role, what would your daily responsibilities include?

Read on to learn about the top 5 pharmacy assistant duties.

Are Paralegals in Demand? Latest Career & Salary Info for Ontario

Jul 19, 2021 9:58:43 AM

If you're thinking about becoming a paralegal, you probably have two key questions: what is the job market like and how much money can you expect to earn?

Unlike most regions of Canada, Ontario allows paralegals to become licensed and independently represent clients in certain legal matters.

That opens up a broad range of career opportunities, including starting your own practice.

But before you head down this path, you should know if paralegals are in demand and how much they typically make.

That's what this post is all about. We provide the latest paralegal job outlook and salary information for Ontario.

We also describe different career paths that paralegal program graduates can take in this province.

Here are the facts you need to make an informed decision about your future.

What Does it Take to Become a Business Manager?

Jul 8, 2021 10:52:51 AM

Do you see yourself as a leader? If you're hoping to become a business manager, you need to understand what the role is all about and what skills will help you succeed.

Business managers oversee and direct the operations of a company.

They're typically responsible for supervising employees, keeping the finances on track, and making sure the organization meets its goals.

So what does it take to land a position like that? What skills and traits do employers look for?

This post provides the clear roadmap you need to become a business manager.

Find out what abilities are required and see if you're suited to this role.

What Exactly Do You Learn in 2D Animation Training?

Jul 5, 2021 10:22:09 AM

Image credit: Megan Winters (Herzing College 2D Animation graduate)

It takes a special combination of skills to make cartoons come alive. That's what 2D animation training is all about.

Students develop both the technical expertise and practical skills to create compelling animations for movies, TV shows, websites, video games, and more.

They also learn how the entire production process works at an animation studio, so they can hit the ground running and become valuable team members, straight after graduation.

And this is the perfect time to get training. Many Ottawa animation companies are really struggling to find local talent. They're being forced to turn down projects or send work overseas because they can't find Ottawa animators to hire.

Thinking about starting a career in the animation industry? Wondering what to expect from 2D animation training?

Here's a good breakdown of what's covered in a quality program.

2D Animation Careers: Where Do Animators Get Hired?

Jun 21, 2021 10:21:11 AM

If you're considering a career in 2D animation, you're probably wondering about your job options after training.

Where can you get hired straight out of school?

Many people think 2D animators only work in film or television. But there are definitely other career paths you can pursue with quality training and a strong portfolio.

In this post, we'll walk you through 3 popular 2D animation careers, with a spotlight on Ottawa employers and job opportunities.

What kinds of opportunities are available for talented, ambitious 2D animators? Let's take a look.

Is Animation a Good Career? Pros, Cons, Advice

Jun 16, 2021 10:30:11 AM

You probably already know what an animation career is all about: bringing characters and stories to life in films, TV shows, video games, and more.

But do you know what life on the job is really like?

No job is perfect. Before you embark on an animation career, you need to have a full understanding of what to expect—both the good and the bad.

In this post, we take you through the pros and cons of becoming an animator and provide valuable advice from industry insiders.

Get a realistic picture of the role and see if it's a good choice for you.

What Exactly Does a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Do?

Jun 8, 2021 11:44:00 AM

Personal support workers (PSWs) play a crucial role in helping vulnerable people live their best lives. They usually work with seniors who need extra support with daily living tasks.

PSWs work in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement residences, hospitals, and for companies that deliver support to seniors in their own homes.

Personal support workers help clients maintain their dignity, stay safe, and remain as independent as possible.

Demand for personal support workers is higher than ever in Ontario and across Canada.

The need is so great that the Ontario government is investing tens of millions of dollars to train thousands of new PSWs.

Wondering if this career path is right for you? Want to know what you'd be doing at work?

In this post, we take you through the day-to-day duties of personal support workers and explain their role in client care.

Find out what becoming a PSW is all about, and if this occupation is your true calling.

Top 10 Community Service Worker Skills & Qualifications

May 26, 2021 4:33:27 PM

Wondering if you have what it takes to be a community service worker (CSW)? 

CSWs deliver front-line services that have a real impact on the lives of their fellow Canadians.

They assist people who are dealing with serious social and personal challenges, including addiction, unemployment, homelessness, domestic abuse, poor mental health, and more.

You need specific training and a special skillset to succeed in this role.

Are you a good fit?

In this post, we outline the top 10 community service worker skills and qualifications.

This is what you'll need to make a positive impact in people's lives and build a successful career in social services.

Health and Safety Officer Training: What Will You Learn in Class?

May 18, 2021 9:31:34 AM

The goal of health and safety officer training is to produce graduates who know how to keep people safe in the workplace.

Occupational health and safety officers are responsible for inspecting work sites and making sure regulations are followed.

They help develop health and safety procedures, deliver training, and follow up on claims and complaints.

A good training program will prepare you to handle all of those challenges.

But what can you expect in class? What will you actually learn?

In this post, we detail the top 5 core skills covered in a quality health and safety officer training program.

Meet Moe Tabesh, CPA: Hiring Herzing Accounting Grads Since 2017

May 13, 2021 9:34:25 AM

Photo: Moe Tabesh, CPA, CGA (left) at an event with Tony Robbins

Moe Tabesh is not your typical accountant.

He's lived a life full of adventure and danger, fleeing Iran during the war, getting thrown in jail, and starting life from scratch after finally escaping to Canada.

And he did all that before the age of 21.

After years of driving a taxi in Ottawa to save money for school, Moe finally completed university and became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

A few years ago he started his own accounting business, called Numetrica City. But it's no ordinary accounting business.

Just like Moe, Numetrica City does things a little differently. They go beyond your standard tax prep and bookkeeping services, offering next-level support and coaching to Ottawa entrepreneurs.

Moe also partnered with Herzing College Ottawa to support the next generation of accounting professionals.

He provides internships for our Business Management students, and continues to hire talented grads straight out of the program.

This week, we interviewed Moe to learn more about his business and background.

We talked about his partnership with Herzing, what it takes to be successful in accounting, and some great advice for overcoming adversity. Read on for the highlights.

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