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Career Paths After Business College: What Is An Account Manager?

Feb 12, 2018 11:15:12 AM

Updated November 2022

Business college opens up so many career paths for graduates. Sales, marketing, client services, accounting, starting your own business—the possibilities are both exciting and a little overwhelming.

Which path should you take? Which business career best suits your natural abilities, interests, and professional goals? Where should you start out after earning your diploma?

In this post, we look at the role of account manager, one of your possible pathways after business training.

PSW Training in Nutrition Management: Meal-Planning Tips for Seniors

Feb 6, 2018 11:09:23 AM

Updated November 2022

There are so many factors that can influence our relationship with food as we age. For example, while caring for seniors after PSW training, you will meet patients who have lost their sense of smell and taste, making meal time far less appealing.

Your Top 5 Challenges as a Freshly Graduated Medical Office Administrator

Jan 30, 2018 9:54:40 AM

Landing your first job after medical office training is a major accomplishment. But next comes the real challenge: settling into your new role, learning how the medical team likes things done, and of course, getting to know the patients you'll be working with.

6 Alzheimer's Myths for Students in PSW Training: Get Your Facts Straight!

Jan 10, 2018 10:59:55 AM

The vast majority of personal support workers (PSWs) in Ontario work with seniors. In fact, it's our rapidly aging population that is driving such a strong demand for PSWs across the province. 

The Canada Job Bank predicts excellent employment opportunities in long-term healthcare, particularly at home-care companies and nursing home facilities.

Personal support workers play (and will continue to play) and absolutely vital role in helping Canadian seniors maintain independence and quality of life as they age.

Law Clerk Training: 5 Areas of Law You Will Study in Class

Nov 22, 2017 12:09:37 PM

Considering enrolling in law clerk training, and wondering how deeply you'll delve into legal procedures—and which areas of law you will focus on during your diploma?

Quality law clerk programs prepare students to carry out a wide range of legal office procedures, like booking appointments, managing client records, preparing documents, processing billing, and assisting lawyers with research.

5 Steps for Personal Support Workers Dealing with Difficult Patients

Nov 13, 2017 1:50:42 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Personal support workers play a central role in the lives of their clients. They provide the assistance patients need to maintain independence, cope with debilitating medical conditions, and achieve the highest possible quality of life.

PSWs help with important everyday tasks, like administering medication, providing assistance with grooming, planning and preparing healthy meals, coordinating social activities, monitoring changes in condition, and supervising prescribed therapeutic exercises.

The PSW-patient relationship is, by definition, close and personal. And as with all close relationships, conflicts can arise.

How should PSWs deal with patients who push them away or resist help? How can you maintain professionalism and serve your client's best interests, when faced with disruptive and upsetting behavior? 

Start with these 5 steps. These are the approaches front-line health care providers often use when dealing with difficult patients.

4 Peripheral Issues You'll Face After Networking School (+ Troubleshooting Tips)

Nov 1, 2017 9:41:07 AM

What kinds of computer peripherals will you need to install and troubleshoot after networking school? What exactly is a peripheral?

There are actually three types of peripherals: input, output, and storage. Input peripherals, like a mouse, keyboard, or scanner, allow users to share data and control signals with their computers.  Output devices allow users to share information with others, and include monitors, projectors, speakers, and printers.

Community Services Worker Careers: Working With At-Risk Youth

Oct 3, 2017 9:09:45 AM

Who exactly are "at-risk" youth? Definitions vary, but this term generally refers to young people whose health, safety, and future prospects have been seriously compromised by situations beyond their control.

These situations may include abusive home environments, mental illness, or addiction—and lead to criminal behavior and/or dropping out of school.

Overall, at-risk youth are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood by finishing school, entering the workforce, maintaining good mental health, and becoming contributing members of their communities. Their lives are often cut short by suicide and violence, or derailed by incarceration.

PSW Career Support: Coping With the Death of a Client

Sep 25, 2017 11:24:55 AM

Death and dying are everyday realities for personal support workers. Many PSWs care for seniors in their homes, or in long-term care facilities, where an estimated 20% of residents pass away each year.  

PSWs often provide end-of-life care, where they specialize in helping clients (and their families) with life's final transition. But despite all of this direct experience, personal support workers still struggle with loss when a client dies.

Medical Office Administration VS Business Admin: Which One is Right For You?

Sep 13, 2017 11:38:40 AM

Naturally drawn to working in an office environment? Feel you would do well in a structured setting where organizational, communication, customer service, and teamwork skills are highly valued?

Let's say you're also interested in a career where you can help others and feel that you're actually contributing something positive to your community. If you're pulled in this direction, it's quite possible that you're torn between a medical office and business office admin program.

After all, these work settings (and training paths) have quite a lot in common. Which one will ultimately suit you best and be most rewarding?

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