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Choosing a Law Clerk Career: Pros, Cons & Career Options

May 16, 2017 10:50:23 AM

If you are considering legal studies, and looking to focus on career paths that do not require a university degree, law clerk could be an ideal option.

What it's Like to Work as a Pharmacy Assistant: Challenges, Rewards, Opportunities

May 3, 2017 8:37:21 AM

Many people looking for fast entry into a healthcare career choose pharmacy assistant training. The diploma program is relatively short, there is demand for pharmacy assistants in Ontario, and graduates can pursue careers in different settings (retail, clinic, or hospital pharmacies).

Launching an Accounting Career in Ottawa: Most wanted Skills & Local Job Market

Apr 24, 2017 7:37:36 AM

What does it mean to work in accounting and payroll? What are the typical tasks you'll complete working for a small to mid-size company, corporate department, or government division? And most importantly, what's demand like right now for accounting and payroll graduates in the Ottawa area?

6 Core Values Taught in Community Services Worker Training

Apr 10, 2017 10:33:22 AM

In Canadian society, we place a very special trust in community services workers (CSWs) to protect and advocate for vulnerable individuals. We rely on CSWs to help make our neighborhoods more fair, safe, and productive.

But given how complex their work can be, there are times when CSWs are faced with very challenging situations, conflicts, and decisions—where the outcome will have a serious and lasting impact on the life of a client, family members, or the CSW herself.

To help build ethical decision-making skills, and understand their responsibilities to the public, CSW students learn the code of professional ethics and values set out by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW).

Choosing a Medical Office Administrator College in Ottawa: 5 Key Traits to Look For

Mar 29, 2017 9:49:03 AM

Medical Office Administrator students at Herzing College Ottawa, earning Vital Signs certification

For many people, the decision to head back to school to earn a college diploma marks a key moment of transition and transformation. Committing to a new career path is no small matter. It often means juggling courses with an already busy schedule of work and family responsibilities.

Given that your time, money, effort, and future employment prospects are at stake, it's so important to research your college options carefully, before committing to enrollment. Medical office administrator schools are no exception! You'll be competing with other MOA grads for jobs after you finish your program, so you'll want to find the most comprehensive, relevant, job-ready curriculum out there, delivered by experienced and caring instructors.

This post is dedicated to students searching for a top quality medical office administrator college in Ottawa. These are the traits to watch out for and the questions to ask when comparing programs and making your final choice.

5 Key Traits of a Reliable Business Management Diploma: A Checklist for Students

Feb 27, 2017 4:22:52 PM

Considering going back to school to study business management? Looking to develop a well-rounded set of technical skills, plus leadership strategies, so you can upgrade your current position? Or perhaps you have your eye on starting your own business, and need reliable training to get the ball rolling.

Choosing a Personal Support Worker Program in Ottawa: Course Content & Career Options

Jan 30, 2017 11:43:44 AM

A group of personal support worker students at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

Personal support workers  (PSWs) work  one-to-one with patients of all ages and walks of life. They play a truly crucial role in their everyday health and wellbeing, helping patients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

PSWs work primarily with elderly patients, but may also provide healthcare services to chronically or terminally ill individuals of varying ages. They are an essential link between patients and families and supervising clinicians (such as nurses or doctors).

How to STAND OUT at Your First Job After Business Administration Training

Jan 23, 2017 7:53:00 AM

For a recent college graduate, there are few things more exciting than nailing an interview and being offered a job. 

But making the transition from student to successful professional can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

How do you actually keep that job, and begin moving upward into positions with more responsibility and reward?

Career College or University? (+Tips for Making your Decision)

Nov 7, 2016 8:23:36 AM

Business students pose for a photo at Herzing College Ottawa

"For some young adults and mature learners, universities are the ideal option. For others, they can be an expensive waste of time, money and effort."

Wise words from education expert Ken Coates, co-author of the book, "What to Consider When You are Considering University" (Dundurn, 2014).

If you're weighing your options after high school (or want to change careers a bit later in life), a four-year university degree may not be your ideal route to success.

What is Aseptic Technique? A Quick Guide for Pharmacy Assistant Students

Nov 13, 2015 11:50:14 AM

When a fungal meningitis outbreak swept across the United States in 2012, affecting over 800 people, the FDA traced its origin back to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.