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What is Computer Networking and is it a Good Career?

Dec 24, 2020 10:12:30 AM

What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.

The industry also includes many different career paths. 

Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.

In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Ontario.

By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.

6 Signs of a Good Personal Support Worker Course: Student Checklist

Dec 15, 2020 1:35:34 PM

Personal Support Worker students pose for a class photo at Herzing College Ottawa

Summary: Use this helpful checklist to compare Personal Support Worker courses near you. Find a high quality program that fully prepares you for a successful career.

It’s an excellent time to become a personal support worker (PSW) in Ontario. Demand is high for PSWs all across the province—and is expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future. 

Personal support workers are needed at hospitals, nursing homes, and private home-care companies throughout Ontario.

They play an absolutely crucial role in caring for people who need help with everyday living—including those with cognitive impairment, physical disabilities, and mental health challenges. 

Considering becoming a personal support worker? You're on track to start a rewarding career with plenty of employment opportunities.

Your first step is to find a good Personal Support Worker course that will fully prepare you for life on-the-job. What should you look for when comparing training programs?

Big Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs in Canada: Should You Get Training? 

Nov 25, 2020 1:59:58 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Quick summary: Get the latest stats on demand for cybersecurity jobs in Canada and around the world. Compare popular job titles, skills, salary and info on cybersecurity training and certification.

Almost everyone is familiar with the idea of cybersecurity. Many of us have had our emails or social media accounts hacked, or lost personal information in corporate data breaches. 

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some major companies fall prey to cyber-attacks, including Equifax, Adobe, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and eBay.  

How is it possible that even these giants can't stay ahead of the hackersIt all comes down to talent.

We simply don’t have enough qualified people. There is huge demand for cybersecurity specialists in Canada and across the globe.  

Interested in IT security? This is the ideal time to start a career in this field. Here’s what you should know about cybersecurity jobs, training, skills, and salaries.

Is Medical Office Administration a Good Career? 6 Points to Consider

Nov 17, 2020 10:19:36 AM

Quick summary of this postWe examine the career of Medical Office Administration from 6 different angles. Find out if this role is right for you by understanding the following points: 

  1. Job description 
  2. Training requirements 
  3. Job outlook in Ottawa 
  4. Career options 
  5. Pros and Cons 
  6. Salary 

Many different factors come into play when you’re deciding on a career path. On the one hand, there are practical matters like salary, job description, and career outlook where you live. 

On the other hand, there’s your interest in the role and whether doing this work will make you truly happy and fulfilled. 

Wondering if medical office administration is a good career choice for you? 

You need to think it through from all the angles—practical and personal. 

How Do You Become a Safety Officer in Canada? Training & Certification

Oct 27, 2020 1:40:35 PM

Occupational health and safety (OHSis a fast-growing field in Canada. Long before Covid-19 pushed workplace safety into the spotlight, we have been striving to reduce work-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. 

This is what OHS is all about: protecting the physical and psychological wellness of people at work.

Ontario has clearly defined occupational health and safety laws—regulations both business owners and employees must follow.

Unfortunately, not all employers and workers understand or comply with these rules.

This is why skilled health and safety officers are in such high demand. These professionals ensure companies are following the law, and they provide training and strategies to improve workplace safety.

Considering a career in OHS? Her are the steps to become a certified occupational health and safety officer, plus helpful information on skills and careers.

Where Does a Medical Office Administrator Work?

Oct 7, 2020 12:20:58 PM

It’s hard to imagine how a hospital or clinic could run without skilled medical office administrators (MOAs). 

Whether they’re working behind-the-scenes as medical transcriptionists, or right up front at clinic reception—MOAs bring order and stability to our health care system. 

They put anxious patients at ease and help doctors stay on schedule. They prepare medical documents and keep patient records up-to-date. 

MOAs help “connect the dots” between patients, nurses, doctors, and specialists. That’s why good MOAs are always in demand. 

Considering this career and wondering about employment options? In this post, we compare three very common medical office administration jobs and salaries. 

Find out where medical office administrators work, and learn more about how to start a career in this field.

Should You Get a Business Diploma? Advice From An Admissions Expert

Sep 18, 2020 10:56:12 AM

Herzing College Senior Admissions Advisor, Alex Wells at his home office in Ottawa

Alex Wells has been working in college admissions for over 20 years. A Psychology major with decades of experience in student advising, Alex knows exactly how to help people choose the right diploma program.

Very often, he meets with students who are interested in business training. His job is to figure out if business is the right choice, based on the individual’s career goals, natural talents, and overall personality. 

Alex takes the time to really get to know each candidate. This process is key, because the student’s time, money, and future are riding on this decision. 

Paralegal Job Opportunities: Where Can You Work After College?

Sep 8, 2020 10:41:53 AM

Updated December, 2020.

Paralegals enjoy a wide range of job opportunities in Ontario. Ontario is one of the only provinces in Canada where licensed paralegals can represent clients in court for certain legal matters. 

This opens up a lot of different career paths in both the private and public sector. Plus, a skilled paralegal can also work as a law clerk or legal assistant, with options to specialize in many different areas of law. 

My Review of Herzing's Personal Support Worker Program

Jul 22, 2020 11:21:50 AM

Photo: Krizia Mae Macusi at Hillel Lodge where she was hired as a Personal Support Worker after graduating from Herzing last May.

Meet Bryan Coker: Your Guide to Herzing's CSW Program

Jun 19, 2020 11:40:16 AM

Photo: CSW program instructor, Bryan Coker at his home office in Ottawa

Do you know someone who's taken the Community Services Worker (CSW) program at Herzing? Just mention the name Bryan Coker. You'll see their eyes light up right away. 

Bryan's been teaching the CSW program for 10 years and is absolutely beloved among students and graduates.

His unique background as a pastor, social worker, community organizer, and counsellor helps him connect with people in a very unique way.

Bryan's teaching style goes far beyond the "mechanics" of social work and community services.

He helps students reflect on their own lives and struggles, and cultivate their own unique approach as counsellors.

Bryan says students leave his class "with a changed heart", open and ready to assist others.

They walk away with the mindset, tools, and knowledge required to make real change in their own communities. From what graduates tell us, it's a pretty transformative experience!

Are you considering a career in social services? Wondering what to expect from community support worker training?

Read on to meet the instructor, and get an inside look at Herzing's CSW program

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