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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. 

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

What to Expect From Medical Office Administration Training at Herzing

May 28, 2020 10:19:30 AM

Updated November 2022

In our experience, people are drawn to medical office administration because they want a meaningful career in healthcare without spending years in university. They are looking for a position that includes patient care but does not require becoming a nurse or doctor.

Students who do well in the medical office program are naturally well-organized. They have good communication skills, are mature and reliable, and most importantly have a strong desire to help others.

They want to be part of a healthcare team in a role that directly serves and supports patients. They are detail-oriented, compassionate, and good at juggling tasks and deadlines.

Sound familiar? You've come to the right place.

Herzing's Entire 2D Animation Class Hired By Big Jump Entertainment

May 25, 2020 11:27:23 AM

Top animation studio, Big Jump Entertainment, has partnered with Herzing College to train and recruit talented 2D animation students.

A lot of people dream of a career in 2D animation, working on major TV shows and movies at a top animation studio. But they figure the industry is too hard to break into. There’s too much competition for great studio jobs and they’ll never get hired after investing in training. 

They feel pressured to choose another, less “risky” career path and give up on becoming an animator. Sound familiar?  

We recently started a 2D Animation program at Herzing because the exact opposite is true. There is actually a major shortage of skilled 2D animators in Ottawa.

3 Different Occupational Health and Safety Jobs: Explore Your Options

May 14, 2020 12:01:34 PM

Updated November 2022

This is a good time to begin a career in occupational health and safety (OHS). We’re seeing growing demand for OHS professionals across Canada. What’s driving growth in this field? 

Every year, thousands of Canadians suffer injuries or lose their lives at work. Unsafe work environments are a major problem, not just in construction but across many sectors of our economy. 

Hillel Lodge Hires Our Entire Class of Personal Support Worker Students!

Apr 30, 2020 12:58:57 PM

Residents of Hillel Lodge, the only charitable, Jewish, faith-based long-term care facility in Eastern Ontario

As most people know, the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly stressful and dangerous for elderly citizens in long-term care facilities. 

Older people with weakened immune systems or pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.  

Meanwhile, social distancing rules have also taken a toll, isolating seniors from family and friends, and restricting their participation in community activities. 

Never have we relied so heavily on the dedication, skill, and compassion of long-term health care professionals to keep our loved ones safe and well. Nurses, care home staff, and personal support workers are on the front lines of this struggle.

My Review of the Accounting and Payroll Course at Herzing College

Nov 20, 2019 12:47:10 PM

Photo: Cris Quejada at her new job at Oakpark Retirement Community, where she works in reception and assists with accounting

After Cris Quejada became a permanent resident of Canada, she knew she needed a Canadian diploma to start a successful career here in Ottawa.

She did her research, figured out which business jobs had strong demand, and decided accounting and payroll was the right choice.

6 months ago, she graduated from Herzing's Accounting and Payroll course, and got hired immediately as a receptionist/accounting assistant.

Going back to school and starting a brand new career isn't easy. We interviewed Cris this week to find out what the process was like for her.

We asked her to review the Accounting and Payroll program, including her opinion of the instructors, courses, internship, and career support services.

Check out this interview to learn more about Cris and her experience at Herzing.

Starting a Network Technician Career: Your First 5 Steps

Oct 2, 2019 11:19:53 AM

Updated November 2022

This is an excellent time to start a career in IT and tech. These industries are on the rise in Canada, with steady employment growth across the country. Whether you’re starting from scratch or skilling up with new certifications, there are many training options (and career paths) to choose from. 

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