Photo: Krizia Mae Macusi at Hillel Lodge where she was hired as a Personal Support Worker after graduating from Herzing last May.
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My Review of Herzing's Personal Support Worker Program
Medical Office Administration Course: What to Expect at Herzing Ottawa
Updated January 2023
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.
Top 7 Reasons to Become a Medical Office Assistant
Updated January 2023
Medical office assistant (MOA) is a unique role that combines administrative/office skills with patient care.
MOAs are the link between patients and doctors and nurses. They ensure the health office runs smoothly while helping people get the medical attention they need when they need it.
At Herzing, we’ve been teaching medical office administration students for many years. In our experience, the people best suited to this career are naturally well-organized, patient, and reliable, and have a strong desire to help others.
Think you have what it takes?
Explore our seven best reasons to become a medical office assistant and learn more about how to get started.
Herzing's Entire 2D Animation Class Hired By Big Jump Entertainment
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.
What to Expect at Your Herzing College Admissions Interview
Cheylynn Plese has been an admissions advisor at Herzing College for 10 years
The college admissions interview. It's a major source of stress for students all over the world. Most people are afraid of being judged and rejected...or pressured to make a decision about enrollment before they're truly ready.
Going back to school is a big life move. It often comes with feelings of anxiety around academic performance, tuition costs, and balancing time between work, family, and classes.
6 Different Occupational Health and Safety Jobs: Explore Your Options
Updated April 2023
This is a good time to begin a career in occupational health and safety (OHS). Government estimates indicate that OHS specialists are expected to remain in high demand in many areas of Canada right through 2024. So 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!
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
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
Updated December 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.
Are you thinking of becoming a network technician or network administrator? This path offers a good foundation in computer hardware and software, network security and optimization, installation, and maintenance.
But what is involved in starting a network technician career? What should you know about training, certifications, and getting your foot in the door?
My Experience in Herzing's MOA Diploma Program
Photo: Priscilla Grant on graduation day from the Medical Office Administration program at Herzing College Ottawa
Wondering what it's like to become a medical office administrator (MOA)? Want to know more about training, careers, and getting started in this field?
Who better to talk to than Priscilla Grant? Priscilla recently completed the Medical Office Administrator program at Herzing College Ottawa.
She went straight into a full-time medical office position after graduation, and has transitioned very smoothly into her new career.
And she did it all while working part-time and caring for two children under the age of 6!
We interviewed Priscilla earlier this month to learn more about her story, and see how things are going at work.
Find out what Priscilla thought of Herzing's MOA program, her most and least favourite parts of training, and how she landed such a great job at Carefor Health and Community Services.
Here are the highlights from our conversation.