All Toronto Posts

Is Graphic Designer an In-Demand and Well-Paid Career?

Aug 27, 2021 9:44:07 AM

Updated November 2022

Many people seem to think that graphic design is a dying industry.

They’ve heard that print has no future. And they figure that with all the user-friendly software options out there, anyone can throw a digital design together quickly and easily, without help from a professional.

The reality is very different.

It’s true that graphic design is increasingly focused on digital media like websites, animations, television shows, and video games. But print is still with us: think posters, album art, business cards, book covers, product packaging, etc.

And more and more companies rely on trained graphic designers’ expertise at using images to communicate ideas and inspire action (think websites and social media).

The bottom line? Skilled graphic designers are in demand, and many positions come with comfortable salaries.

Read on for all the details.

Turn Your OHS Diploma into a Degree at Columbia Southern University

Aug 17, 2021 12:53:59 PM

Students who complete the occupational health and safety (OHS) program at Herzing College now have an easier way to continue their training and earn a bachelor degree.

Herzing recently signed an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU).

The agreement means that graduates of our OHS program can transfer 45 credits to CSU’s bachelor’s program in health and safety.

Our OHS grads are automatically accepted into CSU’s program and can earn their full degree in a shorter time.

To learn more about the new agreement and how it benefits Herzing students, we spoke with Dr. Joe Manjone. He’s the Assistant Provost for Special Programs at Columbia Southern University.

Read on to learn more about CSU and how you could turn your OHS diploma into a degree.

Is Accounting and Payroll a Good Career? 5 Things to Consider

Aug 4, 2021 3:44:10 PM

Every modern business relies on the skills and expertise of accounting and payroll specialists.

These professionals handle crucial functions like tracking the money going in and out of an organization, and making sure everyone gets their paycheques on time.

Sound intriguing? Wondering if accounting and payroll is a good career choice for you?

To arrive at an answer, you need to think about factors like:

  • what the daily work actually involves
  • how much money you could make in this profession
  • what the job market is like where you live

This post has those details and more.

Here are 5 things to consider when deciding if accounting and payroll is the right career for you.

Medical Office Assistant Salaries in Ontario: How Much Can You Make?

Jul 22, 2021 1:11:23 PM

Medical office assistants (MOAs) handle the administrative functions that keep healthcare facilities operating effectively.

By carrying out a range of clerical and clinical tasks, MOAs provide the kind of essential support that helps ensure patients get quality care.

Thinking about a career as an MOA? Wondering how much you could earn in this field?

Medical office assistant salaries can vary depending on where you live, how much experience you have, and what type of facility you work in.

We reviewed government labour market data along with current job postings to get a true sense of MOA pay in Ontario.

Check out the latest salary info for medical office assistants and see how you can begin a career in this field.

Are Paralegals in Demand? Latest Career & Salary Info for Ontario

Jul 19, 2021 9:58:43 AM

Updated November 2022

If you're thinking about becoming a paralegal, you probably have two key questions: what is the job market like and how much money can you expect to earn?

Unlike most regions of Canada, Ontario allows paralegals to become licensed and independently represent clients in certain legal matters.

That opens up a broad range of career opportunities, including starting your own practice.

But before you head down this path, you should know if paralegals are in demand and how much they typically make.

That's what this post is all about. We provide the latest paralegal job outlook and salary information for Ontario.

We also describe different career paths that paralegal program graduates can take in this province.

Here are the facts you need to make an informed decision about your future.

Meet an Immigration Case Manager: Inside Look at the Career

Jul 16, 2021 1:35:57 PM

Photo: Bonnie Tyler, immigration case manager at Doherty Fultz Immigration in Toronto, Ontario

Immigration case managers play an important role in securing visas and helping people navigate the process of studying abroad or settling in Canada.

They support licensed immigration consultants and lawyers by taking care of a wide range of administrative tasks, from interviewing clients and preparing documents to managing deadlines and communicating with government authorities.

Are you considering a career as an immigration case manager? Wondering what it's really like to work in this field?

To find out, we interviewed Bonnie Tyler, a Toronto-based immigration case manager with more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

Keep reading to get her thoughts on what being an immigration case manager is all about, and what skills and traits are key to success.

Cybersecurity Training at Herzing: What Makes This Program Unique?

Jul 13, 2021 3:30:18 PM

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been so high. Some experts say millions of IT security positions are going unfilled because there just aren't enough people with the right skills.

Herzing's accelerated Cybersecurity Specialist training program was specifically developed to turn out grads who can fill that shortage.

Derek Lewis is the Vice-President of Academics at Herzing College Toronto. He has extensive experience in both cybersecurity and education.

We spoke with Derek recently to learn about the latest trends in the IT security field, what employers are looking for, and what makes Herzing's program so unique.

Here's what we found out.

Herzing Partners With Fortinet: IT Students Get Big Benefits!

Jul 13, 2021 2:49:05 PM

Image: Fortinet presentation on the risks of IoT devices at the RSA cybersecurity conference 

If you follow the world of cybersecurity, you've probably heard of Fortinet. In just over 20 years, they have become the largest cybersecurity company in the world.

Fortinet dominates the industry with over 800 patents, 50 hardware and software products, and billions in yearly revenue.

Fortinet provides integrated cyber solutions for all kinds of organizations, from hospitality and health care, to financial services companies and governments.

But did you know that Fortinet is also a cybersecurity training provider? They partner with educational institutions across the globe, helping schools deliver cutting-edge training.

Most importantly, they provide globally-recognized cybersecurity certifications that help newcomers prove their expertise, learn how to use Fortinet products, and advance their careers.

So, we're very pleased to announce that Herzing College is now a Fortinet Academy partner.

This week, we interviewed Al Nasturzio, Director of Training and Education Partners at Fortinet, to get all the details on how this partnership will benefit our IT and cybersecurity students.

Medical Office Assistant vs. Unit Clerk: What's the Difference?

Jul 6, 2021 12:22:15 PM

There's a lot of overlap between the work of a medical office assistant (MOA) and a nursing unit clerk. Both carry out a range of tasks that keep a medical facility operating effectively.

So how are they different?

The main difference between an MOA and a unit clerk is that MOAs may help with certain clinical procedures, like measuring vital signs. Unit clerks tend to focus on clerical tasks only.

Ultimately, however, the two jobs are more alike than not.

In this post, we break down the basics of the MOA and unit clerk roles: what they do, where they work, how much they make, and what training and skills they need.

Explore the similarities and differences and get a better understanding of both careers.

What Does an Accounting Assistant Actually Do? Inside Look at the Role

Jun 21, 2021 2:56:18 PM

Accounting assistants are administrative professionals who focus on the numbers.

They play a crucial supporting role in accounting departments by recording financial transactions, preparing reports, and carrying out related clerical tasks.

Basically, they keep a company's day-to-day bookkeeping functions running smoothly.

All kinds of organizations need that kind of help. In fact, Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerk ranked fifth on Randstad's list of the most in-demand administrative jobs in Canada in 2021.

Considering becoming an accounting assistant? Looking for more details about what you would actually do at work?

Keep reading for an inside look at accounting assistant responsibilities and skills.

See if the role is a good fit for your career goals, interests, and strengths.

hard hat icon

Herzing Skilled Trades Training

SKILLED TRADES BLOG

Most Read