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Becoming a Network Technician: 7 Skills That Will Get You Hired

Sep 16, 2020 3:04:37 PM

Updated January, 2021

Today's network technicians have a lot on their plates. From security issues and optimization, to Internet of Things (IoT) challenges, and new cloud technology.

Never have our computer networks been more complex—and never have they faced so many threats.

But on the plus side, all of that complexity is creating record-high demand for skilled network technicians. There are so many opportunities out there for well-trained technicians and administrators.

And if you plan on becoming a network technician in the Toronto area, you're perfectly positioned to take advantage of this trend.

8 Reasons Occupational Health & Safety is a Good Career Choice

Sep 4, 2020 9:25:16 AM

Updated November 2020

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a broad industry, which focuses on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of people at work. 

This field includes all aspects of worker health. From workplace harassment to fire prevention; ergonomics to emergency evacuation procedures. 

OHS professionals are responsible for assessing risks, developing health and safety plans, and delivering training to staff members and management. 

It’s an incredibly important role, dedicated to protecting lives and helping teams respond appropriately when emergencies strike. 

Considering training to become an OHS professional? Take a look at 8 reasons occupational health and safety is a good career choice. 

How to Become a Medical Office Administrator: Your First 5 Steps

Jul 30, 2020 9:13:03 AM

Want a career in healthcare that involves working directly with patients, but doesn't require a university degree? Looking to work in a professional setting, where you can use your excellent organization and people skills? Medical office administration could be a good fit.

New Pharmacy Assistant Program at Herzing Toronto: 10 Quick Facts

Jun 9, 2020 1:22:36 PM

There is strong demand for pharmacy assistants in Toronto right now. The latest Government Job Bank report shows we have a labour shortage in this field. There are not enough trained pharmacy assistants to fill available jobs. 

Employment growth is expected to continue for the next several years, making now an excellent time to start your career. 

To help prepare the next generation of pharmacy assistants, Herzing College Toronto has launched a new Pharmacy Assistant diploma program. 

7 Best Reasons to Become a Medical Office Assistant

May 27, 2020 2:41:55 PM

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, focused and reliable, and have a strong drive to help others. 

Think you have what it takes?  

Explore our 7 best reasons to become a medical office assistant, and learn more about how to get started. 

10 Myths About Working in Graphic Design: What's it Really Like?

May 20, 2020 10:01:11 AM

Graphic design is probably one of the most misunderstood fields out there. Every year, we meet with students who are interested in applying to this program—but only a few truly understand what a graphic designer does, or what it's really like to work in this field.

For one thing, there are a lot more job options than most people realize. And the skillset for graphic designers is quite a bit more complex and technical than you might think. 

10 Tips for Studying Online at Home

Apr 22, 2020 2:05:11 PM

The COVID-19 health crisis has forced all of us to adapt to some major life changes. Many people have lost their jobs. Others have found themselves in front-line essential service roles, risking their lives to help their community. 

Meanwhile, schools and colleges across Canada have closed, turning many children and adults into online students. Not everyone prefers studying online. Many people truly enjoy coming to campus, hanging out with classmates, and interacting with instructors face-to-face. 

At Herzing, we’ve worked hard to make the transition as painless as possible for our students—but we know some of you are struggling to adapt. 

Should You Become a Paralegal or a Law Clerk? 5 Key Differences

Apr 9, 2020 9:27:00 AM

Updated June, 2021.

Toronto is an excellent place to start a legal career. The city is a major hub for law firms, lobby groups, community organizations and businesses, offering a wide range of employment options for a variety of legal professionals. 

Becoming a lawyer is not your only option. Toronto is full of successful paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants, and immigration consultants. 

Which path should you choose? 

In this post, we’re breaking down the main differences between two very popular professions: paralegal and law clerk (or legal assistant). 

Understand what these roles entail, and key distinctions between training requirements, job descriptions, where you can work, and licensing rules. 

Get a clearer idea of which legal career is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

How to Choose a Good Building Design Program: Student Checklist

Apr 6, 2020 12:19:25 PM

Updated November, 2020

This is a very good time to become a building design technician in Toronto.  

Investment in commercial and residential building projects is driving demand for design technicians, and employment is expected to remain stable over the next several years (jobbank.gc.ca). 

But this is a competitive field. There are plenty of colleges producing architectural designers each year, and only so many design firms and construction companies available to hire them. 

How do you position yourself as a competitive job candidate, and get your career off to a strong start? 

Studying Online at Herzing College: What to Expect & How to Enroll

Mar 23, 2020 12:36:53 PM

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, Herzing College has transitioned all of our diploma programs to online learning. Our goal is to ensure that students get the same quality instruction and step-by-step support that they receive in the classroom, while studying safely from home.