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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.

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.

New Cybersecurity Training Program Now Available Online

Jun 11, 2021 2:51:38 PM

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest skills gaps in today’s job market. Canada is suffering from a major shortage with thousands of unfilled information security jobs.  

The United States is short about half a million cybersecurity specialists, and experts predict we’ll have at least 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2022. 

Covid-19 has only added to the problem. As a huge segment of the global workforce shifts to work-from-home, hackers are taking advantage of remote network vulnerabilities. 

Meanwhile, many cybersecurity specialists have been reassigned to IT support roles, helping team members get set up from remote locations. 

The global consensus is clear: cyber threats are evolving at a faster pace than IT security teams can handle. We need more talent and we need it now.

Herzing College launched a new Cybersecurity training program to meet this need. It takes just 12 months and it's available online.

Find out what Herzing's Cybersecurity course has to offer.

What Can You Do With a Diploma in Building Design?

Jun 3, 2021 10:10:14 AM

Like the idea of working with architects to bring new buildings to life? Want to get into the architecture field without investing years in university training?

A building design diploma could be just what you need.

This training teaches building design principles, the Ontario Building Code, and drafting software like AutoCAD and Revit. 

Most building design programs take well under 2 years, and some can be completed in just 12 months. It's the quickest way to start a career in architecture.

But what might that career look like? What kinds of opportunities are open to you once you graduate?

Read on to explore 6 different career paths you could take with a building design diploma.

What is a Medical Office Assistant (MOA)? Roles & Responsibilities

May 28, 2021 9:46:48 AM

Want a healthcare career that offers a blend of clerical and clinical work? A role as a medical office assistant could be ideal.

But just what is a medical office assistant? If you took on this job, what would you actually be doing all day?

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are the first point of contact for anyone calling or arriving at a clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility.

They greet patients, update files, prep exam rooms, and carry out a range of other duties that keep the medical office operating smoothly.

In this post, we outline the essential role of MOAs and the many tasks they perform each day.

Get a full picture of life on the job and see if this career is a good choice for you.

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