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Community Support Worker versus Health Care Aide: 3 Key Differences

Dec 17, 2020 12:11:43 PM

You’ve landed on this page because you’re interested in a career in healthcare. You’re drawn to roles where you can really help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

But you don’t want to spend years at university earning a degree. 

Community Support Worker (CSW) and Health Care Aide (HCA) are two excellent alternatives. Both are front-line roles with big positive impact. Both are in demand in Manitoba. And you can train for either career in less than 12 months. 

Which path should you choose? Which role suits you best? 

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main differences between Community Support Workers and Health Care Aides.  

You will learn how training, job responsibilities, skills, and career options vary between these two roles. By the end, you’ll know which path is right for you and exactly how to get started. 

Pros and Cons of Being an Administrative Assistant

Dec 11, 2020 10:54:04 AM

Updated June, 2021.

If you’re considering a career as an administrative assistant, you’re probably wondering what life’s really like on-the-job.

Is the role right for you? What should you know up front before you invest in training?

Unfortunately, the information out there is sometimes unclear. What exactly does an administrative assistant do?

Basically, admin assistants help businesses run smoothly by providing clerical support, answering client requests, scheduling appointments, and organizing projects.

If that still sounds vague to you, it’s because many specifics of the job depend on the type of organization you choose to work for.

What does it all boil down to? Being a key member of the office support team. No business or organization could function without highly organized, skilled administrative staff.

Let’s look at some pros and cons of this position. By the end of this post, you’ll have a much better idea of what to expect.

What is a Typical Day for a Medical Office Assistant?

Nov 19, 2020 2:52:26 PM

Summary of this post: Find out exactly what you'll be doing at work as a Medical Office Assistant. We explain the daily routine, important tasks, and life on-the-job as an MOA.

The Best Health Care Aide Course in Winnipeg

Nov 11, 2020 1:38:28 PM

Students practicing health care aide techniques at Herzing College Winnipeg

Are you considering becoming a Health Care Aide? Chances are, you have probably already started researching health care aide courses in Winnipeg.

The city has several colleges that offer this program, so there are many options to choose from.

Most health care aide programs deliver similar courses and teach similar skills. They take the same amount of time to complete, include an internship, and promise good employment opportunities after graduation.

If programs are so similar, how do you know which college offers the best health care aide course?

You need to find the school that goes above and beyond basic requirements. You want the highest quality training delivered by the most experienced instructors.

Most importantly, you want a program that includes additional instruction in cutting-edge skills employers really want.

Over the years, Herzing College has developed a reputation for exceptional health care aid training. That's because we have some very special people developing and teaching this course.

Top 10 Medical Office Assistant Duties and Skills

Oct 23, 2020 3:35:58 PM

Updated February 2021.

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are amazing jugglers. This role involves a lot of multi-tasking, and requires a special balance of interpersonal, customer service, and administrative skills.

When they're not scheduling appointments and taking calls, they're assisting with medical procedures and processing billing.

Medical office assistants do much more than most people realize.

MOAs perform a variety of duties and need a range of skills. These include clinical skills, computer software, communication, organization, record-keeping, and time management.

In this post, we'll walk you through the 10 most important skills for medical office assistants in Manitoba (it's important to note that skills and training vary by province).

This is the foundation of our Medical Office Assistant program, and covers all the duties you'll be responsible for at work.

Meet Rebecca: My Review of Herzing's Business Administration Program

Oct 5, 2020 1:26:05 PM

Rebecca Hiebert raised three children on her own. For many years, being a mother was her full-time job. But over the last year or two, those priorities began to change.

Her children grew older and became more independent. Gradually, she found herself with some extra time. And she knew exactly what she wanted to do with it.

Rebecca had always wanted to study business administration. With great determination, she returned to school and earned not one, but two diplomas in business from Herzing College Winnipeg.

Getting Your First Medical Office Assistant Job: Tips from an Expert

Sep 10, 2020 9:58:54 AM

For most of us, searching for a new job is both stressful and exhausting. The endless applications, resume writing, interviews, and anxiety waiting to find out if you landed the position.

How Do You Start a Broadcasting Career? 10 Tips for Beginners

Jul 21, 2020 1:30:58 PM

Updated January, 2021.

People will tell you that starting a career in broadcasting is incredibly difficult. So you should prepare yourself for a grueling journey, countless rejections, and years of working as a lowly assistant. 

And while it’s true that most newcomers start at the bottom, there are far more opportunities to advance and succeed than people realize. The broadcasting and media communications industry is truly vast.  

 

There are many career paths to choose from; many ways to nurture your talents and find your niche.What do you need to get started? You need a good strategy. 

Is Supply Chain Management a Good Career Choice? 6 Things to Consider

Jun 22, 2020 1:56:56 PM

Photo: Supply chain coordinators at a freight transportation and distribution warehouse

Updated June 2021.

Perhaps a more accurate title for this blog post would be: “Is Supply Chain Management a Good Career Choice...For You.” 

Because “good” is obviously a relative term and there's no easy answer.

Some people choose a career based on demand and salary. Others are looking for a challenge or something they really feel passionate about.

In some cases, fast training is the top priority.

It really depends on how you define "good" and what's important to you.

So, in this post we’re covering all the bases.

We’ll break down how the supply chain industry works, training programs, career options, certifications, advancement opportunities, salaries, and required skills. 

Is supply chain management the right career for you? These are the 6 points you should consider when making your decision.

Your Guide to Herzing's Medical Office Assistant Program

Jun 19, 2020 1:22:53 PM

Kelley Khemiri, Medical Office Assistant instructor and career development specialist, in her office at Herzing College Winnipeg.

Kelley Khemiri is truly the best person to talk to about becoming a medical office assistant. Not only does she teach Herzing's Medical Office Assistant program, she is also our Career Development Specialist.