In the accounting field, professional certifications are an excellent way to compete for better jobs and advance your career.
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Updated September 2023
It’s true that going to college is an investment in your future. But finding the money to pay for it can be a real challenge.
Fortunately, there are several ways to get help with your costs via scholarships, loans, grants, etc. There are even specific funding sources for Canadian adults who have been out of school for a while and are looking to develop new skills through a college program.
In this post, we break down the different financial aid options to help you understand how they work and whether they’re right for you.
Here’s what you need to know.
Updated May 2023
The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is already huge. And it's getting bigger.
By some estimates, the global cybersecurity industry will be short 3.5 million workers by the end of 2025.
But is a university degree necessary to get started in cybersecurity?
The short answer is no. Many job postings do call for a degree, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't land those roles without one.
In many cases, employers are more interested in what you can do rather than what credentials you hold. It's more about proving your skills on the job rather than in the classroom.
Exactly what skills do you need and what are employers looking for? Here's what you need to know.
Updated July 2023
What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.
The industry also includes many different career paths.
Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.
In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Canada.
By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.
Herzing broadcasting student Harrison Jordan hones his studio skills on campus
Updated January 2023
In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.
But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.
If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial.
Updated December 2022
Working with at-risk populations is central to community service work.
CSWs are trained to support people dealing with serious life challenges, which may include addictions, mental health disorders, cases of domestic violence, and other, high-stress situations that sometimes lead to acute crises.
When we experience a crisis, our ability to cope and make decisions is seriously impaired. We need specialized support to regain control and find an effective solution to the problem at hand.
CSWs are trained to provide that support, and stop individuals in crisis from harming themselves or others. No easy task!
Non-violent crisis intervention training typically introduces students to a step-by-step model—a guide they can follow to help others get through traumatic experiences in the safest, most effective way possible.
In this post, we walk current (and prospective) CSW students through the seven-step approach many social workers use.
Kierstin Whitney didn’t always have a clear focus for her career path. She just knew that she wanted to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
After high school, she worked a bunch of different jobs, taking note of what she enjoyed and looking for new opportunities to grow and learn. She finally realized her true passion was health and safety.
It was intimidating to go back to school, but she knew she needed some specialized training. She took the leap, enrolled in the online OHS program through Herzing College—and never looked back.
We caught up with Kierstin to find out how she found the whole experience.
Here’s how that conversation went.
Ashley Benish first developed an interest in accounting while working in customer service at a bank.
She really enjoyed working with numbers, solving problems, and helping clients with their banking needs.
When she became a mom, she stepped away from the work world for a few years to focus on raising her children. But she always intended to get back into the accounting field.
And when her kids got a little older and the time was right to upgrade her skills, Ashley chose the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at Herzing College.
We spoke with her recently to see how she found the whole experience.
Here’s her story.
Updated December 2022
There are plenty of reasons to get an accounting diploma rather than a degree.
A diploma takes less time and money, and it emphasizes practical skills over abstract theory. It’s all about helping you prepare for the real world of work.
But here’s the big question: What career options will you have after graduation?
The truth is that an accounting diploma can qualify you for a number of jobs that come with decent incomes and are expanding rapidly across Canada.
In this post, we explain what’s covered in an accounting diploma program and give details on three of the top career options for new grads: accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable clerk, and payroll administrator.
Find out what to expect in training and explore the post-grad possibilities.