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How to Become a Medical Lab Assistant: 5 Simple Steps

Nov 15, 2021 9:36:16 AM

Updated January 2023

If you want a healthcare career that involves challenging, highly detailed work but doesn’t require years of training, you’re smart to be looking into becoming a medical lab assistant.

This job is all about collecting samples and running routine tests to help doctors diagnose illness and make decisions about patient care. It’s important work that requires great precision and accuracy.

And now is an excellent time to become a medical lab assistant in Manitoba. The province is expected to have a big shortage of these professionals over the next few years.

So what does it take to land one of those roles? How do you actually become a medical lab assistant?

Here are five simple steps you need to follow.

Network Security for Beginners: What It Is, Job Outlooks

Nov 12, 2021 9:16:23 AM

Updated July 2023

Network security is all about safeguarding computer networks against breaches and threats. The idea is to keep unauthorized users from wreaking havoc on a business’s networks and the devices linked to them.

That’s a critically important function in today’s world. A secure network is fundamental to the operation of most modern organizations, including banks, insurance companies, retailers, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and government agencies.

But before you can decide whether to pursue a career in network security, you need some more details about the field.

In this post, we explain what network security encompasses, how it’s in demand, what salaries are like, and how beginners can get started. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Choose a Good Cybersecurity Diploma for Beginners: 6 Tips

Nov 1, 2021 12:44:37 PM

Updated May 2023

Few fields are as hot as cybersecurity.

The massive shift to remote work and online services during the pandemic generated huge demand for IT security experts. The Government of Canada Job Bank forecasts good-to-very-good employment prospects for cybersecurity specialists in every single province over the next few years.

And these are high-paying roles, with a median salary of more than $87K.

So you're smart to be thinking about getting into this field. But if you're completely new to IT, it can be challenging to choose the ideal training program (especially if you want to avoid a four-year university degree).  What course should you choose?

In this post, we outline the top traits of a quality cybersecurity diploma. A diploma is a good alternative for people seeking comprehensive training that is much shorter than a degree.

Here's what to look for in a good cybersecurity diploma for beginners.

Meet Sam and Joseph: Herzing Cup Winners & Future Broadcasting Pros

Oct 28, 2021 12:07:01 PM

Herzing Cup winner Sam Brownell (center) with Career Development Director Caroline Glowatski (left) and Director of Educational Funding Michelle Moncado (right)

Each year, Herzing College hosts a competition among its campuses for the best student presentation.

The national winner gets flown to the College’s annual meeting to share his or her story and receive the Herzing Cup.

How to Become a Legal Assistant in Winnipeg: Your First 5 Steps

Oct 8, 2021 11:38:02 AM

Updated January 2023

If you’re leaning toward a legal career but aren’t interested in spending years in university and law school, a legal assistant role could be ideal.

Legal assistants provide indispensable support within law firms and legal departments. They take care of a wide range of tasks that keep the office running smoothly, from maintaining client files and scheduling meetings to conducting research and preparing legal documents.

So what does it take to launch a career in this field? How do you become a legal assistant in Winnipeg?

Keep reading to learn about five simple steps that can help you get started.

6 Most In-Demand Business Careers in Canada (Entry-Level)

Oct 6, 2021 2:45:44 PM

Updated November 2022

If you’re interested in working in business, you’re definitely not alone. Business-related programs are consistently among the most popular choices for students.

Much of the appeal stems from the wide variety of fast-growing, in-demand jobs—even for those just starting out.

Weighing your options for business careers? Wondering which entry-level roles are in high demand across Canada?

We’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re focusing on six entry-level business jobs that are trending up right now across the country.

Keep reading for details on what each role involves and what it takes to get started.

How Hard is it to Start a Programmer Career? Pros Share Advice

Oct 4, 2021 12:27:35 PM

Updated July 2023

Interested in becoming a programmer? Concerned that it might be too difficult to break into the field?

The good news is that you can complete programming training in a fairly short time and be ready to join the workforce.

But if you want to land great jobs and move up in the programming field, you will need a specific set of skills and characteristics. You’ll also need to know how to handle a few challenges programmers typically face when trying to move their careers forward.

We studied industry data and spoke with some programming pros to get a sense of just how hard it is to get started in the field.

Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Cybersecurity? Quick Guide for New Students

Oct 1, 2021 10:28:54 AM

Updated May 2023

Cybersecurity focuses on protecting information systems and electronic devices against malicious digital attacks.

If you’ve ever had your email or social media accounts hacked, you’ve seen what happens when cybersecurity measures fall short.

And attacks on major companies are constantly in the news. Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Uber are just a few of the big names that have had their systems compromised in recent years.

So you’re probably aware that cybersecurity is a hot field. But before you make it the focus of your career, you need some more information.

In this post, we explain exactly what the cybersecurity field involves, what job options it offers, and how you can get started in the industry.

Here are the facts you need.

What Does an Executive Assistant Do? (And How to Become One)

Sep 28, 2021 10:41:12 AM

Updated May 2023

Like the idea of managing schedules, solving problems, and being an indispensable aide to the boss? A career as an executive assistant could be perfect for you.

Executive assistants provide specialized, high-level administrative support to senior personnel. They coordinate executives’ calendars and make sure their bosses have the information and materials they need to do their jobs effectively.

But what does that really mean? What does an executive assistant actually do, and what does it take to thrive in this role?

In this post, we take you through an executive assistant’s typical responsibilities as well as the skills and training required to get started in this career.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Top 10 Safety Officer Qualifications & Skills Employers Want

Sep 27, 2021 10:20:09 AM

Updated February 2023

When someone gets hurt at work, the consequences can be serious and wide-ranging.

The injured person can lose income and benefits. The organization loses an experienced worker and could face production slowdowns, fines, or higher insurance premiums. Company morale and reputation can also take a hit.

That’s why safety officers are so important. Their job is to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses by identifying risks, enforcing safety legislation, and making sure everyone follows the right procedures.

Thinking about becoming a safety officer? Wondering what it takes to get hired?

We spoke with industry experts and examined dozens of actual job postings to find out what safety officer skills employers are looking for.

Here’s what you need to get your career started.

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