Tiana’s Review – Medix London

Tiana Medix London

Tiana is a past student at Medix College where she took the Community Service Worker at the London Campus. In her video testimonial she shares her reasons for selecting Medix College as well as what her experience of studying at the London campus.

What exactly is the CSW program and what can students expect from it? Well Len from Medix gives a brief introduction to the program and what is involved:

“A CSW is a community service worker. A community service worker is someone that uses their knowledge, skills, and ability to assist individuals in overcoming social problems.”

“So the program here at Medix College is a pretty good program in that it, it’s very intensive, 5 hours a day, for 5 modules, 35 weeks of class in total at 5 hours a day, plus a placement, which allows a student to work essentially in a workplace setting in a social service, non-profit agency, to acquire more of a foundation in terms of what it’s like to helping people overcome social problems.”

“Our students typically get hired at agencies throughout the London, Middlesex County areas, Elgin County, in agencies that provide assistance to individuals who are experiencing problems with substance abuse, mental illness, problems associated with poverty, homelessness, etc.”

“We have quite a good hiring rate, in terms of, once our students excel on their placements it’s not uncommon for our placement partners to actually provide jobs for those CSW’s upon completion of their placements.”

Video Transcript: I chose Medix College because of the small classroom sizes. I liked best about the classes the fact that I was going to be helping people in the end, and I really enjoyed my instructor. My instructor brought knowledge as well as life experience to the classroom.

Medix College gave me a sense of accomplishment in my life, as well as demonstrating that to my children.

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Julie’s Review – Medix London

Julie Medix London

Julie is a graduate of the Medical Lab Assistant / Technician program at the Medix London Campus. On the following video testimonial below she talks about why she selected Medix and experience as a student there.

Medical Lab Assistant/Technician (MLAT) is focused on training students in a large variety of medical procedures and laboratory techniques all done under the direct supervision of a Registered Medical Technologist and other health care professionals.

After qualification the graduate may choose to write a third party exam and if she is successful, she will become a Certified Lab Assistant. The exams are done through the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists as well as the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Although this exam is optional and at your expense; Medix College encourages students to take this it so they can attain a professional designation and be certified.

Students who acquire the Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Diploma have the necessary skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of medical procedures and laboratory techniques under the direct supervision of a Physician, Registered Medical Technologist or other healthcare professional

You can learn more about Medix College and other programs in the healthcare industry by calling 1.800.962.7685 or by visiting http://www.medixcollege.ca

Video Transcript:
Medix prepared me for my field by giving me the hands-on training. I got lots of lab experience. Working on other students, it wasn’t all just theory; there was a lot of hands on.

I had a very knowledgeable instructor who worked with everybody and was always there to help. Mornings, evenings, weekends, and then with a great placement that gave me all my hands on training, exactly what I was studying for.

It was easy to find work after graduation; I was placed at a really good placement where I got lots of hands on skills and knowledge which helped me on my resume to get a job right away.

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Caitlin’s Review – Medix London

Caitlin Medix London

Caitlin’s is a recent graduate of Medix College who studied at the Medix London Campus. She took the Massage Therapy program and in this review video she goes into her experience at Medix, why she selected the college and what she gained there.

The Massage Therapy Program covers such tasks as such tasks as assessing clients by conducting range of motion and muscles tests, proposing treatment plans and administering massage techniques.

This is approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and when a student has successfully completed the training they are eligible to sit for licensing exams. Once licensed you can then use the titles; “Massage Therapist” or “Registered Massage Therapist

The program runs for 88 weeks and uses a modular approach where students are taught anatomy, physiology and pathology; this gives them the theoretical background of normal structure and function as well as dysfunction. Then the practical part of the program supports assessment and treatment of the various pathologies.

To learn more about the Massage Therapy Program click the links above or call 1.866.962.7685

Video Transcript:
Medix prepared me for a career in massage therapy by giving me the opportunity for hands on training. We have a public clinic twice a week where we can [get the] experience and confidence we need to work with the public as clients with rehabilitation needs.

Medix gave me the advantage over other schools that teach massage therapy in regards to the balance of theory and hands on training. They also provide an extensive remedial exercise course for stretch and strengthening, which I know other schools don’t provide.

The biggest thing is the class time hours. Providing morning and evening classes of five hours a day just worked really well with my home life and school life schedule.

Finding employment after graduation was easy; the transition between school and employment was seamless with all the training and confidence I received from Medix

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Kayla’s Review – Medix London

Kayla Medix London

Kayla is a past student at Medix College who studied to be a Community Service Worker at the Medix London Campus. In this review you will hear her reasons for choosing Medix College as well as what her experience of studying at the London campus.

The Community Service Worker program is for individuals looking for an exciting career in the community service field. The program involves a lot deal of small group work, practice interviews, and exercises in self-awareness.

The program helps students gain the knowledge and experience to prepare them for work with clients from a range of age groups, with a variety of social and emotional issues. Being a Community Service Worker is a rewarding career if you enjoy interacting and helping people within your local community.

You can work as an addictions support worker, community service worker, shelter support worker or a group home support worker in a variety of community facilities and settings.

Based on a study by Service Canada the job outlook for this industry is good and the growth is due to a large increase in social services needs and the fact that a growing proportion of those needs will be handled by community organizations.

Video Transcript:
I wanted to have a career in the medical field, and the campus was quite close to home, and that had a good course load to it.

I enjoyed the teacher; he was really good at what he does. The content of the class was good. It was a lot of content, but it was easy to understand and delivered in a manner that made the class work.

He was knowledgeable; he had worked in the field and was able to put the course content into real life practice. My family was really happy I chose Medix. I’ve had family go to Medix who enjoyed it as well.

Medix means a new beginning, being able to start over again.”

Kayla’s Review – Medix London was originally seen on www.medixcollegereviews.com

5 Canadian Healthcare Jobs You Might Not Have Considered

Healthcare Careers Canada

One of the most resilient industries in Canada is the healthcare industry. This is largely because Canada like most developed countries has a large aging population and as they grow older they will require most help. In an article the Macleans publication went even further to suggest that the healthcare industry may be immune to unemployment.

They give a fascinating account of a woman who quickly switched careers when she found herself suddenly unemployed:

As an ecological field researcher with British Columbia’s Ministry of Forests, Sonya Powell had a dependable, though segmented, career. Seasonal contracts put her in the woods each summer, surveying tree life for $20 to $25 an hour; in the winters, she taught geography classes at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Gaps between jobs were her vacation time, she chuckles.

That was before the global economic downturn led to the collapse of the forestry sector. In the summer of 2009, Powell couldn’t find her usual contracts. Remembering the health problems of the isolated communities she had passed through in the summers, she enrolled in an accelerated 20-month nursing program at UBC designed for students in their second careers. It paid off: She landed not one, but two nursing jobs when she graduated.

I started almost the next day,” says the 36-year-old, who now works full-time at one of them, the safe-injection centre Insite, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. There, she does immunizations, screens patients and is mentoring a nursing student. “I really love my job,” she says. It also happens to pay around $31 an hour—far more than she earned in forestry.

As Canada’s resource jobs recover from the slowdown, health care appears to be one of the rare recession-proof industries where employment is virtually guaranteed for new grads.

Over the past two years, health care has been among the biggest drivers of job growth. Jobs in the health care and social assistance sectors were up seven per cent (representing 93,000 new positions). That pace will only quicken as Canada’s population ages. Nurses, support staff and therapists are all expected to be in demand.

You can read the full article here: Healthcare Industry Immune

So, what type of careers can you pursue, if you decided to switch careers or if you find yourself suddenly unemployed? Below are 5 healthcare jobs that you might not have thought of before that may provide immunity to future unemployment.

  1. Crisis Counsellors

Average Starting Salary: $43,429

Crisis counsellors work in a specialized field within mental health counselling. They are responsible for short-term mental healthcare, offering patient assessments and counselling following a traumatic or emotionally intensive experience.

Counsellors must be registered with a provincially-recognized regulatory body in clinical psychology or clinical social work, typically following a Bachelor’s or diploma in a related field.

  1. Medical Technologist

Average Starting Salary: $48,000

Medical Technologists examine and analyze body fluids. Some of their tasks may include matching blood for transfusions, drug tests, and identifying abnormalities in blood and bodily fluids. Medical Technologists are usually required to have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Related to Medical technologists are medical assistants. Medical assistant work in a variety of capacities helping Medical technologist with their tasks. Similar position exist also in Pharmacies where Pharmacy assistants help both Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technologist in their day to day activities.

Here is a short video from Peter to recently graduated as a Pharmacy Assistant from Medix College in Toronto.

Now for the remaining 3 healthcare jobs you might want to consider:

  1. EMT/Paramedic

Average Starting Salary: $41,000

Emergency Medical Technicians, or Paramedics, are medical professionals trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries, and accidents. In Canada, training/education requirements vary province-to-province. Some are as short as six months (BC), and others can be as extensive as 2 to 4 years (Ontario/Alberta).

  1. Dental Hygienist

Average Starting Salary: $56,000

Dental hygienists can work independently, but they typically work alongside dentists. They remove hard/soft deposits on teeth, and educate patients on oral health care, with particular focus on prevention and treatment of oral disease.

Dental hygienists in Canada must have completed a diploma program (1-3 years) and must be certified by the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB).

  1. Massage Therapist

Average Starting Salary: $42,000

Massage therapists are typically either self-employed or employed by massage therapy/chiropractic clinics. They assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions via massage technique.

In Canada, only four provinces regulate the profession (Ontario, BC, Newfoundland and New Brunswick). In Ontario, the College of Massage Therapists in Ontario (CMTO) sets a level of 2,200 practise hours.

You can read the full article here: 15 Healthcare Jobs To Consider

Being unemployed is one of the most stressful experience a person can ever have. If you are looking for a new, secure and promising career, then consider the healthcare industry. For the near foreseeable future the Canadian healthcare industry will provide job security.

Ashley W’s Review – Medix London

Ashley Medix London

Ashley W. is a past Medix College student who studied to be a Community Service Worker at the London Campus. In this review she shares her reasons for selecting Medix College as well as what she gained from attending Medix College.

The Community Service Worker program is for individuals looking for a rewarding career in the community service field. The program involves a great deal of small group work, practice interviews, and exercises in self-awareness.

The program helps students gain the knowledge and experience to prepare them for work with clients from a range of age groups, with a variety of social and emotional issues.

Video Transcript:
“My family and friends were really supportive about me attending Medix. They were excited I had taken that step to go back to school, and every step of the way they were there behind me, cheering me on as my own personal cheerleaders.

I was struggling day to day in a job that I hated. Went online, applied to Medix, and within two weeks I was sitting in class.

Any questions you had, the teachers were super approachable and everyone kind of worked together to get things done, to learn things, to move forward as a group. Everyone was there to push each other to do the best they could.

The thing I liked best about my instructors was that they were super approachable, and they were actual humans. They admitted their flaws, they had real life experience that they could share with us, and they made you really excited to get out into the field.

It was super easy to make friends on campus. Everyone was super approachable in the class. Community support workers in general are very approachable people, so sitting in there, within 15 minutes you made a new friend.

Medix means to me that I now have a future. I have a career that I love, got the experience to get the career that I love, and I’ve made some really amazing friends along the way.”

Ashley W’s Review – Medix London was originally seen on http://www.medixcollegereviews.com

Christina’s Review – Medix Toronto

Christina Medix Toronto

Christina studied the Medical Lab Assistant / Technician program at the Medix Toronto Campus and in this video below she shares have review and experience as a student at Medix College.

Medical Lab Assistant/Technician (MLAT) trains students in a variety of medical procedures and laboratory techniques under the direct supervision of a Registered Medical Technologist or other health care professionals.

Once you qualify and after writing a third party examination you can become a Certified Lab Assistant designation through the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists as well as the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). This exam is optional and at your expense but Medix College encourages students to take this exam and attain professional certification.

Students who acquire the Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Diploma have the necessary skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of medical procedures and laboratory techniques under the direct supervision of a Physician, Registered Medical Technologist or other healthcare professional

Video Transcript:
“I chose Medix [College] because when I was looking for a school, I wanted someone who not only made promises, but actions. Who could make me feel like it wasn’t too late for a fresh start, and who wouldn’t make me feel alone.

When I heard of Medix College and the influences they had on their graduates, I knew then that my journey had begun. What I love about the campus is the people. Diversity brought us all together and united us together as one.

What I like at this school are the front line people. They’re so accommodating and make life so easy for us. All other concerns are taken care of [by them]. Which is all I want.

Medix, for me, is the start of a new me. It’s the hope to hold on, and the partner that will soar with me into the world of healthcare.”

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