News & Information about Healthcare Training from ABES

Healthcare and veterinary assistance are exciting and rewarding fields of study and can lead to a lifetime career. Learn more about the benefits of studying at ABES 2000 and learn about new trends and information in the industry by reading our blog. Be sure to check back often for updates.

  • Are health care careers recession-proof?
    Are health care careers recession-proof?

    If you’re considering registering for our health care aide course or one of our other medical career programs, you may be questioning what lies ahead should you pursue this path. Though the vast majority of our graduates get placed in positions at Calgary clinics and hospitals immediately following their studies, you may wonder how medical careers hold up when there’s a recession. Are health care jobs recession-proof? Will attending our school guarantee you employment in all economic conditions? While no industry is entirely immune to downturns in the economy, health care jobs are among the most protected when times are tough. Here’s why.

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    Enjoy Helping People? Consider These Great Careers!

    Are you the type of person that’s great with people and feels best when helping others? If so, pursuing a career in the healthcare field may lead to a fulfilling livelihood that lends you a sense of pride and purpose. Here are a few different professions for you to consider.

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  • hands-on learning at ABES College in Calgary, Alberta
    Top 5 Key Benefits of Learning in a Hands-On Environment

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin knew what modern science now substantiates: we learn best from direct experiences that involve both mind and body. Hands-on learning is beneficial for all students, but is essential for kinaesthetic learners and can also be very useful for those who don’t have English as a first language.

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  • search for a healthcare career in Calgary
    Are You in Search of a Healthcare Career in Calgary?

    Health care is a rewarding and exciting industry. It’s also one of the largest, fastest growing trades to work in today.

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  • be a medical laboratory assistant
    What Does a Medical Laboratory Assistant Do?

    If you enjoy working with the public and have excellent analytical skills, consider a career as a medical lab assistant in Edmonton.

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    How to Become a Health Care Aide in Calgary Alberta

    Are you a people person? Do you love helping others?

    If you answered “yes,” then a career as a health care aide may be right for you. With our aging population, there is more demand than ever on the health care system in Calgary.

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  • Tuition, Loans and Obligations: Financial Tips for Adult Students

    Are you going back to school? Are you considering continuing education in Calgary? As an adult student, there is a lot for you to consider.

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  • For a Successful & Rewarding Career, Become a Medical Reprocessing Technician

    Do you ever wish you could just start over? They say that if you pick a career you love, you will never work a day in your life. Continuing education programs in Calgary can help you get there. Among these programs is the medical device reprocessing technician program in Calgary, a program to help you get on track to a life you will love with a career in the medical field.

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  • Obtaining a College Education with a Family in Calgary

    Worried You Can’t Handle College and a Family?

    Getting a college education is a game changer, both for your family and for your career. But is it possible to do it all—to fit in laundry, dinner, bath time and coursework?

    The good news is that many students at ABES and other healthcare schools in Calgary have done it, and with great success. Here are some of the supportive tips they have to share.

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  • What a Certificate from ABES Can Do for You

    The pathway to a successful career begins at ABES. ABES is a licensed, private vocational school in Calgary that specializes in health care and animal care education. As a cost-effective and much shorter alternative to medical school, we emphasize hands-on, rapid-paced programs that will help you find successful employment. In addition to finding gainful employment, training from ABES gives you:

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  • Benefits of Having Small Class Sizes

    In a large classroom setting, it’s easy to feel like a faceless number. With small classes, however, you become an individual with a name, a unique personality, and specific needs.

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  • Why a Career Change Will Make You Happier


    Everyone wants it, but few find it. Many factors influence the presence or absence of happiness. Chief amongst these factors is employment. How do you feel about your job? When you don’t like what you do day in and day out, it’s hard to be happy.

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  • How to get the Most out of Your College Education

    Congratulations on making the choice to attend Alberta Business & Education Services (ABES)! The experience you gain here, along with the certification we offer, will prepare you for a rewarding job in your field.

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  • Discover the Secret to Job Satisfaction & Career Growth

    There are too many people in this world who aren’t happy in their work. We feel we aren't reaching our potential, we feel an emptiness about what we do and we have no idea how our bosses ended up in charge.

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  • How to Nail that First Interview after Trade School

    That first interview after graduation can be one of the most terrifying things you’ll ever experience, but it doesn’t have to be.

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  • Choose the Right Vocational School for You

    You choose a vocational school to get ahead in your career. But how do you know if your hard-earned money is really giving you the leg up you need?

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  • How to Attend College without Breaking the Bank

    A college education is one of the largest and most important expenses you will ever have. Many people go thousands of dollars into debt to finish their degree, and those people often spend a decade or two paying that debt back. This doesn’t have to happen to you. If you plan for your college or trade school finances beforehand, you will have far less debt, if you have any debt at all.

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  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Zookeeper in Calgary?

    We offer a hands-on training program for this hands-on career. Zoo keeping is an exciting profession because you get to work with animals, you work mainly outside and with your hands, and you get to be immersed in the exciting world of scientific discovery.

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    Surviving the Classroom when You’d Rather Be Enjoying the Sunshine

    After a long, cold winter has kept you inside like a prisoner for months, the warm embrace of the springtime sunshine can seem as heroic as Superman rescuing a baby from a burning building. When faced with the decision to enjoy some fun in the sun or to study for finals, responsibility often gets packed away with the rest of the winter gear.

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  • studying homework
    From Student to Scholar

    Technically, everyone enrolled in a class is a student. But how many students are actually scholars? How many put their heart and soul into their studies and get maximum return? Here are some key characteristics that separate stellar scholars from simple students.

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  • If You Go to Vocational School, You're on the Fast Track to a Job

    Many vocational and post-secondary schools have an employment rate around ninety percent—great news for recent graduates and those looking for a program that’ll land them a job. But which programs contribute to that percentage? And which programs have the best employment rate? This page has the answers.

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  • Is a Medical Lab Assistant Career Right for Me?

    Opportunities for positive and meaningful work abound in the field of medicine. However, you don’t have to be a doctor to be involved in the field. One possible job, which at most only requires an associate’s degree, is that of a Medical Lab Assistant. If you are interested in a career in medicine or science, a Medical Lab Assistant position may be right for you.

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  • Hands-On Training versus Lecture Learning

    Why Hands-On Training Is Vastly Better

    Have you ever sat through a college lecture where you stared blankly at the teacher while he or she droned on and on? Although you tried to pay attention, most of what was said left your brain as soon as you stepped out of the classroom.

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Aquariums

    If you want to work at one of Canada's many aquariums, you likely have a lively interest in marine life. However, beyond your love of sea creatures, do you know much about aquariums in Canada? Where can you work after completing your trade school education? How do aquariums contribute to wildlife preservation? And, most importantly, will your work at an aquarium really help ocean animals, large and small?

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  • How to Go Back to School as an Adult

    When you’ve tapped out your current career path and need a change, school seems like a logical solution. Whether you never finished your studies or want to study something new, furthering your education can open up all kinds of new opportunities for you.

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  • 10 Ways to be Self-Motivated while You Study

    No matter what post-secondary program you take, you'll have trouble studying every once in a while. Your tiredness, distraction, or personal obligations will get in the way before a test or an assignment, so you'll neglect to study. Then, when your grades come back, you’ll mentally berate yourself for your negligence.

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  • Balance Your Educational & Parental Responsibilities with These 10 Tips

    Whether you’re a working single mom trying to get ahead or a stay-at-home parent hoping to supplement your spouse’s income, there’s no denying that the life of a student parent comes with a unique set of challenges. Because both coursework and parenting take up significant time at home, you may struggle to find satisfactory balance.

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  • What is a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician?

    Do you pay attention to details? Do you want to work in the medical field? Apply to the medical device reprocessing technician program in Calgary today!

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