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News & Information about the latest in 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 and learn about new trends and information in the industry by reading our blog. Be sure to check back often for updates.

  • 25/01/2018
    How virtual reality is transforming medical training

    In today’s rapidly changing healthcare system, med students require advanced skills training to practice medicine and serve their patients well. New innovations are increasingly being introduced into hospitals, clinics and other types of healthcare centres across the nation. Virtual reality (VR) is an example of an emerging technology that has the potential to revolutionize medical school training programs in Calgary and the rest of Canada.

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  • 18/01/2018
    Common Concerns: “Am I Too Old To Go Back to School?”

    There are many different reasons to want to go back to school. Maybe you want extra training to move forward more quickly in your chosen career path. On the other hand, you may be in a career that you don’t necessarily feel passionate about and want to pursue something you’ve always wanted to do.However, many people who aren’t “traditional students" can feel hesitant to return, fearing they may not fit in socially or may have forgotten how to be a student at all.

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  • 15/01/2018
    Stress Management: Coping with Compassion Fatigue

    There are few professions that cause more stress than those in the field of medicine. For the average person, juggling erratic work schedules, large patient loads and overwhelming psychological pressure, can make it difficult to find a moment to relax and keep yourself composed. So what can you do to help manage your stress and stay focused on the job?

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  • 11/01/2018
    3 Foolproof ways to finance post-secondary studies

    Does the thought of paying for your children’s continuing education make you break out into a cold sweat?https://studentaid.alberta.ca/

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  • 08/01/2018
    How Gamification has affected the Healthcare Industry

    Gamification has taken the healthcare industry by storm! It has transformed the tedious rehabilitation process and the act of maintaining a healthy lifestyle into fun and effective activities. Don’t be surprised to see gamification on the syllabus of Calgary medical and healthcare schools in the near future!

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  • 05/01/2018
    How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

    Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s more commonly known, is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. As 3D printing in the healthcare industry reaches its full potential in the coming years, we will witness truly mind-boggling applications.

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  • 19/09/2017
    The Importance of Sterile Equipment and Supplies: Learn to be a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician at ABES medical school in Calgary

    Medical device reprocessing (MDR) technicians perform an indispensable service in all medical establishments that carry out surgical or other medical procedures. MDR is the foundation upon which the entire chain of medical procedures rests; without impeccably clean and sterile equipment, everything grinds to a halt!

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  • 19/09/2017
    10 Tips to Help You Prep for Exams

    Choosing continuing education in Calgary is a fantastic way to improve your future job prospects. Come exam time, however, you can really start to feel the pressure.

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  • 12/04/2017
    How to Manage Stress During Post-Secondary School in Calgary

    Stress can have many causes, including anxiety over grades, peer pressure, finances, living up to expectations, juggling jobs, family and studies, or a combination of all of these. A bit of stress is manageable, but too much of it can lead to serious health issues and compromise your chance of success!

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  • 06/04/2017
    Five No-Nonsense Tips From The Pros to Help You Find Your Dream Job after You Graduate from Medical School in Calgary

    Landing your first job after you graduate from a Calgary medical school can be a challenge! Experts agree; to secure those elusive job interviews you have to work hard and you have to work smart.

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  • 14/03/2017
    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. 

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  • 27/10/2016
    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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  • 26/10/2016
    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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  • 25/10/2016
    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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  • 24/10/2016
    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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  • 23/10/2016
    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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  • 22/10/2016
    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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  • 21/10/2016
    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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  • 20/10/2016
    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?

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  • 19/10/2016
    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 education.

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  • 18/10/2016
    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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  • 17/10/2016
    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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  • 16/10/2016
    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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  • 15/10/2016
    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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  • 14/10/2016
    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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  • 13/10/2016
    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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  • 12/10/2016
    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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  • 10/10/2016
    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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  • 09/10/2016
    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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  • 08/10/2016
    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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  • 07/10/2016
    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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  • 06/10/2016
    Hands-On Training versus Lecture Learning

    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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  • 05/10/2016
    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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  • 04/10/2016
    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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  • 03/10/2016
    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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  • 02/10/2016
    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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  • 01/10/2016
    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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