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25 Reasons To Continue Your Education

According to the United States Census Bureau, 90 percent of Americans have a minimum of a high school diploma. Similarly, a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that citizens who have technical training, like electrical technicians, medical assistants and nurse aides, have the highest projection for job growth over the next 10 […]

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Can Medical Assistants Draw Blood?

Medical assistants are professionals who perform dual roles in a medical facility. They fill in and perform clinical tasks for nurses, doctors and more. When not performing specific clinical tasks, can medical assistants draw blood or handle an assortment of administrative duties? Most hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical clinics, and community health centers find that medical […]

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Can I Use My GI Bill For Cosmetology School?

Veterans and their families sacrifice a lot to serve our country, and they deserve to take full advantage of the benefits this service has afforded them. Among the countless benefits offered to veterans and family members, many often use their GI Bill for cosmetology school. Additionally, the government provides benefits for the advancement of skills […]

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How To Get A CDL In Texas

You’ve probably heard about drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), but not really understood what that means. A CDL is a category of driver’s licenses that allows you to drive a larger vehicle. A CDL in Texas falls into three classes: A, B, and C.  The different classes are separated by the vehicle’s weight […]

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What Is An Electrical Technician?

Electrical technicians are always in high demand. Being a vital part of the construction industry, their services are not only required for new construction.   The maintenance industry is constantly in need of competent skilled and licensed electrician employees to perform a variety of electrical jobs. What does an electrical technician do and what is […]

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Why is Work Ethic Important?

Work ethic is one of the driving factors in workplace productivity. There are three key reasons why work ethic is important. First, it is highly desired by employers worldwide. In fact, research shows that a good work ethic is the number one soft skill sought by employers. For this reason, many interviewers will ask you […]

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What is Lifelong Learning?

Whether you’re looking to enter a new career path or simply expand your horizons for personal reasons, most people can benefit from lifelong learning. But what exactly is lifelong learning? How does one continue their learning? What makes a lifelong learner? And what are the benefits of lifelong learning? Is it worth the time spent […]

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Can A Medical Assistant Become An Office Manager?

Yes! If your goal is to become an office manager, you will be delighted to know that educators in the medical field list office manager as the most common career advancement seen among medical assistants. Because medical assistants already have hands-on experience with doctors, patients, equipment, and office procedures, the  transition to healthcare office manager […]

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Does CNA Count As Nursing Experience?

When entering the medical profession and specifically nursing, one thing all prospective candidates look to obtain is nursing experience. This will help them in their pathway to eventually becoming a nurse after completing their training. There are very few ways for aspiring nurses to get the clinical nursing experience they’ll need for employers to want […]

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What Is A Business Manager? 

A business manager is a person who oversees the activities and employees of a company or organization. The role of a business manager is to make sure an organization functions efficiently and remains on track to achieve financial goals. Additionally, they identify opportunities for growth in new markets and ensure that employees comply with industry […]

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NCCER Certification Training Programs at SCI

What Is NCCER Certification?

Many technical fields have some form of certifications involved, such as the NCCER certification. Although it may not always be a requirement for getting a job, being certified usually makes individuals more desirable to potential employers. It also brings with it higher salaries. NCCER Certification is one such program for those seeking jobs in industries […]

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How to Improve Administrative Skills

If you are looking for the best path to improve administrative skills, you are not alone. There are over 3,700,000 administrative assistants in the United States, in addition to many people searching for a way to get their foot in the door. Whether you are interested in becoming an administrative assistant or would like to […]

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Best Careers In The Automotive Industry

If you’re a fan of automobiles, you may be able to turn your passion for the automotive industry into a source of income. There is a variety of opportunities available in the automotive industry. Entering the automotive industry isn’t just profitable. For fans of cars, it can also be fun. There are multiple careers for […]

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Types Of Auto Mechanic Certifications

Today, a mechanic is not just someone with an affinity for cars who happens to be good with a wrench. For this reason, there are many different types of auto mechanic certifications.  Modern-day Automotive Technicians are highly trained and certified in a number of areas. Depending on the types of engines worked on and specific […]

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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