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Austin is more than plaid-and-denim-loving hipsters, taco trucks and late-night live music. Besides the Texas state capitol building, Austin is also home to Southern Careers Institute’s corporate headquarters and campus–both located in South Austin.

With the city expanding and growing in leaps and bounds, it can be hard to keep up with what’s happening. Thankfully we leaned on our very own SCI Austin staff members, aka SCI Austin Map & South Austin city guide experts to give us their top picks for getting down and around South Austin.

Top industries to work in South Austin

According to the Texas Comptroller, the top industries for the Capital region (which includes Bastrop, Blanco and Travis counties) include

  • Software publishers
  • Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
  • State government

… among others!

Top spot for cheap eats in South Austin

“You can’t get much more Austin than the ‘OG’ Chuy’s!”
Tye Fussell, Creative Director

Other spots to chow down in South Austin

“Juicy, delicious brisket tacos on homemade flour tortillas.”

Go on Mondays for the Sicilian deep dish slices of cheese and pepperoni!


Top spot to shop in South Austin

Gourmet groceries and home goods — aka, fancy H-E-B

Top spot to take kids in South Austin

The largest laser tag arena in Texas!

Top spot to sweat in South Austin

No excuse to not workout after class–it’s right next to SCI Austin!

Top spot for coffee in South Austin

Not only lattes, but food trucks and live music in the evenings makes this South Austin hotspot SCI staff and student approved!

Want to hit up more South Austin city spots?

Check out our SCI Austin Map & South Austin City Guide on Google Maps!

Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

What SCI Students Are Saying

"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with Southern Careers Institute, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX. SCI is the place to be guys! Don't wait any longer, sign up!”


Enrique H.

"I recently achieved my dream of becoming a CDL driver, passing my CDL exams at our local DMV in Edinburg. Mr. Gonzalez was such a great instructor, even though it was raining I passed with flying colors!”


Juan L.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator

“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.

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