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One of the best ways to prepare yourself for the job market is to acquire the appropriate day-1 ready skills. There are several ways to acquire the skills at an affordable cost and in the shortest time possible.

Should You Acquire Day-1 Ready Skills? How?

Fancy going into a new career? It’s much easier to get a job when you have the most in-demand skills in the industry you want to join. This is because these skills enable you to start working immediately after being hired. Having them on your resume greatly impresses the hiring managers and could give you […]

By Heather Zielinski

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What Options are Available When Paying for Trade School?

Investing in education is one of the things you can rarely regret. This is because it can have indefinite returns throughout your lifetime. It could also lay the foundation for your success in a particular field, as most employers require certain formal qualifications. Are you prepared to take the next step? If you’re considering career-focused […]

By Heather Zielinski

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LinkedIn tips to set you apart & how the platform can benefit those searching for jobs in allied health and trade fields.

LinkedIn Tips When You’re Looking for a Job

For job seekers, having a LinkedIn profile is critical. Often when a hiring manager or HR representative is evaluating a candidate, the second place they look (after the resume) is their LinkedIn profile. But, is this true for all types of positions, including positions in allied health or trade-based positions? The answer: Yes! Our career […]

By Heather Zielinski

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These medical billing and coding certifications give you the leg up when looking for a job in the field.

Become More Marketable With These Medical Billing and Coding Certifications

Having a career in medical billing and coding gives you job security and flexibility. Healthcare is a necessity for maintaining quality of life, and providers are everywhere. Some positions may even allow you to work remotely. As a medical biller and coder, you are the hub between patients, insurance companies, and healthcare providers, ensuring that […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship with these tips from our Career Services Team.

Mentor-Mentee Relationships: How to Make the Most of this Relationship

One-on-one mentorship is a trend that continues to grow in popularity and works best when the mentor-mentee relationship is a compatible match. Mentor-Mentee Relationships: The Backbone of Career Success Business owners who use mentors are more likely to experience growth in their businesses than those who don’t use mentors.  Seventy percent of entrepreneurs who seek […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Demand for allied health jobs in San Antonio is growing—Medical Assistant jobs are expected to skyrocket 20% over the next decade.

The Future is Bright for Allied Health Professions in San Antonio

San Antonio is a wonderful city to experience. It consistently ranks high for tourists and locals alike for food and attractions. What these awards won’t tell you is why you should consider allied health jobs in San Antonio today. Why Work in Healthcare in San Antonio? San Antonio is a major hub for several industries, […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Pass the Texas State Cosmetology Exam. At SCI campuses in Brownsville, San Antonio, & Corpus Christi receive cutting-edge training at Southern Star Salon.

Practical Tips to Help You Pass the Texas State Cosmetology Exam

You’re ready to help your clients feel and look like the best versions of themselves. The only step you have left is to pass the Texas state cosmetology exam. Tips for Preparing for the Texas State Cosmetology Exam Study a Little Each Day Set aside time each day leading up to the exam for reviewing […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Data visualization tools provide a user-friendly way to see and understand information and be able to recognize trends, outliers, or patterns in the data.

Top Data Visualization Tools That Employers Are Looking For

Understanding a ton of numbers, facts, and random data is not always the most intuitive. With the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and the widespread use of cloud-native software, data visualization tools have become important ways to communicate better and understand large quantities of data. We all know the most common data visualization tools such […]

By Abigail Lindsey

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Kayla Jackson's SCI Student Success Story

Dreams Come True: Kayla Jackson’s SCI Student Success Story

After losing my job, moving across the country, and selling almost everything we owned, my family and I are together and happier than we’ve ever been. I don’t know where I’d be today without SCI. This is my SCI student success story. My Backstory When COVID-19 hit, I was working at a factory in Ohio. […]

By Heather Zielinski

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The community at SCI’s Corpus Christi campus celebrates the life of Jesus “Jesse” Garza III with Jesse’s Joy Day.

Southern Careers Institute Corpus Christi Celebrates Jesse’s Joy Day

Corpus Christi, TX – Everyone knows that one person who lights up any room and brings joy to everyone they meet. At Southern Careers Institute’s (SCI) Corpus Christi campus, that person was Jesus “Jesse” Garza III. After Jesse’s passing on July 16, 2020, the community wanted to celebrate his life and restore the joy he […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Woman in front of computer coding using SQL programming language.

Here’s What You Can Create with SQL Programming

If you’re hoping to become an expert in data management or data analysis, SQL should be at the top of your skill list. Not only is it a unique programming language to learn, but there are limitless creations to be made with SQL. What is SQL Programming?  SQL, which stands for Structured Query Language, is […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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One of the most common questions asked by new grads and job seekers is whether they need a certificate vs certification? Or is a license required?

Certificates, Certifications, Licenses, & SCI Badges — An Explanation

Recent high school graduates and mature career changers have something in common. New grads and job changers alike are exploring the training and education options they’ll need to kickstart their future career. One of the most common questions asked by both is whether they need a certificate vs certification vs license. And what the heck […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Become a vital member of the healthcare industry. But first, what is medical billing and coding? And how do you get started?

What is Medical Billing and Coding? And, How do I to Get Started?

Medical billing and coding have seen rapid growth in the past decade. With medical care becoming more expensive, insurance companies are looking for ways to cut costs. As a result, they have shifted responsibility for billing and coding onto hospitals and doctors’ offices. Do you need a degree to get a job in medical billing […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Tried-and-true, and a few brand new, interview tips and techniques for talking your way into a job offer.

Um, Is the Way You Speak Like, Hurting Your Chance at Getting the Job?

Especially in job interviews, it’s important to communicate with confidence and sophistication to impress your potential employer. Knowing the latest (and some tried-and-true)  interview tips and techniques provides a foundation for any future workplace interaction. How you speak during your interview communicates your hireability to the hiring manager (i.e.., your future boss), recruiter, or human […]

By Heather Zielinski

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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!”

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Enrique H.
Welding

"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!”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Valerie D.

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