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What Does an Automotive Service Technician Do?

With over 250 million cars on American roads today, an Automotive Service Technician is becoming higher in demand. Those trained to perform service and maintenance on vehicles also earn a very nice salary. Formerly referred to simply as mechanics, today’s Automotive Service Technicians are highly skilled and enjoy incredible job security.    It’s no surprise, therefore, […]

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What Does the Post 9/11 GI Bill Pay For?

Since the end of World War II, the GI Bill has paid for millions of veterans to get further schooling or vocational training. After the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Bill was revised to better assist modern military personnel who hold an honorable discharge from the armed services. Today, the Post 9/11 GI Bill […]

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What Is a Business Accounting Specialist Salary?

If you’re interested in working in a field that makes a difference and can earn you a decent salary, then an accounting specialist position might fit the bill. The image of a dowdy accountant pouring over the books is a thing of the past. Today, an accounting specialist uses cutting-edge technology to perform daily tasks.  […]

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What is a Medical Office Assistant Salary?

If you’re thinking about a new career in healthcare, you might be wondering, “How much is a medical office assistant salary?” Well, SimplyHired reports that nationwide, the average medical office assistant’s salary is $28,151. Working as a medical office assistant is the perfect position for someone who wants to work in the healthcare field, but […]

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What is a Commercial Driver’s License?

A Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL, is a specialized driver’s license that allows individuals to drive designated commercial vehicles on roadways. In Texas, commercial drivers must complete appropriate training and testing in order to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). To comply with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act and ensure improved highway safety, CMV operators […]

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What Does an Executive Administrative Assistant Do?

An Executive Administrative Assistant is a key player in the organization of the executive suite of an organization. As the name implies, the executive assistant assists one or more members of the executive team with a wide range of duties, to maximize productivity and ensure that the organization runs smoothly. Like an administrative assistant, an […]

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What Is a CNA And What Do They Do?

A CNA, or certified nursing assistant, helps those with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or who are simply those getting on in their years. The CNA helps individuals with their daily routine. This can include taking walks, helping with personal hygiene, and guidance on proper nutrition. The CNA assures a patient receives proper care. What is a […]

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What Does An Administrative Assistant Do?

One of the most common but essential positions found in all industries is the administrative assistant.  According to, the administrative assistant definition is a person who aids an executive or corporate department. Individuals in this job role coordinate office procedure and services such as maintenance, supervision, and workflow. Coordination of workflow includes overseeing programs, […]

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What Is a Help Desk Technician?

A help desk technician, also sometimes called a computer support specialist, a desktop support technician or a help desk analyst, is a trained IT professional. These positions are essential to today’s workforce.  Throughout the course of a business day, many computer users run into technical and non-technical difficulties. They rely on the services of computer […]

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Southern Careers Institute Annual Holiday Tree Giveaway

Southern Careers Institute Delivers Holiday Cheer to Texas Families with its Annual Holiday Tree Giveaway This holiday season, Southern Careers Institute, a vocational and trade school in Texas will once again support local families with its annual Holiday Tree Giveaway. This event is the result of a collective effort among Southern Careers Institute’s students, faculty, […]

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Guide to Becoming an HVAC Technician in Texas

How to Become an HVAC Technician in Texas Thanks to high demand and a promising career outlook, many Texans are considering a career in the HVAC industry, and it’s no surprise why. A quick Google search for HVAC tech jobs in Texas will result in thousands of opportunities for anyone willing to complete HVAC technician […]

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4 Reasons HVAC Technicians are in High Demand

High Demand Jobs in Texas: HVAC Technicians If you’re tired of your current job, looking for more job opportunities, or interested in finding a career that offers more job security, look to industries that have positive career outlooks. One of the most in-demand roles you can find is an HVAC technician. Demand for HVAC techs […]

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3 Careers that Won’t be Replaced by Computers

What future proof careers won’t be replaced by computers? Technology can be beneficial in many ways, but it can also have its downsides. Social media can be a waste of time, and technology can also replace many jobs that are currently being done by people who rely on a paycheck for their hard work.  3 […]

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5 Essential Skills of a Medical Assistant

What does a medical assistant do? Medical assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, including physician’s offices, hospitals, urgent care clinics, and more. They play a vital role in any medical office or hospital by assisting physicians with administrative tasks and taking patient vital signs, and they also communicate with patients regularly regarding their […]

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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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