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Nurse Aide Career Opportunities in Texas

There are many benefits to starting a career as a nurse aide in Texas. For one, the demand for healthcare professionals is high, and nurse aides are in high demand as well. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, employment of nurse aides is projected to grow by 23% from 2020 to 2030, which is much […]

By Justin Shook

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How to Make the Switch to a Tech Career In 2023

Research and gain a better understanding of the tech industry: Before you start looking for job openings or investing in education or training, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want to do and what opportunities are available to you. Look into different tech roles and companies to get a sense of […]

By Justin Shook

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New Beauty Trends To Try In 2023

One trend that is likely to be popular in 2023 is the use of natural and organic products. More and more people are becoming aware of the impact their beauty routine has on the environment, and are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Natural and organic products are a great way to do […]

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The Benefits of Pursuing a Trade in 2023

One of the major benefits of pursuing a trade is the opportunity for steady, reliable employment. Trades are in high demand, and as long as there are buildings, homes, and infrastructure in need of repair or maintenance, there will be a need for skilled tradespeople. This means that those who pursue a trade can often […]

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What is a Computer Support Specialist?

Enter the computer support specialist. These professionals are responsible for providing technical assistance and support to users of computer systems and software. They may work in a variety of settings, including businesses, schools, and government organizations, and may be called upon to troubleshoot problems with computer systems, hardware, and software. They may also be responsible […]

By Justin Shook

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The Overlooked Benefits of Self-improvement in the New Year

Why is self-improvement so important?  For starters, it can lead to increased confidence and self-esteem. When we make positive changes to our lives and see the benefits, it can give us a sense of pride and accomplishment. This, in turn, can boost our self-confidence and make us feel more capable of tackling new challenges and […]

By Justin Shook

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Degree vs. Certifications: Which Path Suits You?

Let’s explore the key differences between a degree and a certification, including the time and cost commitments involved, the types of career opportunities each can open, and the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to make a change, understanding the differences between a degree […]

By Justin Shook

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Achieving Your Goals in 2023: Setting Realistic Resolutions

How to Set Realistic Resolutions and Achieve Them 1. Start Small and Specific   When setting goals, it’s important to focus on the small steps to help you reach your end goal. For example, if you want to advance in your career by taking an online course or certification program, start by breaking down the […]

By Justin Shook

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Southern Careers Institute Getting Into the Holiday Spirit With Annual Holiday Tree and Gift Giveaway

Students, faculty, and staff across all SCI locations, including the vocational training school’s home office, will spend the month decorating 17 trees in total. Each campus branch location has been split into two teams and is competing to have the best decorated tree! The trees, along with gifts donated by employees and students, will be […]

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Top Welding Jobs in Texas

Construction Welding Jobs in Texas Welding is a critical component of construction projects, and with hundreds of ongoing construction projects in Texas, construction welding jobs are plenty. Typically, these welders work in residential and commercial construction projects. Commercial construction welders receive high levels of training and usually undertake complex jobs requiring metal components. This also […]

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23 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With Your Everyday Makeup

Sometimes, it’s a wardrobe disaster and a new costume is needed pronto. Or maybe you opened the Halloween costume face paint kit to find the materials unusable. Maybe you convinced a friend to come to the costume party at the last minute and need a new costume fast. In these moments, it’s useful to know […]

By Justin Shook

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Considering a Career in Healthcare? Understand the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Nurse Aide

 Although both positions have similar goals, their day-to-day duties, educational requirements, and career outlooks vary widely depending on what kind of healthcare setting you want to work in. Read on to learn more about the key differences between medical assistants and nurse aides, so you can decide which career path best fits your interests […]

By Mers Hodzic

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5 Business Certifications You Can Get Online and Their Career Paths

What Are Business Certifications Certifications A certification is a credential that shows you have the knowledge, expertise, and particular abilities required for a given field or position. Certifications assess and verify a person’s competency or mastery of specific talents and skills. Then, you can subsequently use it to promote career progression in a field rather […]

By Justin Shook

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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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