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5 Excel Hacks You Need in 2022

 You can get a job fast if you have killer spreadsheet skills. According to studies, 82% of jobs require Excel competence. Mastering Excel tips and tricks is the secret to processing loads of data quickly and correctly; whether it’s employee payrolls, financial records, or marketing numbers.   All businesses need data to make crucial […]

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How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide in Texas

 Becoming a certified nurse aide in Texas has various requirements. Here are the details on gaining a CNA certification in Texas.  Certified Nurse Aide Requirements in Texas  CNAs in Texas are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services jurisdiction. CNAs must undergo training and evaluation programs through a local Texas college, […]

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Beating the Summer Heat: HVAC Tips for Homeowners

Here at Southern Careers Institute, we’re all about learning essential skills that make life and professional development easier. HVAC maintenance is one of those great overlap skills that are useful at home and valuable on the market. Here are some great at-home HVAC tips to get started and help you stay cool this summer.   […]

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How to Conquer Online Summer Classes

 You can find a class that fits your schedule and interests with many available options. If you’re considering taking classes this summer, here are a few tips to ensure that your experience is successful:  Consider Your Availability for Online Summer Classes  Summer has numerous family vacations, outdoor activities, and social commitments. Before registering for […]

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The Best Way to Become a Makeup Artist in Texas

 Attend a Texas Trade School to Become a Makeup Artist  The first step in the process is to attend a Texas trade school that specializes in cosmetology. The Southern Careers Institute offers a cosmetology program that teaches a variety of skills within the field of cosmetology. These include hair cutting and styling, hair coloring […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Pharmacist and a Pharmacy Technician?

Education  The most significant difference between a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician is the depth of their training. Depending on the state, pharmacy technicians typically take around a year or less to complete while Pharmacists must take at least six years.  Pharmacy Technician Education  There are no defined national education standards for pharmacy technicians. Training […]

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Is Summertime a Good Time to Take Online Classes? Here’s Why We Think So

Benefits of Taking Online Classes During the Summer  Get a head start – One of the top benefits of starting training in the summer is that you get a head start on your education. Starting in the summer just means that you are more likely to finish the program and graduate ahead of time so […]

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How to Get a Medical Job: Professions, Certifications, and Education

Pathways to Medical Professions   Medical school – When you think of working in the medical field, you likely think of medical school. Medical school is typically four years long and requires candidates to have a bachelor’s degree to attend, making the schooling process about eight years long. If you want to work as a physician, […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Put Off Your Education After High School

 There are many career paths open to young people who continue to technical institutes, colleges, and universities.  1. Begin a Career Path by Continuing Your Education After High School  Keep up the momentum of learning by continuing your education at a technical institute or community college after high school. Many people do take a […]

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10 Essentials to a Successful Summer Semester in College

 You don’t have to belong to a particular college or university to attend summer classes –you can do so in your local college.  Summer classes sound fun compared to your regular classes. Their only downfall is they are usually time-condensed versions of the normal fall and spring classes. You are expected to complete a […]

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Getting a CDL: 8 Incredible Benefits of Being a School Bus Driver

 Just like any other job, being a school bus driver comes with its cons as well as rewarding benefits and exciting opportunities. All you need is a Commercial Driver’s License to get started. Read on to learn the various reasons you should consider driving a school bus as a career in Texas.  Top Benefits […]

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5 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week in 2022

 They major in essential duties by keeping patients engaged and comfortable with their care and enhancing their safety against falls and bedsores. Unfortunately, nursing assistants rarely get the appreciation they deserve for their effort in the healthcare industry.  Taking major steps to let them know they’re treasured can boost their morale and make them […]

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Benefits of Starting a Training Program in the Summer

Benefits of Starting a Training Program in the Summer   Your new training and skills are just around the corner. There are many upsides to starting a training program during the summer months. Here are just a few benefits of starting a training program in the summer:  Get a head start – One of the […]

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SCI Ambassadors Volunteer at Soldiers’ Angels Food Distribution Drive

Soldiers’ Angels is a nationwide charitable organization that works to provide assistance, relief, and resources to past and present military members and their families. In 2021 alone, Soldiers’ Angels assisted nearly a million service members and veterans across the nation. At Thursday’s event, SCI student ambassadors helped pack bags and distributed groceries to more than […]

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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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