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5 Ways to Support Your Mental Health When Returning to School

 This article walks you through five effective ways of supporting mental health in school. These solutions will help you return to school prepared to handle the mental pressure. As a result, you will boost productivity in your academic world and life in general.   1. Manage Your Time Well  Ineffective time management can have […]

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What Are the Roles of a Computer Support Specialist?

 They are responsible for ensuring that everything IT-related is running smoothly by listening and responding to users’ issues with the right and viable solutions. Apart from having all the necessary skills, educational requirements, and qualifications, you must also understand your roles and responsibilities -that’s what makes a successful computer support specialist.   The roles […]

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Top Medical Billing and Coding Certifications

 Most certification examinations require you to have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Also, you should have completed a medical billing and coding training program within the last five years, or have at least one year of work experience within the last three years. However, some of the certifications need renewal after a […]

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A male student is participating in a class discussion online, remembering to take screen breaks throughout the day.

The Why and How of Screen Breaks During Online Courses

 Although there are many benefits, too much screen time can negatively affect our physical and mental health if we aren’t careful. Those taking courses online spend a significant amount of time looking at screens during their course work, so it is essential to know when to take a break from your computer screen and […]

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Certified Nurse’s Aide Careers in Texas

 Hospital Certified Nurse’s Aide  CNAs in hospitals work on the floor in tandem with the nurses who care for the patients. Each CNA will be responsible for a certain number of beds during their shift. In a hospital a CNA can expect to perform duties like:  Monitoring patient’s vital signs  Turning and positioning patients  […]

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Here’s the Difference Between an Electrical Technician and an Electrician

 While electrical technicians handle engineering systems or maintain existing systems, electricians are responsible for installing electrical systems. Their roles may vary depending on industry, qualifications, interests, and experience.  If you’d like to pursue a career as an electrician or electrical technician, it’s crucial that you know the differences between them so that you can […]

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The Importance of Online Literacy

Having such a powerful tool at the disposal of the common man, shouldn’t every single person possess the same foothold on the world’s knowledge?  Shouldn’t people from every walk of life share the same ingress to the internet?  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.  Much like everything else in life beside breathing, eating, and dying — […]

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Is online education worth it?

Whether you’re looking to begin college, earn a certification, or train for a new career at a trade school, there’s an online program for you!  That is, IF online education is for you. Does online learning offer all the same opportunities as in-person learning? Yes and no! They are very different in some respect and […]

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How to Support Mental Health While Working in a Skilled Trade

Mental Health in the Workplace   Everyone’s mental health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As many workplaces shifted to a remote environment, people found themselves switching careers. Job duties changed to fit COVID regulations, and employees’ mental health was affected. According to Mental Health America’s 2021 report, 9 in 10 employees said their workplace […]

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7 Medical Assistant Certifications to Consider

Certified Medical Assistant Exam  The most basic exam that you can take after you have completed your program is the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam. This exam is offered through the American Association of Medical Assistants. One of the first requirements for taking this exam is to have completed a course that is accredited by […]

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How You Can Exercise Soft Skills While Learning Online

 Thus, it is important that you have opportunities to learn these skills as a student. With the trend towards online schooling for higher education, some may think that soft skills are not being learned as they should be. However, this is not the case at all. There are several ways that students can exercise […]

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What Can You Do With a Commercial Driver’s License?

Essentially, you need a professional driver’s license, also known as a commercial driver’s license (CDL), to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on all public roadways in Texas and the rest of the United States. Of course, this requires training and certification, which takes about seven weeks.   While a CDL is the main requirement […]

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5 Things You Learn in an HVAC Training Program

Many skills you learn in an HVAC training program cross over with other maintenance skills like appliance repair and some minor electrician work. For someone who likes to be handy or is simply looking for a reliable professional skillset, it’s hard to go wrong with knowing how to repair and replace HVAC units. Today, we’re […]

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Important School Supplies for Your First Day

 Your Required Textbooks Are Necessary School Supplies  Before your courses are scheduled to begin, your professors will send you a list of the textbooks for class. Taking the time to purchase these textbooks beforehand will help you to feel more prepared on the first day because you can dive right into the reading, quizzes, […]

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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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