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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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Back to school for kids and parents is all about creating balance for coursework and life.

Balancing Back to School for the Kiddos and You

The back-to-school season is fast approaching, and many parents are starting to prepare for the required adjustments. For some, this means ensuring their children have all the supplies they need before they head back to school. For others, heading back to school for kids and parents means preparing for a hectic work schedule with more […]

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Some of the best jobs for our Veterans in 2021 include allied health professions.

Best Jobs for Veterans [Updated for 2021]

 At Southern Careers Institute (SCI), we appreciate our veterans every day. And we are glad to support the impact of veterans on the economy. We’re also proud to help our nation’s finest men and women transition into their civilian careers.  With that pride in mind, we’ve considered the opinions published by Navy Federal Credit […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Here is a rundown of the Swift vs Objective-C programming language contest, and how they stack up against each other.

Swift vs Objective-C Programming Languages: Everything You Need to Know

Here is a rundown of the Swift vs Objective-C programming language contest, and how they stack up against each other: Objective-C Programming Language Objective-C is an object-oriented programming language used by NeXT Computer Inc., a company founded by Steve Jobs in the 90s. It utilizes two languages, C and Smalltalk. This coding language uses the […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Become an iOS Developer in 2021: The Ultimate Guide

Become an iOS Developer in 2021: The Ultimate Guide

iPhones are unique to Android phones because their applications use the Apple iOS operating systems. As a result, mobile application developers interested in creating applications for these devices need to have specific skills to develop effective apps. An iOS developer wields the expertise of iOS and the capabilities of traditional mobile application developers. They can […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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If you are currently enrolled in an allied health care course, these study tools for allied health students can help you achieve success.

5 Study Tools for Allied Health Students

The allied health care workforce plays an integral role in providing quality health care through diagnostic evaluation and treatment of health conditions. If you are currently enrolled in an allied health program, these study tools for allied health students can help you achieve success.  5 Study Tools for Allied Health Students Picmonic Picmonic for General […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Students from SCI’s Austin Campus Assist at IDEA Public Schools’ Vaccination Clinics

Medical Assistant Students Join COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts

Austin, TX – Southern Careers Institute (SCI) prides itself on giving students hands-on training in preparation for employment in their chosen field of study. Recently, SCI students in the medical assistant program at the Austin campus had the opportunity to work with IDEA Public Schools to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the community. Due to their […]

By Heather Zielinski

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What is the best choice in apprenticeship vs internship?

Apprenticeship vs Internship: Which Should You Choose?

When you enter the job market fresh out of college, it is important to have marketable skills you can leverage to potential employers. Apprenticeship, internship, and externship are excellent ways to get these skills and to learn which career path works best for you. What is the best choice for you: Apprenticeship vs Internship?  What […]

By Heather Zielinski

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AI vs Machine Learning: What’s the Difference?

Knowing key differences between AI and machine learning are important for industry professionals who are interested and invested in pushing technology forward.  Role of AI vs Machine Learning AI allows for computers and machines to mimic human intelligence. It allows robots to do many things outside of their normal range of capabilities, like recognize patterns, […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Surprisingly, only 6.2 percent of truck drivers in America are women. Here are a few reasons women should consider a truck driving career.

Why Women Should Consider a Truck Driving Career

The American Trucking Association estimates that in an industry that employs about 947,000 drivers, only 6.2 percent of their entire workforce is women. While the trucking industry was disrupted by the novel COVID-19 virus, experts are confident that the current bounce back will continue with health mandates in place. So…should women consider a truck driving […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How did COVID change being a CNA? The COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world in ways we could have never predicted.

How Did COVID Change Being a CNA: The Future of Being a Nursing Aide in Texas

How did COVID Change the Healthcare Industry?  CNA workers on the frontline of the COVID pandemic have been called heroic. The rapid spread of the coronavirus revealed just how much we rely on healthcare workers. The pandemic has triggered an honest inquiry into preparing for the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Being a CNA in […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Data shown on a laptop screen | What Jobs Can I Get With a Data Science Certification?

What Jobs Can I Get With a Data Science Certification?

Having a data science certification lets a potential employer know that you have a solid understanding of core data science concepts. It also shows that these skills have been tested and approved by an independent third-party accreditation from a university or national data science organization.  Data science certifications can be incredibly valuable for people who […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How Much Do Mechanics Make in San Antonio, TX? - Requirements, Salaries, and More | SCI

How Much Do Mechanics Make in San Antonio, TX?

Furthermore, becoming a mechanic in San Antonio can be easy. However, it’s also important to consider how much you will be paid. So, how much do mechanics make in San Antonio? Here is a comprehensive overview of what to expect working as an auto mechanic in San Antonio, TX.  What Does An Auto Mechanic Do?  […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How can we encourage more women in tech careers?

How Can we Get More Women in Tech Careers?

By working in this field you are able to obtain a valuable education and skill set, opportunities for growth and promotion, and the security of financial and job stability. However, women in tech are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. Even though there has been progression in the past few years, it is still widely known […]

By Abigail Lindsey and Sophia Acevedo

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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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