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Southern Careers Institute Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Families celebrate together in community. Today, September 15, marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – a time to recognize the influence and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the place we all call home. For us at Southern Careers Institute, Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the rich culture and diversity of our students, […]

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How to Cut Hair at Home Like a Pro

Though you may not be able to achieve a sophisticated look, there are many simple styles you can do at home to keep yourself and your family looking fresh. Let’s take a look at some tips on how to cut hair at home! Invest in a Good Pair of Shears Even as tempting as it […]

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Why Skills-based Career Training May be a Better Option Than a 4-year Degree

Recently, President Donald Trump signed an executive order stating that a college degree is no longer a requirement for employment with the federal government. Employers will give job applicants who have skills priority over those who only hold a degree without experience. This is excellent news for someone looking for a new career path. Schools such […]

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Medical Assistant Training: Why Medical Assistants are Important During a Pandemic

If you are looking for a new job in the medical field that is secure but doesn’t require a 4-year degree or if you have already been in search of training as a medical assistant, Southern Careers Institute can help. We feature an accredited medical assistant training program that thoroughly prepares graduates for certification and employment […]

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Happy National Beautician’s Day!

If you love how your hair looks, thank your beautician. The same goes for your nails, skin, and makeup. Beauticians, also referred to as cosmetologists and hairstylists, help us feel good about ourselves and are an important part of many peoples’ lives. Beauty professionals make up a sizable portion of the workforce in the United […]

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How to Start a Career Action Plan

With the proper action plan for your career goals, you can enhance your knowledge and skillset to achieve your career ambitions. Southern Careers Institute is dedicated to providing educational tools and guidance to help our students succeed in their chosen industry. From business and technology to medical and skilled trades, SCI offers an extensive selection of programs and services to […]

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Why Enroll in Certificate Programs?

Depending on the career path you want to take, it might work out better for you to get a certificate rather than a 4-year college degree. Certificate programs are a faster, less costly route to a rewarding job and lifestyle. They also help those who are already employed with career advancement. A certificate offers the […]

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Happy National HVAC Tech Day

Did you know today is National HVAC Tech Day? HVAC Tech National Appreciation Day helps us recognize HVAC techs as well as the critical work they do. But what is the meaning behind the holiday, and what do HVAC techs do? HVAC techs have a very important role in our society and perform tasks that […]

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What to Do on Father’s Day in Texas

It’s Father’s Day, the day when we take a moment to honor the men in our lives who have worked and sacrificed to give us a chance at a better life. You may feel pressure to figure out what to do on Father’s Day, especially in this current climate of increased social distancing. With a […]

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How to Celebrate National Nursing Assistant Week

The Beginning of National Nursing Assistant Week National Nursing Assistant week is set to unfold June 18th through June 25th of 2020. The purpose of National CNA Appreciation Week is to recognize the hard work and dedication shown by America’s nursing assistants. The theme of this year’s week is, “Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of […]

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How Quickly Can Certification Be Earned?

What career training programs have certification opportunities, and how long does it take to get certified? Can certification be earned? Let’s take a look.  Earning Career Certifications Fast So can certification be earned? To get certified in Texas, you must have the demonstrated skills and knowledge needed to pass a certification exam. Most people enroll […]

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How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson

Let’s take a closer look at how to become a skilled tradesperson.  What Are Skilled Trades? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, skilled trades are jobs that require a learned set of skills tradespeople pick up through apprenticeships. Good trade jobs exist in a number of different fields. A few examples of trade jobs […]

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Is Trade School Education Worth It?

Are Trade Jobs Worth It?  So is trade school education worth it? If you’re interested in a career path that includes long term job security and solid pay, a trade job may be a good fit for you. Trade jobs involve investing your time into learning the trade itself. They also involve investing money in […]

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How to Get a Job in Harlingen, Texas

 Looking for a job in Harlingen, Texas? Well, Harlingen is a city with a population of approximately 65,000. Like most cities in the US, it is expected to grow. This means that there could be good jobs available in and around Harlingen for the foreseeable future.  Southern Careers Institute has a campus at 1122 […]

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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.”

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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.

“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.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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