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Common Cosmetology School Questions

If you’re thinking about enrolling at a cosmetology school in Brownsville TX, there are sure to be many questions on your mind. Fortunately, prospective students tend to have many of the same queries. In this list, we aim to address the most common. Read more...

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Cost of Medical Assistant Training

A medical assistant is a professional who works in a doctor’s office, hospital, or other health facilities to assist medical professionals in a variety of tasks, ranging from admitting patients, scheduling appointments, and dealing with insurance forms to organizing medical records, collecting samples, and performing routine laboratory testing. While many aspects of becoming a medical assistant can be learned on the job, to obtain the necessary education and certification, you need to attend accredited medical assistant schools San Antonio TX. Not only will you learn all aspects of working as a medical assistant, you will also be able to command a higher salary than someone who hasn’t obtained their diploma. Like everything in life, attending an accredited school costs money. Read more...

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What Medical Coding Means and What The Job Entails

If you are considering a career as a medical coder, it may be useful to know what you can expect to do on a day-to-day basis. Although the exact tasks will depend on where you work (which could be a small clinic, a large hospital, or even a home office) most medical coders follow a standard routine, which looks something like the following. Read more...

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How I Became A Medical Assistant

“Medicine is my husband, Makeup is my soulmate, Louis Vuitton is my Mistress” The above is the tagline on Eloisa Olmos, aka, Miss Geekly Chic’s YouTube channel description. A medical field veteran of over 10 years as a medical assistant gives Eloisa Olmos a ton of expertise. She loves “geeking out” over the things in life, and that includes getting yourself educated. She details her student experience, her medical assistant externship and how she got started in the medical field here in this video. Read more...

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Southern Careers Institute Offers Support to Those Impacted by Brightwood College Closing

Texas-based trade school to hold open meetings with students and faculty to discuss future opportunities on December 12 Southern Careers Institute (SCI), a Texas-based career education provider, is extending support to the students and faculty impacted by the abrupt closing of Brightwood College last week. The closures affect more than 20,000 current and entering students, […]

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Looking for Career Opportunities? Stacked Certifications Open Doors

Career opportunities are created through education and experience.Claudia Morales never set out to be a teacher. She was working as a medical assistant for over 12 years, working in the hospital in pediatrics as well as an EKG tech, but she longed to gain some additional knowledge. She enrolled in Southern Careers Institute’s online medical […]

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Medical Assistant Career Success Story

"Hey, I’m Robert Miranda, I’m a general supervisor for CSL Plasma. I graduated from Southern Careers Institute in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in Texas. I was in the medical assistant program in Brownsville and I graduated in 2011. Read more...

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Flor Richards SCI Student Testimonial

“There are SO many areas I can work in.” – SCI Spotlight on Flor.

“I recently retired from the military…and I knew I wanted to do something different.” Flor Richards is a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist graduate of Southern Careers Institute – San Antonio North campus and a Billing Manager for Eagle Eye Medical. She found Medical Billing & Coding exciting to learn, mainly due to the options that […]

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Do You Need School To Be A Pharmacy Tech

A pharmacy technician is a health care professional who helps care for patients by filling prescriptions, recording dosages, managing inventory levels, performing necessary administration and communication tasks, and otherwise assisting the pharmacist as needed. Given the increase in the number of people needing medication and the aging population, the demand for qualified pharmacy technicians is rising. If you have been debating a career as a pharmacy technician, your next step may be to determine how to get employment. You might even wonder: do you need school to be a pharmacy technician? Read more...

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Cosmetology Schools in Harlingen

The History of Beauty Schools Going to the hair stylist is second nature for many of us. However, this event is actually a more recent change in the workplace for women. Before the 19th century, a beauty regimen was something that women on their own – if they had the time and resources. Wealthier women may have been fortunate enough to have a lady’s maid who would tend to their beauty needs. As the 19th century came to an end, the beauty and styling became one of the few skilled professions that allowed women not just to work, but to become entrepreneurs. For example, Martha Matilda Harper was able to open a salon in 1888. She developed the idea of clients visiting a hair salon for services and also invented the first reclining shampoo chair. Read more...

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MEI Academy of Cosmetology in Brownsville

MEI Academy of Cosmetology Brownsville TX is just one option to study cosmetology. Find the right choice for you by clicking here. For those who love hair and beauty, have great social skills, and possess an artistic flair, a career in cosmetology could be ideal. If you are looking to study in Brownsville, you may have heard of MEI Academy of Cosmetology, but there are actually a couple other options also in the city. Before deciding where to enroll learn about the qualities and benefits of each of your possible choices. Read more...

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What Is My Coding Certification Good For

Medical billing and coding is a dynamic career where you can work from home or from a variety of medical office facilities. As a certified coder, you'll be responsible for interpreting doctors' diagnoses and assigning the proper medical code to them. In order to succeed, you need skills like: Read more...

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San Antonio HVAC School

There has never been a better time to enroll in an accredited HVAC school in San Antonio. Demand for qualified HVAC professionals is at an all-time high in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the field will see a 21% rise in employment by 2022. As a result, more and more HVAC graduates are finding lasting and rewarding employment every day in residential installation, industrial planning and building, and commercial contracting. To begin a successful HVAC career you'll need to find the right school or college. Here you'll find some of the best choices when considering an HVAC school in San Antonio. All you have to do is choose the one that suits you to start your own promising career as an HVAC technician. Read more...

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Obtain your Texas Pharmacy Technician License

Earning a Texas license Pharmacy Technician in a trade school or professional careers training program is a great way to start your life working within the medical field. Different schools and programs in different states offer various methods of obtaining and working with a Pharmacy Technician license, so it is wise to become aware of the rules and regulations involved in earning your Pharmacy Technician license in Texas. Read more... 

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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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