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Do You Have Leadership Qualities?

Having qualities of a leader enable you to do your best work while also encouraging others within your team to follow your lead. But great leadership, like any attribute, is a skill. If you’ve ever wondered if you have leadership qualities, know that like any skill set, you can learn it. All it takes is […]

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How to Get an Electrical Technician Job in Waco, Texas

How to Get an Electrical Technician Job in Waco So you have decided you want to get an electrical technician job in Waco. Now what? The first step on the road to an exciting and lucrative career as an electrical technician in Waco, Texas, is to get training. A student should focus on electrical theory, […]

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What Is National Higher Education Day

Let’s take a closer look at defining what National Higher Education Day is as well as defining existing initiatives associated with higher education. Finally, we’ll look at how higher education can help people improve their lives both personally and professionally.  What Is National Higher Education Day?  Higher education is any kind of education or training […]

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Benefits of Being an SCI Student

Being an SCI student means you are on the road to having a better life. Whether you are just out of high school, want a career change, or need extra skills to get a promotion or the raise you desire, there’s a training program for you.   Southern Careers Institute was founded for the purpose of […]

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How the CARES Act Supports Higher Education

On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a United States national emergency in direct response to the current coronavirus pandemic. With this declaration, came the CARES Act.  Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund To address income, health, and economic security in response to this national emergency, the CARES Act was enacted on March 27, […]

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Training as a Medical Assistant

A routine appointment with your doctor may seem like a one-on-one visit, but it actually isn’t. You will interact with your doctor and nurse. But it doesn’t end there. There are a number of different people who are involved in the efficient functioning of any health facility, and one of those people is the medical assistant. In fact, the first person whom you see in your doctor’s office may be the medical assistant.   They check you in, schedule subsequent appointments, answer phones, file insurance forms, and answer questions about the office. Depending on their medical assistant training, they may also administer injections, draw blood, and verify the accuracy of your medical records.   Read more...

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What is SCI Connect?

One of the methods we employ to reach the goal of helping students find jobs that suit them well is our SCI Connect Platform. As a part of student career services, the platform connects graduates to employers who are looking to fill available positions. It also gives employers a taste of who our students are and […]

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What is On-the-Job Training?

On-the-job training allows employees to learn at their job sites, giving them first-hand experience that helps them perform their roles confidently and efficiently.    Why is it important? Most jobs today require post-secondary education and/or training to learn the skills to do them. On top of this, many employers provide it to familiarize employees with […]

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What is an Externship?

At Southern Careers Institute, an externship is required in several of the training programs. But, what exactly is an externship? Some people have an idea of the kind of work they would like to spend their lives doing and others have no clue. It’s hard to know what a career is really like unless you have […]

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A Memorial Day Guide to Gratitude

In the United States, the last Monday of May is a federal holiday, Memorial Day. On May 25, 2020, national offices will be closed as we celebrate Memorial Day and give thanks for our freedom. This is a special time when we honor the memories of those who have given up their lives in defense […]

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What is Career Readiness?

Even though you might have completed the education and training needed for a specific job, you may not yet be career-ready. A career readiness assessment of most new graduates would probably reveal similar results. Let’s take a look at the importance of career readiness and how to obtain it. Career readiness makes a big difference […]

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What is Anatomy and Physiology?

If you want to have a career in healthcare, it is important that you know about the human body, including learning about anatomy and physiology. If you seek employment in healthcare, particularly as a medical assistant or a pharmacy technician, you need to have a firm grasp of the body’s structure and how it works in order to […]

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Why Medical Terminology is Important

Medical terminology is used every day throughout the healthcare industry by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and medical assistants. It is also used by billing specialists and medical coders as well as insurance companies to document conditions, process claims, and enable patients to apply for their insurance coverage. Healthcare terminology is important for three key reasons: First, […]

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What is a Hybrid Class?

What is a hybrid class? This is a question that may arise if you’ve ever looked to pursue further education about a particular topic. It’s also a term you may have come across while exploring training programs for a new career path. Understanding what a hybrid class is and how it works is integral if […]

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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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