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One of the most common questions asked by new grads and job seekers is whether they need a certificate vs certification? Or is a license required?

Certificates, Certifications, Licenses, & SCI Badges — An Explanation

Recent high school graduates and mature career changers have something in common. New grads and job changers alike are exploring the training and education options they’ll need to kickstart their future career. One of the most common questions asked by both is whether they need a certificate vs certification vs license. And what the heck […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Tried-and-true, and a few brand new, interview tips and techniques for talking your way into a job offer.

Um, Is the Way You Speak Like, Hurting Your Chance at Getting the Job?

Especially in job interviews, it’s important to communicate with confidence and sophistication to impress your potential employer. Knowing the latest (and some tried-and-true)  interview tips and techniques provides a foundation for any future workplace interaction. How you speak during your interview communicates your hireability to the hiring manager (i.e.., your future boss), recruiter, or human […]

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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Choose Your Career, Choose Your Future: Career Assessment Tool

These days, it can be difficult to figure out exactly which career you’re best suited for. There are no wrong answers here, rather, it’s all about discovering which career is the best fit. Our career assessment tool does just that. Can I Take a Quiz to Help Me Choose a Career? When you take the […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Recent graduate shaking hands with a hiring manager. Rocked the interview by knowing the soft skills employers are hiring for in 2021.

10 Soft Skills Employers are Hiring for in 2021

Hiring the right person isn’t just about finding someone who can perform the duties and tasks of the job. Hiring managers look beyond certifications, degrees, and technical skills and evaluating a candidate’s soft skills. While your credentials may get you the interview, soft skills will get you the job offer. Our career services and curriculum […]

By Heather Zielinski

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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 […]

By SCI Administrator

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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 […]

By SCI Administrator

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25 Reasons To Continue Your Education

According to the United States Census Bureau, 90 percent of Americans have a minimum of a high school diploma. Similarly, a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that citizens who have technical training, like electrical technicians, medical assistants and nurse aides, have the highest projection for job growth over the next 10 […]

By SCI Administrator

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Why is Work Ethic Important?

Work ethic is one of the driving factors in workplace productivity. There are three key reasons why work ethic is important. First, it is highly desired by employers worldwide. In fact, research shows that a good work ethic is the number one soft skill sought by employers. For this reason, many interviewers will ask you […]

By SCI Administrator

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What is Lifelong Learning?

Whether you’re looking to enter a new career path or simply expand your horizons for personal reasons, most people can benefit from lifelong learning. But what exactly is lifelong learning? How does one continue their learning? What makes a lifelong learner? And what are the benefits of lifelong learning? Is it worth the time spent […]

By SCI Administrator

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What Are the Advantages of Online Learning?

As education evolves, so too evolves the ways in which people receive that education. According to the U.S. Department of Education, as late as 2017 there were over 6.6 million post-secondary institution students enrolled in some sort of distance online learning course. This is mainly because online learning offers a lot of advantages over more […]

By SCI Administrator

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Considering a Career Change But Don’t Know Where to Start? Here’s What You Need to Know

5 Tips for Changing Careers with Ease When it comes to your career, are you happy where you are, doing what you do, or do you dream of a career that offers something more, such as: More fulfillment More flexibility More financial stability What are the benefits of changing careers? If you feel your current […]

By Justin Shook

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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 […]

By Alicia Diller

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Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?

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.
Medical Assistant

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.
Medical Assistant

“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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