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Demand for allied health jobs in San Antonio is growing—Medical Assistant jobs are expected to skyrocket 20% over the next decade.

The Future is Bright for Allied Health Professions in San Antonio

San Antonio is a wonderful city to experience. It consistently ranks high for tourists and locals alike for food and attractions. What these awards won’t tell you is why you should consider allied health jobs in San Antonio today. Why Work in Healthcare in San Antonio? San Antonio is a major hub for several industries, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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American Heart Month 2021: 15 Reasons to Love Your Heart [Infographic]

Are you showing your heart enough love? February is American Heart Month 2021. And it’s time to reflect on your heart-healthy habits. Heart health is the key to living a long and healthy life, so you can celebrate heart health month until you hit 100 (or even older!). If you’re looking for ways to celebrate […]

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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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Do Hospitals Hire Medical Assistants?

Careers in healthcare are always in great demand. Considered front-line workers, those with jobs in the medical field are essential employees. Pharmacy technicians, medical billers and coders, and medical office specialists can all find employment in hospitals. But, what about medical assistants? Can medical assistants work in hospitals or are they limited to offices and […]

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Can Medical Assistants do EKGs?

Are you looking for a career as a medical assistant? Well, here’s what you need to know about medical assistants and EKGs. If you’ve ever wanted to pursue the profession of medical assistant,  you may have wondered to yourself, “Can medical assistants do EKGs?” Before answering that question, however, it’s important to understand what an EKG […]

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Jobs In The Medical Field That Pay Well

If you’ve ever looked into pursuing jobs in the medical field, you’d understandably be interested in how much they pay. Whether you’re a general physician, mental health practitioner, physical therapist or another type of medical professional, chances are high that it’s a high-paying job. But, if you’re interested in starting a career in healthcare in […]

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How To Choose A Medical Career Path

You may know that you want to work in the medical field, but maybe you’re not sure how to choose a medical career specialty. With so many options, making the right decision can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Look at your strengths, your skills, how much schooling you are interested in, and […]

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How to Get an Entry-Level Hospital Job

Right now, jobs offered in health care are stable and well-paying. Here, we will take a look at the training necessary for you to get an entry-level hospital job. The best way to get an entry-level job at a hospital is to have job-specific training. Southern Careers Institute offers a variety of programs in the medical […]

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How Long Does A Medical Assistant Certification Take?

  Many employers require medical assistant certification before they will consider job applicants. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential is offered through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and is a national certification. So how do you receive your CMA, medical assistant certification and how long does it take? Certified Medical Assistant Training To […]

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Flexible Career Options For Medical Assistants

Work as a medical assistant can be rewarding, lucrative, and easier to achieve than you might think. There is an abundance of work in hospitals and the arena of patient care, creating plenty of options for medical assistants. Entering the medical field as an assistant is a smart career move as there are more careers […]

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Can Medical Assistants Draw Blood?

Medical assistants are professionals who perform dual roles in a medical facility. They fill in and perform clinical tasks for nurses, doctors and more. When not performing specific clinical tasks, can medical assistants draw blood or handle an assortment of administrative duties? Most hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical clinics, and community health centers find that medical […]

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Can A Medical Assistant Become An Office Manager?

Yes! If your goal is to become an office manager, you will be delighted to know that educators in the medical field list office manager as the most common career advancement seen among medical assistants. Because medical assistants already have hands-on experience with doctors, patients, equipment, and office procedures, the  transition to healthcare office manager […]

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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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