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Medical Assisting Student Tools

A large part of work as a medical assistant involves communicating — with physicians, nurse, patients, even insurance carriers, if you’re working in administration. One thing medical assistant programs teach students is how to use these five essential communication tools effectively to make their lives easier. Read more...

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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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Cardiology Medical Assistant

"Hi, my name is Shelly and I work for a cardiology associate in Corpus Christi. I'm a certified medical assistant there as well as an EKG technician." Read more...

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How To Make More As A Medical Assistant

In a tough economy, finding a career that will guarantee long-term prosperity may seem like a pipe dream. Although there is no sure-fire way to succeed, the high demand for medical aid workers makes training as a medical assistant a good bet. Medical assistants enjoy a robust job market, valuable skills, and a plethora of chances for further career advancement. Medical assistant schools in San Antonio TX will give you the training to pursue: Read more...

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Whos Hiring Grads of Med Assistant Programs

Companies and agencies across the city are looking to hire graduates of medical assistant programs in San Antonio TX. Here are a few top choices you may like to consider. Read more...

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Why Be A Medical Assistant

You see, I have been in many of my students’ place. I was blessed to have my family and friends to help me with my son and encourage me to go to school as a medical assistant where I could “do something meaningful” with my life. I remember walking into the school building at SCI and signing up for the medical assistant program knowing that I had made a decision that would change my life. What I could not have known about then were all the lives of others that I would later impact as a medical assistant instructor at Southern Careers Institute. When I walked through those doors 15 years ago, I did not know that I would be leading, teaching, and showing others what I was once taught. It didn’t cross my mind as I trained on-the-job that I would soon be training future medical assistants in the local and surrounding areas of Corpus Christi. Read more...

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Medical Assistant Programs in Austin

If you’re considering enrolling in one of our medical assistant programs in Austin Texas, you may be wondering what your daily life will entail. We figured that the best way to explain you would be to show you through pictures. All of the following are of current and former students on our courses at Austin.   Read more...

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Being A Medical Assistant

Ahh, YouTube. Great for procrastination, study breaks, and for turning minutes thanks to the magic of the oh-so-addicting auto-play. But what if you could put your social binging to work for you in the medical field? Or rather, follow influencers in your industry that could help you in your quest to work in the medical field? Thankfully, we pulled together 5 seriously savvy social media mavens that give an inside look and pro tips on what medical field work looks and feels like on a day-to-day basis. Read more...

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Salesman to Certified Medical Assistant

My name is Jose Alfonso Jimenez, I’m an alumnus from Southern Careers Institute Pharr campus. I am now a certified medical assistant and I work with Wellmed Medical Management. I love my job, I love what I do as a certified medical assistant, I love working with the patients and using the skills that I picked up at Southern Careers Institute. Read more...

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Medical Assistant Skills

To succeed at medical assistant schools San Antonio, you need to possess real world skills. Click here to read about the most important. As a medical assistant, you will need to carry out a range of medical tasks (which may include administering injections, drawing blood, and reading vitals), work closely with medical staff and patients, and work on administrative tasks. At medical assistant schools San Antonio, you’ll receive instruction in all of these and will gain certifications to show potential employers. However these skills alone are insufficient to prepare you for a position at a care facility. To succeed in the field, you’ll also need to possess a number of real-world skills. 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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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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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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Medical Assistant Work Environment

Even if you have a passion for a certain career, it may not be right for you if you can't handle the work environment. Before you decide to study medical assistance, get a sense of what it is like to work as a medical assistant Austin TX. Work environments vary wildly by the company, but you can get a strong sense by examining the following major employers: 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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