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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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Accreditation Vs Licensure - SCITexas.edu Blog

What Is Accreditation Vs Licensure In Health Care?  

The healthcare industry is one of the most stable fields to enter for new job seekers, but it’s important for them to understand common terminology such as the difference between accreditation vs. licensure. The industry features good pay, reliable hours, and tremendous job security. That said, each position requires specified training.  Two common requirements in […]

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What is a Medical Office Assistant Salary?

If you’re thinking about a new career in healthcare, you might be wondering, “How much is a medical office assistant salary?” Well, SimplyHired reports that nationwide, the average medical office assistant’s salary is $28,151. Working as a medical office assistant is the perfect position for someone who wants to work in the healthcare field, but […]

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3 Careers that Won’t be Replaced by Computers

What future proof careers won’t be replaced by computers? Technology can be beneficial in many ways, but it can also have its downsides. Social media can be a waste of time, and technology can also replace many jobs that are currently being done by people who rely on a paycheck for their hard work.  3 […]

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5 Essential Skills of a Medical Assistant

What does a medical assistant do? Medical assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, including physician’s offices, hospitals, urgent care clinics, and more. They play a vital role in any medical office or hospital by assisting physicians with administrative tasks and taking patient vital signs, and they also communicate with patients regularly regarding their […]

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How to Become a Top Medical Assistant in Texas

A career as a medical assistant offers many exciting benefits. In addition to providing a rewarding and lucrative way to contribute to your local healthcare community, you can choose to put your skills to use in a wide variety of environments. Below is a look at the types of topics covered in a medical assistant […]

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Medical Assistant Programs in Corpus Christi

If you have ever thought about getting into the medical field, now would be a great time to consider  Medical Assistant programs in Corpus Christi. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are going to be approximately 1.9 million new jobs in the medical field from 2018 through 2028. The U.S. medical field has […]

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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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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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