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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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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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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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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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What You Should Know About Medical Assistant Certification

To work as a medical assistant in Texas, you need to hold a certification that shows that you understand the basics of patient care, that you are capable of carrying out main health care duties, and that you possess all the essential skills for the job. If you are considering training for a medical assistant certification but are still unsure, these five facts may sway your opinion. Read more...

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“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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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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“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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