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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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Corpus Christi Medical Assisting

A career in a medical environment offers variety far beyond the job of a doctor or nurse. Hospitals, clinics, health centers, nursing homes, and schools need trained professionals to assist in providing quality healthcare to patients. The job of a medical assistant can vary greatly, depending upon the size and scope of the practice that employs you. It also depends on individual state requirements regarding certain medical procedures like collecting lab samples or performing an ultrasound. Regardless of where you work, your first goal is to gain a good education to serve as a solid foundation for the rest of your career. There are many vocational training programs to choose from. Here's what to expect from medical assistant programs in corpus christi. Read more...

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Medical Assistant Graduate Salary

If you have an interest in working in the medical field, but don't know where to start, studying to gain a Medical Assistant certification is a great way to start your career and start earning money. If you are already training to earn your MA certification, and you are interested in knowing your potential earning power once you graduate, read on to learn what you can expect from the Medical Assistant jobs market after graduation.   Read more...

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How To Increase Your Medical Assistant Salary

Congratulations! You've completed your training and earned an entry-level medical assistant job. The first few months were probably a little overwhelming as you learned the ins and outs of your new job. Now that your feet are wet, you're comfortable in your work environment and you feel confident in your skills, it's time to think about reaching for your next goal. Obtaining additional certifications or job experience could give you the upper edge over other job candidates to increase your existing medical assistant salary in Texas. Read more...

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Accredited Texas Medical Assisting Schools

Medical assistants are invaluable to modern healthcare. With rising costs and shrinking benefits, hospitals and clinics must have specialists who can quickly attend to and dismiss patients. Medical assistants thus enjoy steady work and job security, but only if they have the right training. The following medical assistant schools in Texas are sure to prepare you for a successful career in this field: Read more...

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Medical Assisting Program Questions

  Looking to become a medical assistant? Texas has no shortage of quality medical assisting schools, but never select a course unless you're confident in the person teaching it. Before you choose a course, ask the following questions about its instructor: Read more...

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Learn As A Medical Assistant

There is so much to be learned from training as a Medical Assistant. If you choose to enroll at one of Texas' premier medical assistant vocational schools your education will be used in a variety of ways throughout your career in the medical field and beyond. You will get to learn how professional health care settings operate, both on the floor and behind-the-scenes. It will also give you the opportunity to truly understand the relationship between patients and health care professionals. There is a wide selection of medical assistant vocational schools to choose from across Texas, all of which are eager to prepare you for your future as a trained and qualified Medical Assistant. Read more...

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What You Should Know About Medcial 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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Medical Assistant School Loans in San Antonio

Taking a course to become a medical assistant is a valuable investment of your time and money —- after you graduate, you can expect to earn around $28,080 per year in San Antonio. If you cannot afford to pay for your studies upfront, you school may be able to help. Most medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer range a financial aid options to ensure that all students are able to afford their courses. Here is what some of the medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer. Read more...

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Nursing or Medical Assistant School

On the surface, nursing and medical assisting may seem very similar, as they share some of the same duties and requirements. However, once you look deeper, you will see that the two careers are actually very different, and it is important to understand these differences fully before you decide which would be the better path for you. Read more...

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Medical Assistant Program Skills

With a 29% projected job growth rate, medical assistants are in high demand, but only if they are trained properly. Prospective medical assistants should consider a technical training program to prepare them for certification and a career. In a medical assistant program Austin TX, you'll learn: Read more...

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Looking For A Medical Assistance Program

Medical careers are thriving as the population continues to age and people seek medical care in a variety of ways. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that medical assistant jobs are projected to grow about 29 percent by 2022, a number quite higher than other medical professions. A medical assistant provides support for doctors, works alongside nurses and cares for patients. If you enjoy helping people and truly making a difference in lives, a career as a medical assistant could be right for you. The training involved in becoming a medical assistant includes hands-on learning of specific skills you'll use on the job as well as informational courses to provide you with the necessary knowledge to know how to help. When looking for a medical assistance program austin, consider these options. Read more...

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Medical Assistant Job Fairs

Graduates of medical assistant schools in Austin TX are in luck this year — there are three great job fairs coming to the city in August where you can connect with prospective employers from a variety of companies. Each one is held on a different day of the week and at a different time of day, so plan your schedule to attend at least one. 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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