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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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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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What Is a Certified Nursing Assistant Salary?

Is becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) worth it? Answering this question requires three pieces of information. First, you need to know about the certified nursing assistant salary. Second, you need to calculate the costs of living and nurse aid programs where you live. And third, you need to know the job outlook for nurse […]

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What Does A Certified Nursing Assistant Do?

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performs a wide range of duties. In addition to bathing and dressing patients, certified nursing assistant monitor vital signs. This involves taking patients’ blood pressure and temperature. They also keep patient rooms clean and may assist with medical procedures. CNAs work under the supervision of a nurse to assist patients. […]

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Does CNA Count As Nursing Experience?

When entering the medical profession and specifically nursing, one thing all prospective candidates look to obtain is nursing experience. This will help them in their pathway to eventually becoming a nurse after completing their training. There are very few ways for aspiring nurses to get the clinical nursing experience they’ll need for employers to want […]

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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 CNA And What Do They Do?

A CNA, or certified nursing assistant, helps those with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or who are simply those getting on in their years. The CNA helps individuals with their daily routine. This can include taking walks, helping with personal hygiene, and guidance on proper nutrition. The CNA assures a patient receives proper care. What is a […]

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CNA Class Tips

Even though it’s likely that you’ll wear scrubs most days when working as a certified nursing assistant, this by no means signifies that you should dress casually for your job interview. To make a good impression with prospective employers from your very first meeting, you need to dress for success. Here are a few tips that students from CNA classes McAllen TX can use.   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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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