Harlingen Industry Growth

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Industry Needs and the Workforce: Harlingen

Harlingen is experiencing a massive growth in industry. More and more major companies are setting up in Harlingen and as a result, are offering increased opportunities for employment. Such large companies, however, have the ability to screen potential applicants and only pick out those individuals who have received quality training and education from reputable schools and colleges.

This is an unfortunate (and often unfair) reality, but one that can be used to your advantage if you act now and become accredited in a specific field or profession, thus becoming a qualified member of the workforce Harlingen industries are so eager to hire. Read on to find out which industries are currently recruiting and discover the best ways to increase your chances of standing out from the crowd and finding gainful employment in Harlingen TX.

Industry Demands
Harlingen benefits from its unique and prosperous location. With strong infrastructure connecting the city to the wider Texas and U.S. market, and its close proximity to the Mexican border, Harlingen has seen a significant rise in companies choosing set up headquarters in the city. As a result, Harlingen industry is experiencing a boon in employment opportunities, with more positions opening up daily – industries like medical, technology, manufacturing, and science to name only a few. As already mentioned, the demand for these jobs is high, so employers have gained the ability to be very selective with whom they hire and how they screen applicants.

This means that the workforce Harlingen industry is demanding must enroll in further education to earn trade skills and careers training before even applying to these companies. As major firms like United Healthcare, Panasonic, and Cardone Industries have all set up in Harlingen, there has never been a better time to look into enrolling in further education and earning lasting employment in a growing industry in one of the fastest developing cities in Texas.

Your Options
To gain employment with one of these profitable companies you’ll have to look into earning accreditation from a reputable school or college. If you’re interested in working in the medical field you could always focus on gaining employment with United Healthcare or any of the other medical or pharmaceutical company operating in Harlingen. As the U.S. medical field is growing every day, finding employment should pose no great difficulties after graduating. You could look into earning accreditation as a Medical Assistant or a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, as with this kind of training you’re likely to earn employment within the growing Harlingen medical industry in no time.

As Harlingen industry grows, it will need more staff to keep up with the increased demand. With that in mind, you may also consider enrolling in a program with a focus on Business Accounting – an increasingly sought-after workforce – or with a focus on administrative assistance training. These training opportunities will provide access to employment in any one of the mentioned industries, with the added bonus of being able to earn promotion within each company. Looking through any of the major job listing sites, you’ll soon see a pattern begin to emerge. Employers are increasingly limiting their applications to those with accreditation, trade training, and transferable careers skills from reputable schools of colleges.

As a result, more and more people are finding lasting employment after successfully graduating from a trade school or vocational training. These people are making up the workforce Harlingen needs and demands. 

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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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