The Future is Bright for Allied Health Professions in San Antonio

Demand for allied health jobs in San Antonio is growing—Medical Assistant jobs are expected to skyrocket 20% over the next decade.
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San Antonio is a wonderful city to experience. It consistently ranks high for tourists and locals alike for food and attractions. What these awards won’t tell you is why you should consider allied health jobs in San Antonio today.

Why Work in Healthcare in San Antonio?

San Antonio is a major hub for several industries, with bioscience the largest among them. One in six San Antonians is employed in bioscience, which includes healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Medical jobs offer job security because healthcare is a basic need for maintaining quality and increasing longevity of life. Demand for allied health professionals in San Antonio is only growing, and several key players in this sector already call the city home, including 3M, Medtronic, and the Department of Defense. 

What is the Outlook for Allied Health Jobs in San Antonio?

Medical Billing and Coding

As a medical biller and coder, you review patient records and translate them to industry-standard codes. These codes are critical to healthcare providers and insurance companies, ensuring that patients are billed correctly and providers are getting the appropriate reimbursement. Medical billing and coding jobs in San Antonio have a starting salary of $27,792.1 Demand for billers and coders is expected to grow by 9% over the next 10 years.2 Almost half of the people employed in San Antonio as medical billers and coders have no education beyond a high school diploma, and a medical billing and coding training program can be completed in as little as 36 weeks, making this a more attainable position for someone looking to get started quickly. 

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants play another necessary role in healthcare. They are responsible for the daily tasks that keep an office running smoothly. As a medical assistant, you may be making appointments for patients and updating their records after they meet with a doctor. Medical assistants in San Antonio have a starting salary of $25,648, and the number of jobs is expected to skyrocket by 20% over the next decade.1,2 With this much demand, now is a great time to start training to become a medical assistant. Fewer than 25% of medical assistants in San Antonio have any college education, and you can be certified in as little as 9 months, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of the boom in job opportunities.

Pharmacy Technician

The gatekeepers of lifesaving medicines, pharmacy technicians ensure our health by dispensing prescriptions correctly. They make healthcare more accessible by recommending over-the-counter alternatives to more expensive medications where possible. Pharmacy technicians in San Antonio make a starting salary of $29,1961 and demand for them is projected to increase by 7% over the next 10 years.2 Over 60% of pharmacy technicians employed in San Antonio have a high school diploma or less, making this career easy to start today. Our pharmacy technician training program prepares you to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam so you can register with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and start practicing anywhere in the state.

If you are looking for a career you can start quickly that allows you flexibility and gives you room to grow, consider allied health jobs in San Antonio. The San Antonio South Campus of Southern Careers Institute offers training programs for allied health professionals to get you qualified to work in as little time as possible. Contact us today to learn how our programs can work for you.


  1. Starting salary is as reported by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. The salary information is not specific to students or graduates of Southern Careers Institute. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.
  2. The estimated number of job postings over the past 12 months is provided by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. This data may not reflect your local market conditions. Further, market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program.

This article was published on: 07/27/21 12:05 AM

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