Pharmacy Technician Success Story

Meet Pharmacy Technician Student Cassandra R - SCI Austin
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Becoming a Pharmacy Technician: Cassandra S.

The beginning of this month we celebrated National Allied Health Professionals Week (Nov 2-9, 2016) and we had the opportunity to sit down at our Austin campus and talk to some of the fantastic medical program students. Some of whom are well on their way to graduating, including Cassandra. When Cassandra started in our Pharmacy Technician program, she wasn’t in a good place. Her aunt, who she was incredibly close with and who she had been caring for with cancer over the last several months had just passed away.

Cassandra realized how much she loved helping people–she had a deep desire to find a career that allowed her to give back. The science behind how drugs interact with each other and the body and the personal attention towards patients ended up being the perfect chemistry for a fulfilling career for Cassandra. “I just loved the environment!” she exclaimed. It was not always easy, and there were times in the program that were challenging, especially when having to balance priorities and still aching from the absence of her aunt in her life. But Cassandra persevered, and was even asked to participate as a mentor in the program to help her fellow students. Her advice to incoming students that are also looking to reinvigorate their career? “Give it all” and know that “you’re not alone.”  Hear from Cassandra’s program experience–her favorite memory, and what is next for her in life after SCI in our interview at our Austin campus below.

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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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