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What’s Missing From Colleges in San Antonio

Around your last year in high school, it’s logical to begin thinking about whether or not you want to go to college. Traditionally, students attended college to improve their job opportunities and to earn higher wages, but many majors no longer provide such benefits. Before you make up your mind about what to do next, consider these shortcomings of colleges in San Antonio.  

1. Cost Colleges in San Antonio are expensive — without exception. For most students, this means finding financial aid, like scholarships or grants, or taking out a loan and going into debt. If you can demonstrate need for funds, you may be eligible for a subsidized loan, in which case you only need to pay interest around six months after graduating. However, if you are still looking for a job at this point, it may be difficult to make these payments.  

2. Majors With most majors, there is no clear career choice for graduates, and this is doubly true for the humanities. Courses involve mainly lectures, which can be great for increasing your general knowledge but involve no practical training. As few graduates have any experience in their field, it can be extra difficult to find a job. You may end up working entry-level positions vaguely related to your major just to pay the bills until something more suitable comes along.  

3. Time College requires a big commitment in means of time. To gain just an associate’s degree, you will need to dedicate a further two years of your life to your education, whereas a bachelor’s degree requires a full four years. during this time, you could be experiencing life and getting a step up the job ladder.  

4. Educational Value Although college is advertised as a chance to expand your mind, this can be very far from the truth. The college systems requires you take courses in which you may have very little interest and that are completely unrelated to your major and career goals. A study even found that one-third of students never see improvement in their problem-solving, reasoning, and writing abilities.  

5. Real-World Preparation Not only does university education often lack real-world value, the college lifestyle is usually very different to life after graduation. Many students live in dorms with roommates, where they have few responsibilities. For instance:

  • They use a meal plan, so they have no need to cook.
  • They have few bills to pay, usually just car insurance, cell phone, and school expenses.
  • They typically have no commitments other than their schoolwork and can even skip class on the odd occasion without great consequences.

Upon finishing college, students have become comfortable in their situation and feel unready for the challenges of everyday adult life.   If your main reason for considering colleges in San Antonio is to begin a rewarding career, a better option may be to attend vocational school. After just a few months of training, you can be qualified to work in health care, HVAC, business, or 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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