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Tips for Taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam

The technician is the face of the pharmacy. She, or he, provides customer service, handles prescription insurance claims, manages patient records, and, depending upon the state, may repackage prescription medication, and refill prescriptions.   The pharmacist studied pharmacology in college. She, or he, has advanced knowledge regarding drugs and their use. The pharmacist advises patients […]

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JOBS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD THAT DON’T REQUIRE A DEGREE

Why Enter The Medical Field?  Before looking at the specific positions you’d like to pursue, it’s important to understand why you may want to enter the medical field at all. There are a number of reasons why it’s a very promising career path no matter what type of career you pursue in healthcare. Reasons to […]

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How to Get a Hospital Pharmacy Technician Job

Getting a hospital pharmacy technician job is a great way to begin a rewarding, fulfilling career in a stable field. But how do you get the job itself? Similar to any position, you’ll need to learn how to do the job, along with the terminology and major functions associated with it. You’ll also want to […]

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How to Register as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas

If you’ve ever considered becoming a pharmacy technician in Texas, you may be about to embark on a rewarding, lucrative career. Pharmacy technicians can make a solid salary with a stable position in the pharmaceutical field. But before you start your new career, there are prerequisites you must accomplish to enter the field. These include […]

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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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How To Start A Career As A Pharmacy Technician In Texas

A pharmacy technician salary in Texas can be anywhere from $20,730 to $42,900 per year. Click here for tips on how to be one of the top earners. A pharmacy technician salary in Texas is on average $15.30 per hour and $31,830 per year. However, pharmacy techs at the bottom 10 percent earn just $9.97 per hour and the top 10 percent $21.10 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you want to earn near the top of this range, here are a few steps to take. Read more...

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Do You Need School To Be A Pharmacy Tech

A pharmacy technician is a health care professional who helps care for patients by filling prescriptions, recording dosages, managing inventory levels, performing necessary administration and communication tasks, and otherwise assisting the pharmacist as needed. Given the increase in the number of people needing medication and the aging population, the demand for qualified pharmacy technicians is rising. If you have been debating a career as a pharmacy technician, your next step may be to determine how to get employment. You might even wonder: do you need school to be a pharmacy technician? Read more...

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Obtain your Texas Pharmacy Technician License

Earning a Texas license Pharmacy Technician in a trade school or professional careers training program is a great way to start your life working within the medical field. Different schools and programs in different states offer various methods of obtaining and working with a Pharmacy Technician license, so it is wise to become aware of the rules and regulations involved in earning your Pharmacy Technician license in Texas. Read more... 

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Which Pharmacy Tech School in San Antonio

Deciding to become a pharmacy tech is an exciting choice. You have a bright future ahead, including a promising career. The next step on your journey to more earnings and higher job satisfaction includes getting the appropriate training. There are a million factors when it comes to choosing the right pharmacy technician school in San Antonio Texas. You'll look at courses offered, financial aid options, instructor/student ratios, graduation requirements and more. Sometimes, however, the school you choose is based on word-of-mouth from alumni students who have been there and done that. Read more...

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Pharmacy Technician?

If you have been thinking about a profession in the medical field that does not need years upon years of education, a career as a pharmacy technician might be for you. Pharmacy technicians work alongside and under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. Their job duties are varied: receiving and preparing prescriptions, dispensing medication, providing important medication information to customers, and more. You will find pharmacy technicians in different settings, such as drug stores, grocery stores, hospitals, and other medical locations. You could say that they are indispensable. How long does it take to become a pharmacy technician? It can vary based on a number of factors. However there are some basic steps that every student should follow, which are listed below. Read more...

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Becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Texas

Can you see yourself greeting customers with a smile, listening to concerns, offering support and establishing trusting relationships with community members? A pharmacy technician does all that and more. If you are a people person and like to learn about science and medicine, a pharmacy technician could be a viable career option. There are four major steps to becoming a pharmacy technician in texas. Read more...

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Best Way To Become a Pharm Tech

When searching for the best way to become a pharmacy technician, you are likely to be bombarded with conflicting information from schools, programs, and online classes, all of which say that they alone have the perfect solution. In fact, the best way to become a pharmacy technician is simple: you just need to look for a course that covers the following criteria. Read more...

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Pharmacy Tech Schools in Austin

Looking for a career that's challenging, satisfying and will earn you more money than a minimum wage job? A pharmacy technician adds value to any community by assisting the pharmacist, organizing the pharmacy, and helping customers. In fact, if you've never thought about pharmacy tech as a viable career option for yourself, think again. There are a few surprising benefits of attending pharmacy tech schools in austin tx.   Read more...

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"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with Southern Careers Institute, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX. SCI is the place to be guys! Don't wait any longer, sign up!”

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Enrique H.
Welding

"I recently achieved my dream of becoming a CDL driver, passing my CDL exams at our local DMV in Edinburg. Mr. Gonzalez was such a great instructor, even though it was raining I passed with flying colors!”

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Juan L.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator

“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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