Accredited Colleges in Texas

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What’s So Great About Accredited Colleges?

You want to improve your employment options, earn more money, and work in a job that you love — but college may not necessarily be the way to go. Before you decide to enroll in classes, consider these disadvantages of accredited colleges in Texas.  

1. Degree Programs Take Years Gaining a bachelor’s degree requires at least four years of study. During this time, you could be earning and gaining experience, which would quickly give you an advantage of graduates who are fresh out of college.  

2. College Education Lacks Some Essential Skills At college, there is an emphasis on acquiring knowledge rather enhancing practical skills, creativity, innovation, and individuality. All of the above are particularly important for work as a freelancer, entrepreneur, or in a startup and virtually all jobs require employees to use their skills to create value. Simply knowing the theory behind a concept, on the other hand, is close to useless.  

3. You Will Likely Graduate in Debt In 2015, the average student will graduate with just over $35,000 of debt. Plus, college debt per individual is increasing every year; in fact, it has doubled in the last 20 years. This means you may be spending years working just to pay off your debt, often taking whatever work is available rather than pursuing your dreams.  

4. Being Overqualified Is a Risk After graduating from college, you will want to find a job as soon as possible. However, you may find that you are at a disadvantage purely because of your qualification. If an employer perceives you as overqualified, he or she may be hesitant to hire you, knowing that you will move on as soon as a better opportunity comes around. This can make supporting yourself challenging, especially when the economy is suffering. If you are seeking a position that does not even require a degree (such as in trade, health care support, beauty, or clerical work) you will always be at a disadvantage when up against less qualified candidates. In these cases, it’s better to receive your training elsewhere.  

5. College Is a Waste of Time No matter your major, if you attend an accredited college, you will be required to take additional classes in subjects that have no relevance to your career.   If you are looking to start in your new career quickly, and without accumulating a mountain of debt beforehand, there are much better options than attending accredited colleges. Research how you can study for a well-paid job in just a few months by gaining the certifications and training you need for your dream career.

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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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