Benefits of Work Study at Austin Trade Schools

trade schools in san antonio
Request More Info
Your safety and education are priorities for SCI. Until further notice, we’re offering our classes in a hybrid/online teaching environment.

By submitting this form, I agree that Southern Careers Institute may contact me via email, text message or telephone, including the use of autodialers, regarding its programs and offers. Standard text and/or usage rates may apply.

Austin Trade Schools and the Benefits of Work Study

Work‐study is a type of campus‐based financial aid which provides students the opportunity to earn money from working part-time while enrolled in post-secondary education.  Students may apply for various positions at Southern Careers Institute and other Austin trade schools, including tutors, Student Ambassadors, Orientation Leaders and as assistants in offices throughout the Institution. There are even work‐study positions available at select organizations off campus.    

There are many benefits to accepting a work‐study award. One of the benefits is that students are paid as they work.  Many students like that they can earn money during their training to help with other school expenses.  Work‐study students are paid hourly (e.g. $8.10 ‐$9.50 an hour) and work no more than 20 hours a week. At SCI, work‐study students receive a paycheck every two weeks like regular SCI employees.  You might be surprised at how many people started their careers as work‐study students! Here are a few other benefits to taking on work-study:

  • Work Experience: Work‐study students can gain valuable experience that can help them obtain jobs after graduation. For example, some students who start off as work‐study students in admissions or financial aid continue on into full time careers as Admissions Counselors or Financial Aid Counselors.   
  • Flexibility: Work‐study students can plan their work schedule around their class schedule much easier than those who have regular part‐time or full‐time jobs. Supervisors are willing to work with their work‐study students to make sure they are successfully preparing for classes.
  • Networking: Work‐study students have the opportunity to meet many different people. Those people can include directors, administrator and other community leaders.  Some student have met people that can become their mentors or even help with future job prospects.    

  To apply for a work-study position at SCI, please visit and click on the button for “Careers”. If you are not sure whether you qualify for work‐study, please stop by the Financial Aid Office and talk with a Financial Aid Advisor.  To learn more about the benefits of work‐study, click here.   

This article was published on: 02/20/13 2:30 PM

What SCI Students Are Saying

"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!”


Enrique H.

"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!”


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.”


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.

Speak with an
Admissions Advisor

Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS

Our mission is to be a leading talent producer by delivering employer tailored training that results in a day-1 ready workforce.

Contact Us Today