Southern Careers Institute

Southern Careers Institute - Military and Veteran Hiring Programs

Explore Education Options that Lead Straight to a Career: Southern Careers Institute

About Southern Careers Institute

Southern Careers Institute is a private for-profit post-secondary career and technical education institution in Texas. The school’s eight campuses are in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, and Waco. 

Southern Careers Institute offers Associate degrees and Certificate programs in the fields of business, beauty, medical, technology, and trades. You can attend in person or online. 

Texas, compared to the rest of the country, has a slightly lower cost of living. The average rent for a two-bedroom is $1,280, which makes the areas the schools are in more affordable than other places for those with the GI Bill. 

Top 3 Programs and Career Information for military-connected students at Southern Careers Institute

  • Medical Assistant Program – 36 weeks

Career options for a job after completing the Medical Assistant Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Medical Assistant | $38,899

Phlebotomist | $38,584

Health Records Specialist | $32,631

  • Electrical Technician Program – 4,000 hours 

Career options for a job after completing the Electrical Technician Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Residential Electrician | $46,223

Residential Journeyman Electrician | $56,358

  • Associate of Applied Science in Management Online Program – work at your own pace

Career options for a job with an Associate of Applied Science in Management Online Program

Job Title | Estimated Average Salary

Office Manager | $81,818

Business Office Manager | $85,196

Most Common Employment Benefits for the Careers Listed Above

  • Social Security
  • 401K
  • Time off
  • Pension
  • Disability
  • Healthcare

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Programs at Southern Careers Institute

Visit the Programs Page at Southern Careers Institute for a list of all programs.

Why should I go to a trade or vocational school?

If you decide to go to a trade or vocational school, they often have programs that can be completed within 2 years and will help their students land jobs in their area of study. This allows you to get the education you need and get job placement assistant to start your career off strong. Most trade and vocational schools have partnerships with companies in the local area and around the country to ensure their graduates move on to fulfilling careers after graduation.

Active-Duty Military Members

If you are an active-duty military member transitioning, this route allows you time to use your Tuition Assistance benefits to ensure you have career options after leaving the military community. You can begin the education process 2 years before your projected transition date. Right before your transition or soon after you will be able to get career placement assistance from the trade or vocational school you attended to help land your next career.


Using your benefits earned through service is a big decision. Be strategic in where and how you use those benefits. Trade and vocational schools allow you to find a career that is focused and sustainable and are more affordable allowing you to limit or have zero out-of-pocket costs. Not to mention direct connections into the industry of your choice.

Military Spouses

If you are a military spouse looking to find a career that can ensure job security at each assignment, consider exploring education programs at a trade or vocational school. Often education programs at these schools can lead to career paths that can be found on or near military installations around the world.

Ways to Save on Your Education at Southern Careers Institute

  • Approved For the GI Bill
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Student Success Grant
  • Southern Careers Institute Military Grant
  • Women in Tech Grant
  • Career Opportunity Grant
  • Need Based Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Learn more about Southern Careers Institute, see what programs are offered online, and contact the school directly.