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Welcome to our Austin Trade School Blog!

Read all about the trade school programs we offer, including: Medical Assistant, HVAC-R and Electrical Technician.

We share insights on career paths, salary potentials, graduate successes as well as general news about the Austin trade school scene where high school graduates can take their post-secondary education to gain higher paying jobs and careers in exciting and expanding fields of study and employment.

How to Start Your Own HVAC Business

Becoming an HVAC contractor in Texas is a solid career path. For many, the dream is to eventually stop working for someone else and own your own HVAC business...

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Put Off Education After High School
After you finish high school, it's important to pursue "continuing education." Continuing education generally refers to postsecondary studies or courses of study followed...
Different Types of HVAC Career Paths

Pursuing a career in HVAC opens the door to various job opportunities. On any given day, an HVAC service technician could perform several duties...

Online vs Classroom for Medical Tech Training
Those aspiring for a career in the healthcare industry have never had so many options, as online courses are now offered in addition to more traditional professional training. One of the most popular career...
4 Medical Assistant Certifications to Consider
After completing your medical assistant training at Austin Career Institute, the next step is to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam to become certified. You have a decision to make at this point, as there are...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Studying
Study, study, study. It's what we are told to do from that first day of school to graduation. Study for tests. Study for exams. Or study for that tricky pop quiz. Preparing to be tested helps you perform better, but...
Electrician Training Programs: Online vs. Classroom
Electrical technicians are in high demand. To meet the need, some training schools have started offering online classes for those who want to pursue a career as an electrician. Online learning is...
How Short a Time Is Too Short When Training for a Career?
Nobody wants to spend years training for a career. It doesn't matter if you're fresh out of high school, switching careers, or just getting back to work after a lengthy absence...
Medical Assistant Salary in Austin
The salary range for a Medical Assistant position in Austin varies from job to job, depending on a few factors. Medical Assistants can perform a range of tasks and have several responsibilities...
Career Pathways to Becoming a Nurse
If you dream of becoming a nurse, there are several ways to achieve that ultimate goal. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), about 3 million registered nursing jobs are available in...